Inthe Indian culture, there exist ancient poems that were read by thecitizens of the country for various purposes. For example, theRamayana is a case of an Indian song that focuses on informationdelivery and messages which are epic to the Indians. Therefore, themessage that is being passed across by the Ramayana is on how Ramawas struggling to release his wife Sita. His wife, Sita was capturedby a demon King called Ravana. The King’s dealings in winning Sitawere in collaboration with Mahabharata. The poem, an epic poem istraditionally explained and ascribed accurately in the Hindu booksand sage called Valmiki. The documentation in the Hindu sage is usedto explain and give a detailed account of the life that Rama who wasa legendary King was living (Dutt, Ravi and Ramashraya 28). Moreover,the indication also has information basing on the banishment thatRama had been given from the Kingdom and the origin of the banishmentwas his father who was the King at that time and was calledDasharatha. The documentation also has escapades that haveinformation about the journey travels that Rama had with his wifeSita and his brother Lakshmana, and the travels were across theforests found in India. It is during this time that there was akidnapping of Rama`s wife Sita and this led to the Rama engaging infights with the demon King by the name Lanka. Establishing that inthe epic poem, Ramayana is important. Different categories center onvarious kinds of stories and information. YuddhaKanda book, a part of the Ramayadha poem focuses on the Ramayadha warbetween Rama and Ravana leading to the climax of the story which isthe release of Rama’s wife Sita.
TheYuddha Kanda is also often known as the Lanka Kanda is an importantand instrumental book among the Ramayana which shows the descriptionabout more on Ramayana War. The Ramayana war took place between twoarmies and these armies included the army of Ravana, and Rama wasleading the other army. The orchestration of the war was based on theinformation report that was brought by Hanuman on Sita’s kidnapping(Miśra and Vālmīki 96). The story made Rama and Lakshmanacreate allies that they set foot towards where Sita was being heldcaptive. Thus, their journey led them to the southern sea part insearch of Sita. Rama`s forces and army were strengthened by thejoining of troops especially when Ravana`s brother Vibhishana joinedRama`s forces. There was the construction of floating bridge formedby Nala and Nila was called Rama Setu, and the aim of establishingthe floating bridge was to facilitate the movements of the sea.
Thecontents of the floating bridge included the use of stones which weredesigned in a manner that they had to float on the sea water and thatthey had Rama’s name being written on them. Hence, it is throughthe use of the Bridge that the Princes and the armies used to crossthe sea and reach the Lanka region (Vālmīki and Menon 78).Immediately after crossing over to Lanka, there emerged a war thatwas lengthy. The effects of the war cause Ravana’s son using apowerful weapon against Lakshmana, and in the end, Lakshmana hasseverely wounded bleeds to the point that he is at the edge of death.The scenario changes causing Hanuman to flee from Lanka and seekrefuge and help in the Himalayas. He was to identify a herb thatwould assist in curing Lakshmana but unfortunately, while on MountSumeru there was a difficulty in the identification of the particularherb to be used for treatment purposes. Hence, the idea that Hanumanestablished was that he decided to take the whole Mountain to Lanka.The war continues and only comes to an end when death is pronounced,and this is the death of Ravana. Rama is the person behind thekilling of Ravana.
Incidencesafter the War
Otheroccurrences that follow include the filling of the throne in Lankawhere Rama gives Vibhishana the throne. Furthermore, Rama is afterfinding out if indeed his wife is pure and subjects her to a test offire called the Agni Pariksha (Vanamali and Vālmīki 154). Themain reason as to why he subjects her to such tests is because Ramahas been hearing rumors against the purity of Sita, his wife. Thefire, the test goes successfully as the God of fire raises Sitaunharmed above the fire. The God of fire was instrumental inprotecting Sita all through the escapades to the point that she wasable to be raised above the fire unharmed attesting to her purity.Thus, Rama alongside with Sita and Lakshmana embark on a journey andreturns to Ayodhya. It is in Ayodhya that coronation ceremony takesplace establishing the development of good morals termed as RamRajya.
Thebook is an important one, especially when reading about Ramayana epicpoems. Yuddha Kanda book provides information about the Ramayana warwhich is directed by the ultimate objective of setting Sita free fromthe demonic King who had kidnapped her. Despite the success story,Rama still is challenged by fears about the purity of Sita and beforethey returned home. The God of fire helps Sita prove her innocenceand purity. Thus, the Yuddha Kanda is among the important books ofthe Ramayana poem that has information about success story withregards to the kidnappings of Sita.
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