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.