50 Songs taken from 16 Volumes of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan TV Serial.
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. …."
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Ramayana Vol. 1
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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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.
ANIMATED RAMAYANA 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.
THE SEVENTH INCARNATION OF LORD VISHNU
Story of Rama from Birth to Bhart Milap
By Late Dr. B.R. Chopra
Available in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages with English subtitles
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Dharti mentions that Sahasra-arjun is killed but the tyrants that cause suffering in humanity continue to exist. Ravan's atrocities had spread in all direction. Lord Vishnu decides to reincarnate himself as Ram and also asks Laxmi to be born to the King Dashrath and Sita is the daughter of King Janak of Mithila. King Dashrath had three wives - Kaushalya, Sumittra and Kaikeyi. King Dashrath was fond of hunting and one day hunting a deer near the river Saryau, his arrow strikes and kills a youth Shravan Kumar who had come to the river to fetch water for his blind parents.
Parshuram returns to his mother and presents the heads of the sons of Sahasra-arjun. She is not happy. Like her husband she too hated violence. Parshuram declares that to protect the weak violence is sometimes necessary. Hearing her sons words of revenge she dies. Sahasra-arjun is furious to see the death of his sons and swears vengeance. Sahasra-arjun is furious to see the death of his sons and swears vengeance.
Sahasra-arjun draws upon a plan to trap Parshuram by pretending to be weak and let Parshuram get close to him and then surrounds him using the forces of all the other kings. Parshuram meets with Sahasra-arjun alone and offers to end the war if Sahasra-arjun apologizes for the attrocities he has done. Sahasara-arjun refuses and is killed by Parshuram in the war. Gods shower flowers as Righteousness wins over evil. Parshuram visits Lord Shiva to return his bow. Shiva asks him to give to Ravan or Janak who are his devotees.
Parshuram visits Ravan's court but Ravan's behavior towards his subjects stops him from giving the bow. On theway to King Janak he meets Shravan who is taking his parents on pilgrimage. Upon reaching Janak's court Parshuram is received with honor and respect due to an acharaya; so he leaves Shiv's bow in Janak's care and returns to his abode to become an Acharya again.
Ravan sees a pretty girl mediating on
and falls in love with her. He breaks her penance and asks her to marry him. When she refuses his offer, he rapes her. On his way to Kashi, Sharavan rests to bring water to his blind parents. Dashrath who is hunting nearby, kills Shravan by mistake. Shravan asks him to look after his parents and dies. Dashrath goes to his parents give the bad news. They curse him to face a death grieving for his son as they grieve for Shravan and die.
Episode 66 King Dashrath performs the last rites of Shravan Kumar and his parents. He is sad and feels guilty. He goes to religious court, the sages absolve him of guilt but ask him to never shoot an arrow on merely hearing a sound. Dashrath learns that Ravan has invaded the neighbouring state Kaipaya, so he goes to help him. During the batter, his sarathi is killed but a young man takes the sarathi’s place. Dashrath discovers that the young man is king Kaikaya’s daughter in disguise.
Episode 67 In a fierce battle Dahsrath defeats Ravan. During the battle Kaikayee saves Dashrath’s life twice. King Kaikaya welcomes the victorious Dashrath to his palace. Kaikayee expresses a desire to marry him but Dashrath politely tells her he has to get permission from his two queens. At the same time, Dashrath promises to fulfill Kakayee two wishes at anytime during his lifetime. Upon return Dashrath tells the queens who agree and ask sage Vashisht to take the proposal to King Kaikaya.
Episode 68 Sage Vashisht is about to send a priest when a purohit arrives from King Kaikaya with the marriage proposal. They happily agree and Dsahrath marries Kaikayee. Meanwhile, Ravan’satrocities against the sages continues to rise. He levies tax on sages and when they are unable to pay, he orders 4 cups of blood to be drained from their bodies. Lord Vishnu declare that the time has come for him to reincarnate himself as Ram.
Episode 69 King Dashrath expresses his disappointment for being childless. RishiVashisht asks him to perform KameshriYagna. Ravan’sdemon spill the blood of Rishi in fields of King JanaksMithila which results in Famine. King Janak’spriests advise him to plough the field himself and fixes a date.
Ravan asks Meghnath to join the battlefield who says he will join after he has concluded his worship of Maya Shakti. The battle between Ravan and Indra begins. Kumbhakarna falls asleep and Indra succeeds in holding Ravan captive. Meghnath arrives and defeats the gods and imprison them. In Ayodhya King Dashrath with his queens names his children. Narad informs Laxmi that her hour to descend on earth has arrived. Laxmi manifests as earth's daughter on Earth. King Janak plows the fields, where he finds the girl child
The Brahmins of Mithila oppose King Janak's accepting the earth's child but he convinces them and names the child 'Sita'. Manthara attempts to kill young Ram but fails. Ravan summons all the captive gods and goddesses to his palace and orders Kaal to be tied to his bed. King Dashrath sends his sons Ram, Laxman Bharat and Shatrughana to the Ashram of Sage Vashista.
At Rish Vashista's Ashram, Ram expresses a strong desire for knowledge and asks the meaning of religion. King Janak informs his wife Sunayna that he has invited Sage Gautam to the palace to train Sita on thedecorum of the royal palace.
When sage Gautam arrives at King Janak's court all rise to welcome him but Sita turns her face away from him. She reminds him of wrongly accusing and punishing his pretty wife Ahilya by turn her into a stone. Gautam remembers the incident when he had found her with Indra who had deceived her by coming in form of Gautam. Sita refuses to respect Gautam and to accept him as Guru.
When Sage Gautam arrives at King Janak's court, all rise to welcome him but Sita turns her face away from him. She reminds him of wrongly accusing and punishing his pretty wife Ahilya by turning her into a stone. Gautam remembers the incident when he had found her with Indra who had deceived her by coming in form of Gautam. Sita refuses to respect Gautam and accept him as Guru.
Dharti - the narrator talks about Lord Vishnu's promise to incarnate himself to protect and propagat righteousness in the universe. Dharti reminds us of the various incarnation of Vishnu right up to the birth of Sri Ram.
Ram and his three brothers - Bharat, Laxman and Shatrughan, are sad to leave Guru Sage Vashisht's ashram, but want to return to Ayodhya. Sage Vishwamitra visits King Dashrath and requests Sri Ram to come and protect his yagna from the demons.
King Dashrath offers himself and his army but Sage Vishwamitra insists on taking only Ram. Ram agrees to go as he knows Sage Vishwamitra is developing weapons to kill the demons. Laxman insists to go with Ram as he has vowed to be his shadow.
While rescuing the sages, Ram is confronted by demoness Tadka, who uses her 'Mayavi' (magical) weapons to attack. Sri Ram uses his celestial arrows to kill her. Sage Vishwamitra wants no interruption during his yagna. When Tadka's son Subahu and Mareechack attack. Sri Ram kills Subahu and shoots an arrow which sends Mareechack to Ravan informing him of the news of their death.
King Dashrath informs his queens of Sri Ram's and Laxman's return after finishing their training. Sage Vishwamitra accepts the invitation to princess Janaki's swayamver in Mithila and plans to take Ram with him. On the way they stop at Sage Gautam's ashram where Ram relieves Sati Ahilya from the curse.
King Janak who wants a suitable brave prince for his daughter had decided that she will be married to a prince who can lift Lord Siva's bow. Sage Vishvamitra arrives with Ram and Laxman. They are also joined by Bharat and Shatrughan.
Sage Shatnand is thankful to Sri Ram for rescuing his mother (Sati Ahilya). While plucking flowers, Sri Ram and Janaki (Sita) meet. The meeting stirs their souls. Janaki prays to Goddess Gauri who appears and blesses her that they will be married.
Ravan also plans to attend the Swayamver and ignores his queen's warning that he is destined to be killed by a Manav. At the Swayamver, Ravan is unable to lift Lord Shiva's bow. King Janak is worried about his pledge, but is delighted when Ram easily picks up the bow.
Everyone is delighted by Sri Ram's success. Parsuram's meditation is broken with the loud thunder when Ram break Shiva's bow. Parsuram visits Mithila and confronts Ram. Laxman explains that no disrespect was meant to Lord Siva. Parsuram realizes and offers his bow to Ram. King Janak invites King Dashrath for the wedding.
Kekeyie is happy to learn about Sri Ram's marriage. Manthra tried to dampen her spirits. Sage Vishwamitra suggests to King Janak that Sita's three sisters will be ideal match for Ram's brothers. King Dashrath also agrees and is welcomed by King Janak.
After the marrage King Dashrath sends a message about their return. Queen Keykayie decides to present all the ornaments to Sita that she received at her marriage. The newly wed couples are welcomed in Ayodhaya.
Keykayie welcomes her son Bharat and his wife Mandvi. Manthra tells Keykayie that it is a mistake to give all her precious ornaments to Sita. King Dashrath plans for Ram's Coronation. Ram says that Bharat will be a better king and suggests they ask the public representatives to make a decision.
Queen Keykeyie's brother arri es and takes Bharat to visit her ailing parents. The representatives pick Ram as the future king as he is the ablest and eldest.
Manthra misleads Keykayie about her son's position being weak after Ram's coronation. Ram is coached by Sage Vashishth about his role as Yuvraj.
Manthra tells Keykayie of Ram's selection and reminds her of King Dashrath's promise to fulfill her two wishes. Manthra visits King Dashrath and informs him that Keykayie is upset and wants to see him
Keykayie tells King Dashrath of not informing her of Ram's coronation and reminds him of the two wishes he had promised. She wishes Bharat to be appointed as King and send Ram to the forest for 14 years. Dashrath is stunnned to hear her wishes.
Shri Ram visits mother Kaushalya for her blessing when Sumant tells them about Keykayie’s order that Bharat is to be the king and Ram’s exile for 14 years. Shri Ram meets Kaykayie and asks for blessing. Upon Dashrath’s request to revolt, Shri Ram reminds his duty to keep his father’s promises to Kaykayie.
Sita convinces the queen Kaushalya to let her accompany Ram to the forest. Sumitra meets Kaushalya and requests to question Kekayie’s decision. Kaushalya advises against such an action as this would be against Raghus tradition who never go back on their word.
Lashman decides to accompany Sri Ram to the forest. Sri Ram dons the saffron robes as he prepares to leave for exile. Sita also joins Ram and discards her royal robe and ornaments except “chudamani” given to her by kekayie.
Sita ssumes Urmila too will be accompanying Laxman but is informed otherwise as Laxman is going as a servant of Rama and did not want to burden his master. Sita admires her for her sacrifice and big heartedness.
King Dashrath is hurt to discover Sita and Laxman are also going to the forest with Shri Ram. He tries to dissuade them but they convince him they are duty bound. Queen Kekayie tells them it is a wise decision as this will not leave any chance of a revolt against Bharat. Sri Ram assures Keykayie that any revolt against Bharat would have to reckon with him first. Dashrat is heart broken and promises never to see Kekayie’s face again.
Vishadraj is upset to see Ram, Sita and Laxman in saffron robes. Shri Ram tells him to have faith in King Dashrath. Bharat and Shatraghun take lieave from their maternal grandfather. King Dashrath is ashamed to cause so much grief to Kaushalya and Sumitra. He waits anxiously for his prime who has sent to get Shri Ram.
Shri Ram thanks Vishadraj for helping him cross the river. The prime minister arrives but Shri Ram refuses to return and tells him to take care of the king and Ayodhya. Keykai assures herself of her decision. Lord Shiva tells Devi Parvati why Kind Dashrath had to keep his word given to Keykayie and how Vishnuhas incarted himself as Ram.
Dashrath dies with Ram’s name on his lips. Keykayie laments that he died before prince Bharat’s coronation. Keykayie arrives to see Dashrath but is not allowed to enter since it was Dashrath’s last wish. Bharat and Shatrughan are stunned to learn about their father’s death. Bharat is dumb founded when he finds out that he is to be coronated instead of Ram. He refuses to be coronated and decides to meet Shri Ram
Bharat is stunned to find out that his mother is responsible for Ram's exile. Bharat's grief is further enhanced when he learns that his father, King Dashrath, has died. Manthra tries to convince Bharat that his mother did this to make him the king. He scolds and accuses her of being the main culprit. Sage Vashishth asks Bharat to perform the last rites of his father.
Sita feels that some calamity has happened in Ayodhaya. She tells Ram of her dream of King Dashrath leaving the palace in Sanyasi robe. Ram suggests to Sita that this may be the case as Dashrath has taken Sanyas after Bharat's coronation. Queen Kekai blames herself for her husband's death. Kaushalya takes Kekai to participate in the last rites, but the Prime Minister stops her on the plea that this was Dashrath's last wish.
Dashrath is cremated and and Kekai laments before his ashes. Sri Ram and Laxman reach Prayag, where all the three rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet. Sri Ram remembers Guru Vashishth telling him about Sage Bhardwaj's Ashram in Prayag, so he decides to meet the great sage. In Ayodhaya, Bharat refuses to be coroneted and decides to go to meet Sri Ram and bring him back.
Bharat visits Kekai and asks her to accompany her to the forest to bring Sri Ram home. Maharaj Janak and his wife Sunaina are stunned to learn about Sri Ram's expulsion from Ayodhaya and Bharat has gone after Sri Ram with huge army. Fearing the worst, he too decides to go to the forest to protect Sri Ram. Sri Ram plans to visit Sage Valmiki in Chitrakoot.
After meeting Sri Ram, Sage Valmiki shows his manuscript of the life of Sri Ram. Shri Ram remembers the time he met Sita in the Royal garden and is sorry to see her roaming in the forest with him. Sita assures she is happy to be with him. Laxman learns about Bharat's army and prepares to confront him. Sri Ram assures Laxman that Bharat hasn't come to invade him.
Sri Ram meets Bharat and is saddened to learn about King Dashrath's demise. Indra and Varun along with other gods are concerned that if Bharat succeeds in taking Sri Ram back to Ayodhaya, who will kill the tyrant Asur Ravan. Brahma assures them that Lord Vishnu has re-incarnated as Sri Ram to show the human beings the importance of the family values and to set an example of perfect human being. Sri Ram insists on honoring his father's word by not returning to Ayodhaya. Bharat takes Sri Ram's wooden sandals to place them on the throne, as a symbol that Sri Ram is still the ruler.
Sri Ram decides to make Panchvati forest as his next abode. Jatayu appears in the sky and flys down to greet them. Jatayu tells them how King Dashrath had saved him from the demons. Jatayu escorts them to Panchvati. Ravan decides to visit his brothers Khar and Dhushan with his sister Shrupnakha. Vibhushan tells Ravan about his premonition that he will be faced with danger and discourages him to leave Lanka. Ravan delays his departure while his sister decides to visit alone. Khar Bhushan's demons harrass some sages and Sri Ram kills the demons. Trishira arrives after being wounded by Sri Ram and tells them about this invincible human. Shrupnakha decides to go to Panchvati. She finds Sri Ram looks divine and is attracted towards him. Shrupnakha tries to lure Sri Ram, who tells her that he is married and in good humor suggests her to try her luck with Laxman.
Laxman expresses his inability to marry Shrupnikha. After seeing Sita's beauty, Shrupnakha attempts to disfigure her. In anger Laxman cuts Shrupnikha's nose. Shrupnikha threatens to come back with her brother to avenge her injury. Shrupnikha alongwith her brother Khar, Dushan and Trishira returns and demands Ram to handover Sita and Laxman to them. Laxman kills Trishira and Ram kills Dushan and Khar. Shrupnikha goes to Ravan who is furious and decides to attack Ram. He asks for Mareechch's help
Sita sees a golden deer in the forest and asks Sri Ram to bring it to her. Ram's arrow strikes the golden deer which turns to his original form of Mareechch and cries for help. Sita feels that Ram is in danger and asks Laxman to go for his help. Laxman draws a line to guard Sita from demons. Mareechch confesses to Sri Ram before dying and asks for salvation. Laxman arrives and Sri Ram scolds him for leaving Sita alone. Ravan, posing as a Brahmin, abducts Sita. Jatayu attempts to rescue Sita, but is killed by Ravan. Ram and Laxman meet Jatayu and learn about Ravan. On the way Sita throws her divine ornaments to let Ram track her.
Ravan brings Sita to Lanka and keeps her in the custody of Trijita and her demonesses. Sita addresses Trijita as mother. Trijita is moved and she promises to look after Sita. Shrupnikha is happy to see Ravan avenge her injury. Ravan imprisons Shrupnikha to stop her from harming Sita . Kaal (the god of death) warns Ravan of his sins and for inviting his death. Ravan's mother is concerned for him. Ram and Laxman continue their search for Sita and meet Shabri who has been mistreated by sages.
A group of sages is searching for food and water. Whenever they touch any fruit it disappears. Same happens to the water in the pond, whenever the attempt to quench their thirst. The sages realize that they are being punished for disrespecting Shabri as an untouchable. They arrive at Shabri's Ashram and ask for her forgiveness. Shabri says she has met Ram and reached salvation. She meditates and burns herself into ashes. Ram pays respects to her departing soul and continues his journey. Sugreev meets Hanuman and tells him about the two sages in the forest. Lord Shiva tells Parvati that he has incarnated as Hanuman to serve Sri Ram. Ram meets Sugriv who shows him the ornaments thrown by Sita.
Sugreev tells Ram the story of his brother Bali, how he fought mayavi demons and was trapped in the cave. He had told Sugreev to assume him dead if he doesnot come out within 15 days. Sugreev waited 30 days and assuming the worse requested his subjects to allow him to take care of the realm till prince Angad was old enough to rule. Later, Bali emerged alive from the cave and beat up Bali for betraying him and leaving him for dead. Ram helps Sugreev by killing Bali. Sugreev sends his army to look after Sita. Ram is sad and remembers Sita.
Jambyant, Angad, Hanuman are searching for Sita and come to a mountain range. They see a giant bird that attacks them. Angad calls the name of bird Jatayu. The bird is actually Jatayu younger brother Sampaati. He learns about his brother's demise by Ravan in attempt to save Sita. Sampaati has seen Sita in Ashok Vatika, Ravan's favorite spot. Hanuman thanks him for his help. Hanuman crosses the sea with the help of Sursa and gets to Lanka and kills Demoness Lankini who attempts to stop him. He also meets Ravan's brother Vibhushan. Ravan comes to Sita and gives her one month to accept him as her master and Lord. Hanuman meets Sita as Ram's messenger.
Prince Aksh returns home to Ravan when some demons come and tell of the monkey that is causing havoc in Ashok Vatika. Aksh decides to go go and nab the monkey. Aksh and his associates attack Hanuman but are unable to harm him. Hanuman kills Aksh and tells the demons to take the body to Ravan. Meghnad swears vengeance and uses celestial weapons to imprison Hanuman. Ravan asks Hanuman to reveal his identity and learns he is Ram's messenger. He asks to pour oil on Hanuman and set his tail on fire. Hanuman burns Lanka and jumps into the sea to extinguish the fire on his tail.
Hanuman returns to Sri Ram and tells him that Mata Sita has only one month to survive. Ram and Laxman along with Sugreev's army leave for Lanka and camp by the seashore. Kaal warns Ravan that his end is near. Ravan learns of the monkey army from his people and Vibhushan warns him not to fight and return Sita. Ravan is enraged and calls Vibhushan a coward and asks him to leave his kingdom. Vibhushan comes to Sri Ram. Sugreev and Angad think that he might be Ravan's spy, but Hanuman knows better. Vibhushan asks for political asylum. Vibhushan advises Ram to pray to the Seagod for permission to cross the sea. Seagod appears and advises Sri Ram about Neel and Nal (the two monkeys) who have a boon to build a bridge anywhere. Neel and Nal make a stone bridge across the sea. Sri Ram does not want to wage war against Ravan and sends Angad to request Sita's release.
Ravan ridicules Angad in the court and says he has been sent because Ram is afraid to fight with him. He also tells Angad and Ram has killed his father Bali. Angad tells that Bali had turned evil and deserved to be killed. Angad puts one foot on the ground and challenges Ravan to ask his men to move it. Ravan's men fail to do so. In anger Ravan asks Angad to be imprisoned but nobody dares to attempt. Angad leaves the court triumphantly.
Meghnad confronts Laxman in battle and uses a celestial weapon on him. Laxman falls on the ground and faints. Jambwant advises Ram to use Ravan's vaid (medical practitioner). Vaid requires Sanjeevni herb to revive Lakshman. Hanuman goes to bring the life saving herb. Upon reaching the Himalayas he picks up the entire mountain and brings it to the battlefield. Ravan wakes up Kumbh Karan and asks him to help him in the war. Kumbh Karan also advises Ravan to return Sita to Sri Ram and avoid the war, but Ravan is adamant. Hanuman arrives with the herb and Laxman is revived. Kumbh Karan is killed in the battle.
Meghnad, who is praying to Lord Shiva, is warned by Ravan not to break his meditation as it would be disastrous. Hanuman takes the shape of a little fly to disturb Meghnad's meditation. After a while he takes his normal shape and taunts Meghnad for sitting there like a coward. Meghnad is furious and breaks his meditation and attacks Hanuman. Hanuman manages to bring him outside the temple where Bharat is waiting for him. A dual between Meghnad and Laxman follows in which Meghnad is killed. Meghnad's head is lying on the ground. Vibhushan feels sorry for his death and blames Ravan for his demise. Soon Meghnad's wife Sulochana arrives there to claim the head of her husband. Sri Ram treats her with respect and sympathizes with her. He allows her to collect her husband and carry him with dignity. Sri Ram comments on the futility of wars. Ravan confronts Sri Ram and boasts he would kill him. Sri Ram accuses Ravan of being a tyrant and killing saints to satisfy his ego. He tells him that he had taken birth to kill him and abolish evil from the earth so that righteousness may prevail. As Sri Ram cuts Ravan's head, another head appears on his shoulders. Vibhushan tells him that Ravan can only be killed if he attacked on his "Naabhi" (umbilical ). Sri Ram takes the hint and kills Ravan. Sri Ram is ready to return to Ayodhya with Sita and Laxman. He is worried about Bharat who had vowed to kill himself if Ram's arrival in Ayodhya was delayed even by a day after the period of his exile was over. Vibhushan lends his Pushpak Viman to him so that he can fly back and reach in time. Sri Ram arrives in Ayodhya and is united with Bharat..