Shri Ramanand Sagar’s swift strides in the movie world intensified his stamina and vigor to produce a Herculean, magnum opus – an artistic and sanctimonious creation that surpassed all his earlier conceptions.
The Ramayan is the story of Ram, the prince who was God. The Ramayan is the great and glorious Indian Epic that has been treasured for over 10,000 years. Enshrining ideals that are ageless. Teaching lessons that are timeless. Telling stories that are enduring. Embodying truths that have withstood the test of time.
The 78-episode Television software shows rose in popularity of giddy heights when the country’s young generation was silently, unconsciously moving towards the vices of modern age. "RAMAYAN" arrived on the scene when the country’s older generation was gripped with the fear of traditional India moving in the clamps of Kalyug.
As a soothing spiritual balm – The entire Nation stopped ….. turned … and looked back with pride at our culture, our traditions and heritage of pure ethics and hallowed principles – RAMAYAN championed the victory of good over evil and boasted of noble virtues. The serial was portrayed in a most aesthetic manner and carried a lot of devotional value for the Indian viewer. Such was the phenomenon of Ramayan that often during the telecasts the streets always wore a deserted look.
To put in words of Mr. Alipeter John of Screen magazine " …. Ramanad Sagar …. Who was given up to die as a T.B. Patient once, was born to fulfill a God given mission. He was not born to make all those Enumerate films which have made him Ramanand Sagar, the well-known writer and film maker. He was born to make Ramayan in Kalyug, at a time when it was needed the most. …."
These are some of the instances about what the press had to say,
"…. Ramayan is a modern day miracle …." ---- Screen, Bombay.
"….. An authentic masterpiece .. an all-time hit …" ----- Mid-day, Bombay.
"… Block-buster in the history of Indian Television …"
"…. Ramayan, receives international acclaim…" ----- The Times of India, Bombay.
"….. In the last 50 years, there has been no other example of national integration where the whole nation came to a stand still kneeling before the television sets …." ------ The Sunday Times, London.
"… It was the year of the Ramayan…" --- Sunday Mail, Delhi
This and lots more was said by the press.
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Curtain Raiser I
Curtain Raiser II
The legendary TV serial Ramayan of approximately 45 hour is condensed into these two curtain raisers of 30 minutes each. The best clips of Ramayan, stringed together like pears of wisdom, highlight our ancient heritage and traditions - from the significance and reasons of Shri Ram's birth - to the importance of Gurukul education - to the ideals of a King - to the Dharma of a Son, a Husband and a Brother - to the destruction of evil forces - and the sanctity of the purity of a Sati. This condensed mini capsule of Sampoorna Ramayan in Curtain Raiser 1 and 2 can be viewed time and again for its wealth of Eastern wisdom, ideals that are ageless. Lessons are timeless.
Episode 1 - Introduction:
The saga of Ramayan Gods' Prayers to Lord Vishnu King Dashrath's yagna invoking blessings for a son Birth and childhood of Shri Ram
Childhood of Shri Ram Thread Ceremony of Shri Ram Fundamental education imparted Shri Ram in Gurukul
Continuation of education in Gurukul
Vedanta Invocating praises to Lord Shiv Culmination of education in Gurukul
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Return To Ayodhya Vishwamitra requests King Dashrath for his son Ram to accompany him Ram slays Tadka Vishwamitra bestows divine weapons upon Ram Warfare of Ram and Lakshman with Subahu and Mareech
Shri Ram and Lakshman proceed to Mithila Story to the origin of the Ganga Redempion
of Ahilya Shri Ram and Lakshman walk through the streets of Mithila
Janak welcomes Vishwamitra, Ram and Lakshman Shri Ram and Lakshman serve
Vishwamitra Shri Ram and Sita behold one another in the royal garden
Sita Swayamvar Kings' efforts to lift the Shiv Dhanush Guru Vishwamitra orders Shri Ram to go forth Episode 8: Shri Ram breaks the Shiv Dhanush Sita garlands Ram Parshuram arrives and admits defeat.
Shri Ram breaks the Shiv Dhanush. Sita garlands Ram. Parshuram arrives and admits defeat:
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Janak's message to King Dashrath. Marriage procession welcomed in Janakpuri The four brothers are married to the daughters of Janak and his brother
The event of the marriage of Shri Ram with Sita
Janak's paternal affection for Sita Sita's departure from Mithila The four daughters-in-law are welcomed in Ayodhya
Departure of Guru Vishwamitra from Ayodhya King Dashrath decides to appoint Shri Ram as his heir Proclamation of this decision in town Manthra's opposition to the
Celebrations mark the proclamation of Shri Ram as heir to the throne Manthra provokes Kaikayee Kaikayee gets into a rage
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King Dashrath also gets into an angry state of mind Kaikayee requests for two wishes King Dasharath relents to his promise Bharath is hailed as future king & Shri Ram is sent to forest in exile
Journey to the forest Sita & Lakshman also resolve to go to forest
Journey to the forest King Dasharath gets pertrubed and denounces Kaikayee as his wife The Grief stricken people accompany Shri Ram's chariot While the people are asleep, on the banks of Tamshe,Shri Ram leaves
Shri Ram welcomed by Nishadraj Shri Ram & Lakshman don the sages robes A boat is arranged for crossing the Ganga
After fulfilling the condition of Khibet, they cross the Ganga They arrive at rishi Bhardwaj's ashram They take leave of Nishadraj & proceed to Chitrakoot
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Episode 19: Shri Ram & Lakshman in Valmiki's ashram They build their hut in
Chitrakoot Their stay in Chitrakoot
Sumant returns to Ayodhya alone King Dasharath mourns the separation with his son He remembers Shravan Kumar's father's curse King Dasharath breathes his last
In Nanihal, Bharath's premonition saddens him Bharath & Shatrughan return to Ayodhya On hearing about their fathers death, they are deeply shocked Bharath develops deep hatred towards his mother Kaikayee and disowns her
Bharath performs King Dasharath's last rites Bharath rejects his coronation Bharath decideds to crown Shri Ram in the forest and return with him
Bharath & Shatrughan are accompanied by the gurus, the queens & the people of the forest They reach the outskirts of the territory of Nishadraj After meeting Muni Bharadwaj, they proceed to Chitrakoot
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Lakshman gets angry on receiving the news of Bharaths arrival in the forest Reunion of Shri Ram & Bharath On hearing the sad news, Shri Ram mourns the death of his father A meeting is held to persuade Shri Ram to return to Ayodhya
In Chitrakoot, King Janak conducts a meeting to plead with Shri ram to return to Ayodhya Bharath returns to Ayodhya with Shri Rams 'Paduka'
Bharath also dons the sages robe & rules Ayodhya as Shri Rams representative In Nandigram, Shri Rams Paduka is installed on the throne of Ayodhya
Sita meets Atri & mother Anusuiya Shri Ram ,Lakshman & Sita arrive at Sage Sharbhang's ashram Sage Sharbhang attains 'Moksha' (union woth God) after seeing Shri Ram
In Dandakaranya, seeing the bones of the sages, Shri Ram vows to take revenge on the demons Shri ram meets Sage Sutikshna Shri Ram meets Maharshi Agastya & receives divine weapons from him
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First meeting with Jatayu Shri Ram, Lakshman & Sita decide to stay in Panchavati Shurpanaka's attempt to charm Shri Ram Lakshman cuts off Shurpanakas nose
Shurpanaka provokes her brothers, Demons Khar & Dooshan Single handed Shri Ram kills Khar & Dooshan & destroys their army Shurpanaka laments in Ravans court
Ravan decides to kidnap Sita Mareech reluctantly becomes golden deer Shri Ram, at Sitas behest, goes after the deer
Mareech mimics Shri Rams voice & calls Lakshman Sita compels Lakshman to go Ravan kidnaps Sita Shri Ram & Lakshman are upset
Shri Ram & Lakshman meet wounded Jatayu In Lanka, Ravan send Sita to Ashoka Vatika
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In forest Shri Ram kills Khabanda Shri Ram & lakshman reach Shabaris ashram Shabari is overwhelmed as she meets her lord
Sugriv notices two strangers & sends Hanuman Hanuman recognizes Shri Ram and happily carries the two brothers to the top of the hill to Sugriv
Freindship between Shri Ram & Sugriv Shri Ram sees Sitas jewels & becomes emotional He promises Vali for persecuting Sugriv
Sugriv tells Shri Ram the cause of the misunderstanding
Shri Ram convinces Sugriv of his strength & removes his doubts Fight between Sugriv & Bali Bali is killed by Shri Ram.
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Sugriv is repentant and in tears. Bali consoles him and tells him that his first and formost duty is to help Shri Ram find his consort. Tara, Bali's wife and Angad arrive. Tara falls on the ground and clasping Bali, sets up a wall of woe. Bali appeals to Shri Ram to protect Angad. Shri Ram consoles Tara and tells Sugriv and Hanuman to perform the last rites of Bali in a befitting manner. After the cremation, Shri Ram tells Lakshman to crown Sugrive. He then turns to Sugrive and says: "Go and take up the reins of the kingdom and crown Angad as the Yuvaraj."
After the coronation Sugriv and Angad come to Shri Ram for his blessings. Shri Ram suggests that the search for Sita should start after the monsoon. During the rains, Shri Ram broods over Sita's predicament and waits impatiently for the rains to stop. Meanwhile, in Kishkindha, sugriv and his household indulge in merry-making. After the rains are over, Shri Ram asks Lakshman to go and remind Sugriv of his promise.
Lakshman enters Kishikindha in a fury. Angad goes and informs Hanuman who requests Tara to go and allay Lakshman's wrath. Tara is able to take away the edge of Lakshman's anger and Hanuman tells Lakshman that Sugriv has already issued orders for mobilising the warriors. Sugriv apologizes and accompanies Lakshman to pay his respects to Shri Ram. Even as Shri Ram is talking to Sugriv, great multitudes of vanaras arrive. Sugriv issues orders to send divisions of the army to the four corners of the earth. He sends Hanuman under the leadership of Angad to the south. As Hanuman touches the feet of Shri Ram, he gives him his ring and says: "I am ful of hope that you will discover Sita. This ring will tell her that you are my messenger.
Passing through a desert, fainting with hunger and thirst, Angad and others notice a cave from which birds come out with their wings wet. They conclude that there is water inside the cave. They enter the dark cave and reach a lovely grove with water and trees laden with fruits. They find Tapasvani Swamprabha, who tells them to have their fill as they have come on a noble mission. She even transports them to the sea-side by her tapes. There they meet Sampati, the older brother of Jatayu. Sampati, though old and weak, can see things very far off and tells them that Sita is in Lanka, a hundred yojan away across the sea. "But how to cross the sea?" The vanaras are worried and then Jamubant reminds Hanuman of his forgotten strength.
Jambubant reminds Hanuman of his dormant strength. Hanuman's figure begins to enlarge. From Mahendra Parbat he leaps and flies over the sea. On the way, he politely refuses Mainak's offer to rest and outwits Surasa. Suddenly he feels a mighty force dragging him down. It is Singhika who opens her mouth, thereby, drawing him in. Hanuman kills her and reaches Lanka. At the main gate he confronts Lankini, the guardian Goddess of Lanka. He defeats her, enters the city and searches high and low. Finally he learns that Sita is in Ashok Vatika.
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In Ashok Vatika, Hanuman hides in the branches of the tree under which Sita is seated. Ravan arrives and tries his best to coax Sita to accept him. Insulted by her refusal, Ravan draws his sword 'Chandrika' when Queen Mandodari stops him. Ravan gives Sita two months to make up her mind. As ordered by Ravan, the guards try to persuade Sita and even threaten her. Trijata, a female demon, who treated Sita as her own daughter, saves her from the other guards. As Hanuman finds Sita alone, he sings 'Ram Katha' from his hiding place. Sita looks around and Hanuman drops Shri Ram's ring in front of her. Sita looks around and Hanuman drops Shri Ram. Hanuman comes down and assures Sita that since he has found out where she is, Shri Ram will come to her rescue without delay.
With Sita's permission, Hanuman eats the fruits of Ashok Vatika and ravages the garden. He fights the guards and kills Jambumati. Akshoykumar, one of Ravan's sons, is killed by Hanuman. The news reaches Ravan and he sends Indrajit. Indrajit hurls the'Brahmastra' and Hanuman showing respect to the weapon of Brahma receives it with folded hands and accepts the bondage. Indrajit orders his men to tie him up with strong ropes.
Hanuman is brought to Ravan's court in bondage, He tells Ravan that he is a messenger of Shri Ram and advises Ravan to seek refuge at Shri Ram's feet. Ravan, enraged by his words, orders that he should be killed forthwith. But since Bibhishan and others point out that it is unethical to kill a messenger, Ravan issues orders to set fire to Hanuman's tail. The guards wrap cloth on Hanuman's tail and set it on fire. Hanuman shrinks, breaks out of bondage and sets fire to Lanka.
The courtiers discuss the situation in the court and Ravan tells Indrajit to order Vishwakarma to repair the damage done by Hanuman immediately. Hanuman takes leave of Sita and goes back with her blessings. He meets Shri Ram and others, shows Sita's 'churamani' as a token, narrates his experience in Lanka and says that if Shri Ram wants to find Sita alive, he should immediately attack Lanka and rescue her.
Shri Ram meets Sugriv and his vanar Sena. Hanuman gives an account of Ravan's army and the security of Lanka. Shri Ram, with the permission of Sugriv, organizes the army. They march under the star of triumph 'Uttar Phalguni' towards the southern sea. They reach the seashore. Shri Ram says that the army should camp on the seashore and rest. Ravan's spies inform him that Shri Ram, along with Lakshman, Sugriv and a huge army has reached the seashore. Mandodari warns Ravan, but he does not pay any heed to her. Sita is happy as the news reaches her through Trijata.
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Ravan summons his council. The members of the assembly in one voice, praise the prowess of Ravan and declare that Shri Ram is no match for them. Only Bibhishan pleads with him to send Sita back to Shri Ram. He finally falls at the feet of Ravan and begs him to listen to his advice. Ravan kicks him and orders him to leave Lanka at once. Worried about the welfare of the people of Lanka, Bibhishan discusses the problem with his ministers. They advise him to take refuge at Shri Ram's feet. Bibhishan asks his mother for advice and she too approves of his plan. Bibhishan then goes to Ravan and pleads again, but all in vain.
Bibhishan flies with his four ministers and arrives at the camp of Shri Ram. He says to the Vanar chiefs: "I'm Bibhishan, the brother of Ravan, I have come to take refuge at Shri Ram's feet." Sugriv reports this to Shri Ram and says that he suspects Bibhishan's intentions, Angad and others also support him. Only Hanuman says that he sees no cause for suspicion. Bibhishan has comeas he knows that Ravan is fated to lose. Shri Ram says: "When one comes to me for refuge, I cannot reject him." He accepts Bibhishan as a friend and assures him the throne of Lanks.
Ravan discusses the matter with his courtiers and sends Sukh to seduce Sugriv from his loyalty to Shri Ram. Sukh meets Sugriv and says: "You are a king and Ravan is another. Earn his friendship instead of risking your life for helping a disinherited prince." Sugriv sends him back, saying that Ravan is his enemy as he is the enemy of Shri Ram. In the morning, Shri Ram begins to worship the Sea-God Varun, as suggested by Bibhishan.
Prior to the construction of the bridge as suggested by the Sea-God Varun, Shri Ram worships Lord Shiva and seeks his blessings. Shri Ram then orders Nal and Neel to construct the bridge. The monkeys, under the supervision of Nal and Neel, start working with gusto. They break rocks, uproot trees and then drag them to the shore. The noise created by then drowns the roar of the sea.
The construction of the bridge is completed and Shri Ram crosses the bridge with his army. He reaches the shore of the sea and says. "Let the army camp here since there are groves and fruit trees in abundance." When Ravan hears that Shri Ram has crossed the sea with his army, he calls Vidytjibha and orders him: "Prepare a head just like Ram with your maya." Ravan goes to Ashok Vatika and tells Sita that her husband has been beheaded and shows the head of Shri Ram smeared with blood. Sita's grief knows no bounds.
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Queen Mandodari begs Ravan not to fight with Shri Ram. She advises him to surrender and return Sita to Ram. But Ravan, proud as he is says: "Is there any warrior in the world my equal?" He then sends two spies, Suka and Sarana, to Shri Ram's camp. The spies assume the form of monkeys and enter the camp of Shri Ram. Bibhishan spots them and takes them to Shri Ram. Shri Ram forgives them and says: "If you have completed your task, you are welcome to go back armed with your information."
Shri Ram surveys Lanka and admires its beauty. Suddenly, Sugriv leaps up as he notices Ravan on the tower of Lanka. He knocks off Ravan's crown. The two wrestle. Sugrive returns to Shri Ram as Ravan resorts to magic. Shri Ram, happy on seeing Sugrive safe, tells him that it is not advisable for a king like him to take such risks. Ravan arranges his army, while the Vanar Sena surrounds Lanka in the formation laid down by Shri Ram.
Sugrive tells Shri Ram that the army has completely surrounded Lanka. Shri Ram says that Ravan should be given one last chance. He, therefore, sends Angad as an ambassador to Ravan's court, with a message, "Tell Ravan, if he loves his life, he should humbly restore Sita and beg for forgiveness." Angad goes to Ravan's court and delivers the message. Ravan's derogatory remarks about Shri Ram enrage Angad, but he manages to control himself. Ravan has a cunning plan in mind. He tells Angad that he would restore his rightful throne, left by his father to him. He further adds, that as he has earned Ram's confidence, he should take advantage of it, kill Ram and avenge his father's death.
Angad tells Ravan that his father Vali, had asked him to serve Shri Ram. He then asks Ravan to surrender himself. Ravan asks his men to capture Angad. Angad puts his foot down, challenging Ravan's men to lift it. All, including Indrajit try, but fail. Finally, Ravan comes and stoops down. Angad lifts his foot and tells Ravan that he should fall at Shri Ram's feet and not his. Ravan is advised by his family members to surrender. Queen Mandodari's father begs him not to antogonise Shri Ram. Malyavan, Ravan's maternal grandfather, also advises him to surrender. Even his mother, Kaikesi, wanrs him against Shri Ram. However, Ravan is too proud to listen.
Queen Mandodari appeals to Ravan to listen to the advice of his elders. She tells him that this is the last night to decide and begs him to accept the terms of peace. Ravan brags of his power. Mandodari reminds him that he did not dare cross the 'Lakshman Rekha' drawn by Shri Ram's brother. Angad returns. His peace mission has failed, but Shri Ram and Laksham praise him. A spy returns and announces that Ravan has spurned the advice of his well wishers.
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At the battlefield, Sugriv reports to Shri Ram that Hanuman has killed Durmukh. Hanuman comes and reports that Lakshman has killed Prahast. The news reaches Ravan's court. Indrajit seeks permission to fight. However Makaraksh, Khar's son says that he would like to fight Shri Ram. His mother had told him that he could not perform his father's tarpan (rituals) until he brought Shri Rams head. Ravan grants him permission. Makarakshasa dies a hero. Indrajit again seeks permission. Ravan, however, says that as it is his battle, he would go and put an end to it.
Ravan comes to the battlefield and fights with Sugriv and Lakshaman. Finally, Shri Ram confronts Ravan. It is a glorious fight to watch. Shri Ram completely disarms Ravan and tells him to go back as it is against the ethics of war to fight on who is disarmed. Ravan returns to the palace, a broken man. Shri Ram's chivalry in asking Ravan to rearm himself and come back the next day is too galling to his pride. Malayavan then suggest that they should awak Kumbhakarna, whose valor is proverbial.
Ravan sends his men to Kumbhakaran's palace to wake him up from his deep sleep. They take mountains of food for him and try to awaken him with their shouts, drums and trumpets. At last, Kumbhakaran gets up and has his meal. He is told about the war and the humiliation Ravan is suffering. Ravan goes to meet Kumbhakarna who tells him that it was unwise of Ravan to kidnap Sita. Ravan tells Kumbhakarna that it was too late for such talks. He now needed Kumbhakarna's prowess and not criticism. Kumbhakarna assures Ravan that he would go to the battlefield and destroy Ravan's enemies. Kumbhakarna leaves for the battlefield with a spear in his hand.
Kumbhakaran comes to the battlefield, furious. Bibhishan tells Shri Ram that Kumbhakarna is Ravan's brother and tells him about the boon of Brahm for which Kumbhakarna sleeps for six months, wakes up for a single day and then goes to sleep again. Bibhishan goes to Kumbhakaran and tries to convince him to follow the path of dharma. Kumbhakarn says that his dharma is to fight for his brother and to die if necessary. Kumbhakaran fights with Sugriv, Angad and others and finally with Shri Ram. With his arrows, Shri Ram cuts his arms and andhis head. Kumbhakarn falls on the ground like a huge mountain.
Ravan is visibly shaken, when the news of Kumbhakaran's death reaches him. Indrajit wants to go to the battlefield, but his brothers Atitkaya, Devantak, Narantak and Trishira insist that they will go first. Atikaya challenges Lakshman. A terrible fight follows. Hanuman and Angad kill Devantak, Narantak and Trishira. This news reaches Shri Ram who is anxious about fight between Lakshman and Atikaya.
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Lakshman fights with Atikaya. Each sends an arrow which is nullified by the other. Atikaya goes up into the sky on his chariot. Hanuman takes Lakshman up on his shoulder. They continue their fight in the sky. Lakshman invokes Brahmastra and releases it. Atikaya falls to the ground. Ravan almost swoons when he learns of the death of his four brave sons. Dhayamalini, Atikaya's mother, accuses him of sacrificing his brave sons at the altar of his lust for Sita. Indrajit again seeks permission to go the battlefield,. Ravan hesitates, but ultimately agrees.
Bibishan talks about Indrajit's valor and his many 'sidhis'. Indrajit comes to the battlefield. Lakshman fights with him, with Shri Ram's blessings. Bibhishan begs Shri Ram to help Lakshman as Indrajit's strength will increase manifold after sunset. As Shri Ram comes to the battlefield, Indrajit makes himself invisible. He aims serpent darts at Shri Ram and Lakshman. Bound by the serpents, they cannot move and lie helpless on the battlefield.
Ravan congratulates Indrajit on his wonderful success. When Sita hears about the mishap, she is in deep sorrow and Trijata consoles. As sugriv and the others are worried about their Lord, the great bird Garuda comes into view, along with Hanuman. The serpents flee. Shri Ram and Lakshman arise, radiant as before. Shri Ram express his indebtedness to the great bird. Ravan and Indrajit are shocked to learn that Garuda freed Shri Ram and Lakshman from the serpent darts.
Indrajit swoops down on Shri Ram's army and challenges Lakshman, who comes with Shri Ram's blessings. Indrajit hurls his Shakti baan and Lakshman falls unconscious. Ravan and Malyavan congratulate Indrajit, who boasts that he will present his father with Ram's head on the following day. With Lakshman lying unconscious on hs lap, Shri Ram wonders how he will face his mother Sumitra, and Lakshman's wife, Urmila.
As suggested by Bibhishan, Hanuman flies to Lanka and carries Sushen Vaidya, the royal physician on his back. Sushen Vaidya examines Lakshman and says that his life can be saved, if someone can bring a herb called Sanjeevani before sunrise. Hanuman leaves in search of the herb. Ravan sends Kainemi, the master of sorcery, who with his magic power, builds an ashram and sings praises of Shri Ram. Hanuman goes ther. Kalnemi tells him that he knows who he is and why he has come. He tells Hanuman to take a dip in the lake, after which he would takehim to Dronagiri.
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As Hanuman gets into the lake he is attacked by a crocodile. Hanuman drags the crocodile out of the water, which becomes a Dvkanya. She had become a crocodile because of a curse. She thanks Hanuman and tells him that the Sanyasi is Kalnemi who is sent by Ravan to kill him. Hanuman kills Kalnemi, reaches Dronagiri, lifts the whole peak and flies back. Hit by Bharat's arrow, he falls down in Ayodhya. Everone is surprised as Hanuman arrves with the peak of Dronagiri. Sushen Vaidya saves lakshman with Sanjeevani her.
Raven is shocked to learn that Lakshman is saved. Indrajit goes to perform a tantrik yajna in the temple of Nikumbhila. Bibhishan tells Shri Ram that Indrajit will be invincible, if he can complete the yajna. He, therefore, goes with Lakshman and an army to disrupt the yajna. Indrajit comes out as the yajna is disrupted. He fights with Lakshman. The battle goes on. Indrajit hurls Narayan chakra, but Lakshman humbly does obeisance to the astra and it goes back after doing parikrama of Lakshman. Indrajit realises that Lakshman is not an ordinary human being and he becomes invisible.
Indrajit tells Ravan that his yajna has been disrupted. He takes leave of his parents and his wife, Sulochana. He goes to the battlefield and a fierce battle ensues. Lakshman takes out Indrastra, discharges the fatal arrow and Indrajit's head is severed. Ravan refuses to believe it. He rushes to the man who brought the news with his sword drawn. Malyavan stops him. When Mandodari comes and laments over her son's death, the truth dawns on Ravan. Shri Ram congratulates Lakshman and tells Hanuman to leave Indrajit's body body at the gate of Lanka with due respect.
Ravan decides to kill Sita. Angry like Rudra, he unsheaths his sword. Maydanav holds his hand and tells him that he should go to the battlefield instead. In Lanka Ravan tells his army that only those who are not afraid to die should acompany him. He enters the battlefield like a whirlwind and challenges Ram and Lakshman.
Ravan attacks Shri Ram with all his pent up fury. He notices Bibhishan and hurls a Shakti baan endowed with divine power, but Shri Ram takes the missile on himself and sways. Enraged Bibhishan, Sugriv and others attack Ravan, who becomes unconscious. His charioteer drives away from the battlefield. As Ravan regains consciousness, he reprimands his charioteer and orders him to drive back to the battlefield. The sun sets and with the blowing of conch shells the war ends for the day.
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Mandodari, while nursing Ravan's wounds, begs him to surrender to Shri Ram. In the morning while putting thetilak of victory on Ravan's forhead, the thali falls from Mandodari's hand. It is a bad omen, but Ravan does not care. He goes to the Shiva temple, makes his obeisance and says that the Lord is punishing him for his pride. But then, he has achievements to be proud of. He says that if alive, he would come and pay homage. Indra sends his chariot for Shri Ram. Shri Ram circumambulates the chariot and ascends it.
The grim battle begins. Shri Ram's arrows severe Ravan's head. His head is soon replaced and this goes on. Killing Ravan seems to be impossible. Bibhishan tells Shri Ram tha in Ravan's naval is enshrined the secret of his invincibility. Reminded by Malati, Shri Rm picks up the Brahmastra. The weapon goes and pierces Ravan's naval. Ravan falls dead. Bibhishan mourns his brother's death. Queen Mandodari and the other queens come to the battlefield and lament. Malyavan surrenders Lanka to Shri Ram. Shri Ram tells him that he has alreadydeclared Bibhishan to be crowned as King of Lanka.
After Ravan's last rites are performed, Bibishan is crowned in a magnificent ceremony. Shri Ram tells Hanuman to go to Lanka with the King's permission and tell Sita what has happened. Sita's joy is beyond words. She blesses Hanuman and tells him that she is eager to meet her Lord. Hanuman returns and delivers the message. Shri Ram requests Bibhishan to send Sita to the Camp. Sita arrives and undergoes agni-pariksha. She enters the fire, which assumes bodily form amd leads Sita to her husband. Shri Ram takes Sit in his arms and bow to Agnidev.
Brahma comes and makes obeisance to Shri Ram. Shri Ram says that he is a mere man-Ram, son of Dashrath. Dashrath appears and blesses them. Shri Ram appeals to him to forgive Mother Kaikayee and Bharat, to which Dashrath readily agrees. Bibhishan offers his Pushpak Viman and they leave for Ayodhaya. Shri Ram stops near the ashram of Rishi Bhardwaj and sends Hanuman to inform Bharat of his arrival. After paying homage to Bhardwaj, he goes to meet Guha, where Sita performs Ganga Puja. As the news of Shri Ram's arrival reaches Ayodhya, the peole are overjoyed.
Shri Ram reaches Ayodhya. People sing and dance in joy. He makes obeisance to Guru Vashishth, meets his mothers, and embraces Bharat. They proceed to the palace. On the way, Shri Ram expresses his desire to visit mother Kaikayees apartment. As Bharat does not enter the room, Shri Ram tells him to apologize to his mother. Even their father has forgiven her. Bharat touches his mother's feet and Kaikayee embraces him. The coronation of Shri Ram. Guru Vashishth crowns Shri Ram and Sita. The people sing praises of Shri Ram.
78 Episodes of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan TV serial can now be special ordered on generic 16 VHS video cassettes. The price for set of 16 volumes on 8 VHS is $159 with free shipping in USA. (Shipping cost for other countries by Global Express Mail is $38.00 extra)
Hindi with or without English Subtitles on special request.
|Cost of 8 VHS
Individual Volume @ $14.95
8 DVD Set - Hindi w/English subtitles $110
Spellbinding sequel to Ramayan Story of the Sons of Ram in 39 episodes.
(Shipping cost for other countries by Global Express Mail is $28.00)
|LUV KUSH 8 VHS Set*
39 Episodes of Ramanand Sagar's Luv Kush TV Serial on 8 video cassettes with English subtitles (Free shipping in USA)
Economy version containing 39 Episodes of Ramanand Sagar's Luv Kush TV Serial on 4 video cassettes with English subtitles
Free shipping in USA. (Shipping cost for other countries by Global Express Mail is $40.00)
Spellbinding sequel to Ramayan Story of the Sons of Ram in 39 episodes.
|HANUMAN* Low Cost DVD only - with English Audio
India's First 2-D Animation Film as described above
Limited supply - Click here to order today: $17.95
|HANUMAN* 4-in-1 Value Pack in Hindi with English subtitles
India's First 2-D Animation Film
Hanuman - an extraordinary film, which involved many man-hours to make, revolves around the extraordinary feats f the 'monkey-god'. Hanuman is incarnation of Lord Shiva, born with the sole purpose of assisting Lord Rama in his crusade to fight evil on earth. Blessed by gods with supernatural powers, unbelievable strength, and sharp intelligence, Hanuman helps Lord Rama rescue his wife from the clutches of the demon King Ravana. Film portrays Hanuman as compassionate and loving super hero who uses his extraordinary strength to fight evil and help the needy. His birth and childhood, his meeting with Lord Rama, the war with Ravana and his historical deeds are all depicted in this movie. This 4-in-1 Value Pack contains One DVD, One Audio CD, One Booklet of Hanuman Chalisa in English, and a special storybook for children. An ideal new year gift for children of all ages.
Limited supply - Click here to order today: $24.95
HANUMAN* Low Cost DVD only - with English Audio
India's First 2-D Animation Film as described above
Limited supply - Click here to order today: $17.95
||RAMAYANA (NEW EDITION)
The Legend of Prince Rama
This new edition of Animated Ramayana for Children in English on DVD and VHS now comes with three short stories from the Animated series "LONG LONG AGO". The price remains unchanged at $14.95.
RAMAYANA has been cinematized a number of times in India. Universal themes, such as love, friendship, family ties, selfless devotion, war and peace etc. that RAMAYANA is replete with have inspired film makers time and again to cinematize it. However, since war scenes around which the story of RAMAYANA revolves are full of fantasy, it might be difficult to do justice to them with the usual techniques of filming. Thus, there is no medium but animation for depicting the divine powers of the hero Rama and the devilish powers of his arch rival Ravana, the life and death battle between Lakshmana and Indrajit in the sky and the antics of Hanuman - the other hero of this story - who can fly like superman in the sky and change the size of his body at will.
Other short stories included on this dvd are 1. KRISHNA AND KALIA, (2) BHIM AND BAKSURA, and (3) KRISHNA AND SUDHAMA.
An ideal gift for children of any age.
|SAMPOORNA RAMAYAN* (The movie)
Mahipal, Anita Guha, Sulochana, Lalita Pawar, BM Vyas
This old classic box office hit Hindi movie in color was produced by Vasant Desai and directed by Babubhai Mistry. It has now been released on DVD and videocassette with subtitles in English from best available mastering material.