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    • Ramayana Chapter Notes Chapters 4, 5, and 6
    • Chapter 4
      • Ravana hears of brother’s death. Revenge=CAPTURE SITA
      • Maricha objects claiming that it will destroy the city.
      • Ravana feels that Rama is not match for his wit or strength.
      • Maricha devises a plan.
    • Chapter 4
      • Maricha’s plan=to lure Sita with a beautiful golden and silver deer with antlers of sapphire and skin as soft as petals of flowers
      • Sita sees the deer and wants it.
      • Lakshmana tells Rama to beware of the deer. He felt is could be a rakshasas in disguise.
    • Chapter 4
      • Rama doesn’t heed the advice and asks Lakshmana to watch Sita.
      • Rama follows the deer, shoots it and Maricha resumes his shape.
      • Maricha disguises his voice as Rama’s and calls Lakshmana.
      • Sita hears the cry and tells Lakshmana to find Rama.
    • Chapter 4
      • Lakshamana refuses. Sita is angry. Lakshmana goes.
      • Ravana watches Sita and disguises himself as a holy hermit. The forest knew.
      • Ravana approaches Sita, introduces himself and asks her to choose him as her love.
      • Sita refuses. Ravana kidnaps her as she shouts for her husband and Lakshmana.
    • Chapter 4
      • Brahma is happy=Ravana will die.
      • Sita throws her golden veil and jewels to the earth/monkeys.
      • Rama returns=no Sita
      • Sugriva, the monkey king, tells Rama of his wife’s kidnapping and agrees to help Rama.
    • Chapter 4
      • Hanuman will be able find Sita.
      • Rama gives Hanuman his signet ring to show Sita.
      • Hanuman turns into a cat and enters Lanka but cannot find Sita.
      • Sita is in the forest with Ravana. She refuses him. Hanuman whispers to her and gives her the signet ring.
    • Chapter 4
      • Sita asks Hanuman to give Rama a jeweled token.
      • Ten months have passed.
      • Rama speaks to Hanuman about his wife.
      • Sugriva and Rama lead the monkey to the great sea.
    • Chapter 5
      • Kumbha-karna promises to support Ravana in his plight to destroy Rama.
      • Vibhishana will not fight as he states,”The warrior who fights the right fight is doubly armed”
      • Ravana banishes him.
      • Vibhishana joins Rama.
      Hanuman burns part of Lanka.
    • Chapter 5
      • Vibhishana becomes king after Ravana is defeated.
      • Battle: might #1=Rama, #2=Ravana
      • Rama fights Ravana on the back of Hanuman, demolishes chariot, breaks crown and wounds Ravana with arrows.
      • Rama doesn’t kill Ravana because he is too weak to fight.
    • Chapter 5
      • Kumbha-karna joins Ravana to fight, kills hundreds of monkeys and refuses to fight Lakshmana so that he may save his strength for Rama.
      • Rama tears off K-k’s arms and with Indra’s great arrow severs his head from his neck.
      • Lakshmana kills Ravana’s son.
    • Chapter 5
      • Rama v. Ravana
      • Ravana enters with a new chariot and horses.
      • Indra resolves to help the righteous Rama by providing him with golden armor and a horse drawn chariot.
      • Rama uses Vishnu’s bow.
    • Chapter 5
      • Rama slices off all ten of Ravana’s head but they continue to grow back.
      • Brahma’s arrow kills Ravana-heart.
      • Rama sends Hanuman to retrieve Sita.
      • Rama tells Sita that she bears a moral stain because she has lived with another man.
      • Rama explains that he must publicly renounce her.
    • Chapter 5
      • Sita asks her husband why he rescued her.
      • She claims that she has not been unfaithful and that he needs to restore her honor.
      • Sita enters the flames and disappears.
    • Chapter 5
      • The gods come to earth.
      • Sita passes the test of purity.
      • Exile is over.
      • D-r speaks to Lakshmana asking him to take care of Rama. D-r asks Sita to forgive Rama.
      • Indra gives Rama a gift of renewed life for the dead who fought for his cause.
    • Chapter 5
      • Hanuman requests eternal life to tell the tale.
      • Rama and Sita are the King and Queen of Ayodhya for 10, 000 years.
    • Chapter 6
      • Sita becomes pregnant.
      • Rama meets wise men at the Ganges. Rama asks what his subjects think of him. The wise men say that his subjects criticize Rama for taking back Sita.
      • The wise men tell Rama to renounce Sita again but Rama knows that she is pure.
    • Chapter 6
      • Lakshmana is to take Sita to Valmiki’s and leave her to rest as she is pregnant.
      • Sita accepts her exile because it is her dharma.
      • Sita gives birth to twins.
      • Valmiki teaches the children to sing The Ramayana.
    • Chapter 6
      • Brahma requests that Valmiki put Rama’s story into beautiful verse.
      • Valmiki creates The Ramayana .
      • Years pass and Rama has a celebration for his subjects. Valmiki attends with Rama’s twin sons.
      • Rama realizes that they are his children and speaks to Valmiki about Sita.
    • Chapter 6
      • Rama wants his wife back after she proves her purity again.
      • Rama apologizes to Sita.
      • Sita claims that it is time to leave her life behind.
      • The earth opens, a golden throne rises and Sita leaves.
    • Chapter 6
      • Brahma tells Rama that he will rejoin Sita. They will live as Vishnu and Lakshmi.
      • Rama and his brothers enter the afterlife as Vishnu.
      • THE END!!