A picture of a building at Thirunallaru, Tamil Nadu.
Had like 5 seconds in hand when i took the pic… was rushing to the car… 😀
the best part of Diwali i think is the awesome firework displays in the night and i make it a point to spend the evening on diwali at our terrace and its an awesome view… the sky filled with firework displays lighting up the night. i was so enthralled with the beauty that i decided to take some snaps of the evening and this is how it turned out…
… all my pictures were those of abstract designs.the right moment or i would have moved my hand. frustrating. have a look at my “Fireworks display” pics
the closest fireworks shot i got to the whole evening was the last one 😉
“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 🙂
Ravanan could not have started with better genes. His father was a great sage Vishrava, whose ancestor was Lord Brahma (Lord of Creations) and was one of the Saptha rishis. Ravana was also a notable scholar of the Vedas. A not widely known metaphorical interpretation of Ravana’s having ten heads is that the heads are a symbolic way to show the world about his knowledge. He was fully aware of the contents of the six Shastras and four Vedas, ten Holy Scriptures in all, is by this interpretation considered the inner meaning of the belief that Ravana had ten heads. He even knew that Ram was Narayana (Lord Vishnu) himself, who had come in human form.
To get on with the story, as i had said earlier the casket containing the baby was gone once and for all. Ravan was grief stricken. He may have been a half rakshas but that did not stop him from crumbling under the weight of the situation and mourning his partition from his daughter. So he spent the next few days, months mourning. Then one day in mithila city, the king Janaka was going to plough the field for the field for some auspicious function when his plough hit something hard. On further inspection it was found out that the object disturbing the plough movement was a well decorated casket. People around gat excited thinking it was some treasure, but when it was opened they found out the treasure was a beautiful girl baby (the sudden rush of water into the land had caused a disturbance in the soil layers and the casket got buried into the sand!!!). Janaka was childless and the baby looked like blessings from heavens and he was overjoyed. He announced wide spread celebrations and news spread far and wide , wide enough to reach Lanka. When this news reached lanka, Ravan was overjoyed that his daughter had survived. He started getting news about what was happening around his daughter. He was happy that Janaka was taking real good care of his daughter and that she was turning out to be a fine girl. It was time for sita to get married and ravanan was anxious that his daughter must be married into a fine kingdom. And when he heard that she was married to Ram of Ayodhya (Lord Vishnu) he was overjoyed. He was contented. All was fine till Ram was sent on exile to the forests for 14 years…
…to be continued.
Hello there I’m sure you would’ve heard about the Ramayana, if not the whole, at least a portion of it. well I recently came across this different angle to the fight and new reasons for the struggle. It might sound weird, but it is possible because no one knows what exactly happened. The entire epic is an interwoven thread of can-be, cannot -be assumptions. Anyway, here it goes.
According to this angle, Ravan did love sita, but as his daughter. (Yes, you read it right) The reason – she was born for none other than the pair, Ravan-Mandodari. When the child was born, Ravan was overjoyed.It was a beautiful girl and he decided to announce celebrations all across the golden city of Lanka. At that exact moment, the royal priest brings the bad news : the girl baby will bring complete destruction to the entire land of Lanka if she stayed there any longer. Ravan failed to admit the fact and refused to part with the baby. But the his royal duties forced him to give up his most precious treasure, Sita. Ravan and his minister decided to hide the news of the baby’s birth from everyone, including Mandodhari (She was still unconcious). The news that the baby was still-born was relay to the entire country. So it was decided that the baby was to be placed in a well decorated box and be thrown into the sea. When this was done, there was a sudden rise in the water levels and lands were covered with water and the box disappeared into the water. The baby was gone…
… to be continued
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