"All is over, I shall blame you no more. My, dear, dear son Angada is
orphaned. You and Sugreeva should look after him. I entrust him to you. Look after him it
is your duty to see that he does not pine away like a withering lotus-plant in a dried-up
tank. Tell Sugreeva that he should not imagine that it was Taara who set me up against
him. Ask him to treat Angada as he should treat a prince, with honour and affection. Do
this for me. I want no more. The warrior's Heaven is calling me!"
So ended Vaali's life.
Owing to the protective virtue of Indra's
necklace, Raama could not have met Vaali face to face and vanquished him, just as Raavana
could not be conquered by the gods. Raama could kill Vaali only when himself unseen. And
still the question stands, why should Vaali have been killed at all?