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In the world-famous Indian epic Ramayan, sage Valmiki has described a perfect personality through the medium of Lord Rama. It also describes an ideal family unit: the relation between husband and wife, father and son, brother and brother, and so on.
Here, the episodes from Manthara's evil companionship, Bharat's renunciation, Shabri's devotion, Laxman's continence, Hanuman's service and Sita's love give messages relevant to today's society.
Experience 1

THE RAMAYAN
The relief panel depicts the social and divine bonds conveyed in the Ramayan, the Indian Epic with 33,000 verses.


Experience 2

BEWARE! EVIL COMPANY SPELLS DISASTER
Enter into the palace of king Dasharath. Watch the wicked maid Manthara, poison the ears of Queen Kaikeyi into insisting for Rama's exile. Rama departs, the king dies and gloom descends!


Experience3

BHARAT'S RENUNCIATION
Bharat denies to rule Ayodhya. He follows Lord Rama into the forests and begs for his return. Finally, Bharat takes the holy sandals of the Lord to place them on the throne as Rama's presence.


Experience 4

BEHIND YOU, RAVAN ABDUCTS SITA
An oil painting tells the story of Sita's abduction.
One day, Sita spotted a beautiful golden deer grazing in the forest. She insisted that Rama should capture it for her. The Lord left, leaving Laxman to guard Sita. Suddenly, from the interiors of the jungle, Rama's voice begged Laxman to rush and help him. Sita urged and forced Laxman to leave her and save Rama. Laxman knew Rama could never be in trouble and suspected that some definite danger awaited Sita. He carved a line on the ground with his arrow and asked Sita not to cross it at any cost. Inside it, she would be safe. Outside it, she would be unsafe. With both Rama and Laxman gone, Sita was alone, unguarded. Ravan quickly approached Sita in the garb of a sadhu. He came begging for some alms and lured Sita to step outside the line drawn by Laxman. And within seconds, Sita was abducted. The golden deer and the imitation of Rama's voice were all a part of Ravan's evil plot.


Experience 5

SHABRI'S FAITH IS FULFILLED
For decades Shabari faithfully waits for God's arrival. Ram fulfills her devotion by accepting her berries !


Experience 6

WITNESS LAXMAN'S CONTINENCE
A walk-through diorama that recreates the caves of Mount Rushyamuk. Rama and Laxman look intently at the ornaments spread on a flat stone by Sugriv. Laxman recognises only the anklets of Sita because he had never looked at Sita above the ankles. And that too because he daily touched her feet in honor.


Experience 7

WALK INTO THE GARDENS OF RAVAN
Hanumanji, the ideal devotee, risks his life at the words of Rama and comforts Sita in the confines of Ashok Vatika.


Experience 8

SITA'S LOVE
Rama banishes Sita. Laxman is amazed when she sheds tears saying, "I cry at the agony of my Rama at having to send me in exile." Her love for the Lord remained unaltered.


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