"Base fellow! Go and tell your king that he is no brother of mine. He is
wicked and, being an enemy of my friend Raama, he is my enemy too and we are out to rid
the world of him and his wicked gang. He is a fool to imagine that he can offend Raama and
still survive. Tell him that there is no escape for him, tell him all this as from
When Sugreeva delivered this message to the
Raakshasa spy the Vaanaras caught hold of him and began to handle him roughly but Raama
sternly forbade it and set him free to go the way he came. The spy rushed back to Lanka
and conveyed the result of his adventure to Raavana.
As soon as Vibheeshana's adherence was
accepted by Raama, Lakshmana and Sugreeva crowned Vibheeshana king of Lanka and performed
the abhisheka with sea water. Vibheeshana pledged unchanging friendship to Raama and Raama
in turn gave his word that he would not return to Ayodhya without slaying Raavana.