of the audience at once rent the air heralding, that both are equal
and each must be worshipped for gaining merit. This sublime
injunction is honored even today -- Kasi Viswanathalinga first,
Rameswaralinga next. How judicious was Rama! And what a compassion
for his dependents !!
episode also illustrates his priceless mercy for the trusted, and it
happened here. As the legends go, Vibhishana, is supposed to have
expressed his fear to Rama that his kingdom would be vulnerable, if
sethu were to be intact and transport continued along the bridge. To
make his kingdom safe and life peaceful, Rama destroyed the sethu
with one arrow shot. Thus disappeared the sethu built by Vanarasena.
And this spot lights Rama's matchless vatsalya for his asritajana.
Did he ever - let down his dependents or associates? He is a gem
among the incarnations, standing for the much-coveted triple ideals
one word, one wife and one arrow.