More trouble ahead.
Ravana was shocked to hear about his brother’s death. As his last hope, he called his son Indrajit. Indrajit possessed immense magical powers. Indrajit returned to the battle.
Finally, Indrajit discharged the sacred Brahmastra and Lakshmana lay unconscious on the battlefield.
[RAMA AND MONKEY ARMY FELT SAD ON SEEING LAKSHMANA LIKE THIS]
Jambavan, seeing this happen, took control of the situation and summoned Hanuman. He told him to go to the Himalayas to the Sanjivani Parvata and bring back four wonderful herbs which had healing qualities, to rescue everyone. Hanuman rose above the earth and flew off with great speed. When he reached the Himalayas, he saw the mountain that Jambavan described. But he could not find the herbs. So he uprooted the entire mountain with all the herbs growing there and returned to Lanka. The fragrance of the herbs in the mountain revived Lakshmana.
The battle was resumed. Lakshamana used the Indrastra and the great warrior Indrajit fell dead.
With the fall of Indrajit, Ravana was shattered. He wailed most piteously and his sorrow gave place to anger.
He started for the battlefield.
Ravana came face to face with Rama. Both Ravana and Rama were equally powerful. The battle between them was very fierce. One by one, Rama cut off Ravana’s ten heads with his arrows. But no sooner was one head cut off than another grew to take its place.
The Final Blow.
Finally, Rama used a very powerful weapon, which was the mightiest of all-mighty weapons. The weapon whizzed through the air emitting flame. It pierced the chest of Ravana. Ravana fell back dead from his chariot. Ravana had lost everything due to his greed and lust. After Ravana’s death, vibhishana has duly crowned the king of Lanka.
The sigh of relief and celebration.
Sita’s eyes sparkled with tears of joy as she was once again united with her husband Rama.
The fourteen years of exile were almost over. Rama, Lakshmana, Sita, Hanuman, and Sugreeva mounted the Pushpaka Vimana and bade farewell to Lanka. The Pushpaka Vimana reached Ayodhya. Bharat was waiting for Rama’s return. Soon Rama was crowned the king of Ayodhya. Hanuman had become an ardent devotee of Rama. He sat at Rama’s feet. Sri Rama ruled over Ayodhya for many years. People lived a happy, contented life in his kingdom and this glorious reign was hailed as Rama Rajya.
Jai Sri Ram.