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Raavan-4: Raavan's Victory Over Tri-Lok-2
1. Who was Raavan and Preamble to Raavan's Birth
Raavan Wins Varun Dev
After winning Yam Raaj and extending friendship with Naag and Daitya Raavan went to Varun Puree. On the way he went to Ashm Nagar. There his own brother-in-law Vidyujivhaa (son of Kaalakaa), Shoorpanakhaa's husband, was killed during the fight. Then he came to Kailaash Parvat and Varun Nagaree. He was very surprised to see Ksheer Saagar, from whom Chandramaa was born; and Surabhi whose milk was collected in Ksheer Saagar, was born. He circumambulated Surabhi and entered Varun Nagaree. There he fought with Varun's army, sons, and grandsons, but nobody could win him. Since Varun was not there, so his minister accepted his defeat on behalf of Varun.
Raavan Meets Raajaa Bali
Now Raavan himself went there. A very graceful man stopped him at the gate itself. Seeing that man Raavan also got scared. That man said - "Raavan, What are you thinking of? Come and fight with me, or tell me if you want to fight with Raajaa Bali?" Raavan said patiently - "Hey Bhadra (gentleman), Whoever is the master of this palace, I want to fight with him." That man said - "His name is Raajaa Bali who is brave, truthful, mighty, qualitative, graceful like Sun, and terrific like Yam Raaj. If you want to fight with him then come and fight with him, don't delay it." And he took Raavan inside the palace.
Seeing Raavan, Bali laughed, made him sit in his lap and asked - "What has brought you here?" Raavan said - "I have heard that Vishnu has controlled you, I want to liberate you from Him." Bali said - "O Swaamee of Raakshas, Do you see this black man standing on the gate? This is the man who has controlled me. He is the Swaamee of Trilok. He has defeated Vritraasur, Danu, Shukraachaarya, Shumbh, Nikumbh, Virochan, Kaalnemi, Yamalaarjun, Kans, Madhu, Kaitabh etc etc."
He further said - "Do you see that fire-like Chakra (disc)? Bring it to me." Proud Raavan laughed and tried to pick it up forcefully. But when he couldn't even move it, he tried to at least push it. In this process he fell down, bled a lot and got unconscious. When Raavan gained consciousness after two Ghadee (50 minutes), Raajaa Bali said - "Hey Lankeshwar, This is the earring which you were trying to pick up. This is my grandfather's (Prahlaad) jewelry for his ear. And look Raavan, He is the most respectful man among Devtaa who is standing at the door."
Raavan said - "Hey Mahaaraaj, I have seen Yam Raaj and his powers, but as you are admiring him so much, I do not know Him, kindly introduce him to me." Bali said - "This is the Swaamee of Tri-Lok, omnipresent, deliverer of Saankhya Shaastra, by taking whose name one can cross the world sea." Hearing this Raavan headed towards that man, but by that time that man had disappeared, maybe He was thinking that when Brahmaa had given him Var, then it was not the time to kill him. When Raavan didn't see Him there, he headed towards Soorya Lok.
Raavan's Victory Over Soorya (Sun)
Raavan Meets Maandhaataa
Raavan Wins Chandramaa
Chandramaa made Raavan and Raavan's army weak, so his people started crying "we are dying, kindly let us go". Then Raavan showered arrows on Chandramaa. Then Brahmaa Jee had to intervene that "Chandramaa is the King of Braahman. He gives light to all Lok. Don't kill him. I give you a Mantra. If you pronounce it at the time your death, you will not die." Raavan got very happy to hear this. And Brahmaa Jee went away after giving that Mantra to him.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 06/15/13