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Index of Ramayana Author -C.RajaGopalachari
Kulapati's Preface Preface
The Conception Sage Viswamitra
Trisanku Raama Leaves Home
Raama Slays The Monsters Seetha
Bhageeratha And The Story Of Ganga Ahalya
Raama Wins Seeta's Hand Parasuraama's Discomfiture
Festive Preparations Manthara's Evil Counsel
Kaikeyi Succumbs Wife Or Demon?
Behold A Wonder! Storm And Calm
Seeta's Resolve To The Forest
Alone By Themselves Chitrakoota
A Mother's Grief Idle Sport And Terrible Result
Last Moments Bharata Arrives
Intrigue wasted Bharata Suspected
The Brothers Meet Bharata Becomes Raama's Deputy
Viraadha's End Ten Years Pass
The Soorpanakha Episode Kamban's Soorpanakha
Khara And His Army Liquidated The Path Of Ruin
The Golden Stag The Good Bird Jataayu
Closely Guarded Raama Disconsolate
A Second Father Dies Left Eyelids Throb
He Sees Her Jewels Sugreeva's Doubts Cleared
The Slaying Of Vaali Taara's Grief
Anger And Reconciliation The Search Begins
Son Of Vaayu The Search In Lanka
Seeta In The Asoka Park Raavana's Solicitation
First Among The Astute Seeta Comforted
Seeta And Hanumaan Inviting Battle
The Terrible Envoy Hanumaan Bound
Lanka In Flames A Carnival
The Tidings Conveyed The Army Moves Forward
Anxiety In Lanka Raavana Calls A Council Again
Vibheeshana The Vaanara's Doubt
The Doctrine Of Surrender And Grace The Great Causeway
The Battle Begins Seeta's Joy
Serpent Darts Raavana's Defeat
The Giant Is Roused Is This Naaraayana Himself?
The Death Of Indrajit End Of Raavana
The End Epilogue
Major Sections
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Bhaja Govindam



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"DEAR, dear Vaanara friend," said Seeta, "I do not know whether to rejoice or grieve at the news you have brought. Your words
are like nectar mixed with poison. My lord's love for me is sweetest nectar, and his grief over my plight is bitterest poison." Thus Seeta spoke what she felt and found comfort in putting in words her love and her grief.

Pleasure and pain, happiness and misery alternately impel human beings. Seeta was consoled but also pained by the thought that Raama had not forgotten her, but was thinking of her, grieving and searching for her.

"We are puppets manipulated by the twin strings of joy and sorrow", said Seeta. "None of us can escape their pull. My lord and Lakshmana and myself are all subject to this law. You say my lord suffers like a sailing ship caught in a storm on the high seas. O! When will he come here? Dear Vaanara friend, when will he destroy Lanka and Raavana and the other Raakshasas? All this must take place within the two months' time still left. Please explain this to my lord. Only two months remain to me. Vibheeshana, the younger brother of Raavana, tried his best to persuade the latter to change his ways.

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