“Don’t touch me and let me go” sita cried amidst ravanan’s screams “I’m doing what ever is the best for you”. Now ravanan’s thoughts all were focused on one thing: to try and get his beloved daughter away from the dangerous forests. The forests were no place for Ravanan’s daughter. So he wanted to bring her to the warmth of his palace and used this situation to do so. While all the people of lanka thought it was ravanan’s way of taking revenge. Even mandothari did not understand him. She remembered him murmuring the name ‘sita’ in his dreams and now here he was bringing home a girl ‘sita’ and decided that ravanan had lied to her earlier and sita was no name given to her 1st daughter but was his illegal lover. At this point Ravana remembered the priest’s words. “If she stays here any longer it will spell disaster for the entire land of lanka”. It did not matter any longer for him. Then as you all know Ram realized that he had been tricked and decided to venture south to get his sita back. Now vibhishana ravana’s younger brother thought he was doing the biggest sin of his life by standing by ravanan and left lanka and joined the monkey army of Ram at Kishkintha. Ravana received war threats from Ram and he decided to ignore them and the war started. Ravana sent his son’s into the war and all his son’s were killed and three things stopped him from backing out of the war: firstly, it was his immense love for his daughter, he preferred war to sending sita back to the forest; then it was his pride and arrogance of a rakshasa; and lastly it was his knowledge that Ram was none other than Vishnu himself and death at his hands would give him salvation. So he ventured into the war ground and fought his last battle, his battle to protect sita, and eventually lost it to Ram (Vishnu). Ravanan did receive salvation and this was how his life was decided to end. It was fate. At the end the priest’s words did come true. As Sita stayed on the entire land of gold, Lanka was destroyed and lost its value.
As I said in the first post all of these are only possibilities of what could have happened and no one knows exactly what happened.
Hope you guys enjoyed reading this and here is wishing you all a very happy and a prosperous Diwali. Stay safe and have fun 🙂