Biographies | Men
1. Introduction and Reasons of Birth
Life in Exile-1:
Crossing Gangaa River
Then Raam wants to pay something to him as the fees for taking Him across the river, but He Himself doesn't have anything, so Seetaa guesses this and gives her ring to Raam to give it to Guh. But Guh politely refuses to take it saying - "What is there in this world which I have not got today? I don't want anything else now, yes, when you will come back from this side, whatever you will give to me, I will take it happily." Raamaayan doesn't have its reference. It just mentions it as an ordinary incident.
After crossing Gangaa River Raam arrived in Bharadwaaj Muni's Aashram. From there, He sent Guh back to his place and came to Vaalmeeki Jee's Aashram. Vaalmeeki Jee directed them to live in Chitrakoot, so they went to Chitrakoot. There they lived for some time.
In the meantime Raajaa Dasharath died in separation of Raam, so Bharat was called immediately to perform his last rites and coronation. Bharat and Shatrughn came and found Raajaa dead and all things disturbed in Ayodhyaa because of Kaikeyee. He said many bad words to Kaikeyee and tried to prove his innocence to Kaushalyaa about the whole affair. Later he came to know that Mantharaa was the main player of this game. Shatrughn wanted to beat her but Bharat held his hand saying that Raam wouldn't like beating a woman. After the last rites of Dasharath, Bharat declared that he would go to Van to bring Raam back to Ayodhyaa. He did go there with all materials of Raam's Tilak but he couldn't bring Him back except His Paadukaa (footwear).
Raam and Jayant and Atri Muni
Viraadh Vadh, Sharabhang Muni, An Aashram, Suteekshn Muni
They came to another Aashram. There they saw piles of bones. On asking other Muni, they told Raam that those bones were of other Muni. Raam got very sad. There lived Agastya Muni's disciple Suteekshn Jee. When he heard about Raam's coming he closed his eyes in pleasure to see Him. When Raam came there, he didn't know that Raam was standing in front of him. Then Raam removed His Roop from his heart. Seeing his master disappearing from his heart his eyes got opened and he saw Raam Himself standing there. He fell on His feet. Raam said - "Ask for any Var." Muni said - "I don't know anything, whatever you like give it to me." Then Raam gave him His limitless Bhakti. Then he said - "You gave me whatever you liked, now you give me whatever I like. Live in my heart along with Seetaa and Lakshman carrying bow and arrow." "So be it."
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 06/15/13