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Today's episode (August 16 2009) - written update:
Hanuman faces two demons who are shaped like boulders. They taunt him and say that he will be a good meal.
Hanuman tries to reason it out with them and let him move further to find Lord Ram. They just taunt him more and attack Hanuman. Weapons appear out of their surface and fly towards Hanuman while he handles those weapons with ease and destroys them with his mace. As a final assault, one of the rock-demons lets out a fiery beam at Hanuman which he relfects back at them with his mace. The two demons are destroyed.
Chandrasena tries to go the altar where Rama and Lakshman were going to be sacrificed to try to stop it at all cause. But she is intercepted by Ahiravan and Mahiravan. They infer that what she is about to do and push her back into her chambers. They dismiss her girl companion(s) and put some demons incharge to guard her door and give orders that she should not leave the place and if she tries to she should be killed. Chandrasena collapses on the bed crying. Ahiravan and Mahiravan tease her and say that very soon her 'Prabhu' will be dead.
Hanuman faces another challenge. As he proceedes he hears someone laughing. He enquires who it is. After some conversation, a demon appears - a skeleton like head with long white-silvery hair. It says that if Hanuman proceeds he will surely face death and tells him to go away. Hanuman goes forward and finds two huge pillars of rock that keep moving together and apart. They were so formed that they would crush anyone who dares to pass inbetween them. There was no other way to go further. Hanuman flies inbetween the huge rock pillars and holds his mace inbetween the pillars. The pillars are not able to come together and crush him. After a while both the pillars shatter and the demon is destroyed too.
In the Ashokavana, Sita is still worried about Rama and Lakshman but she is confident that good will prevail and her husband and brother - in - law will be safe.
Jambavan, Angad, Nala, Neela are still wandering in search of Hanuman and they wonder which direction he has taken. As they were pondering which way to go, Nal (or Neel - I don't know which one) spotted a tree in which 'Jai Sri Ram' was written and below it an arrow was painted showing the direction which Hanuman had taken. Elated, all four of them proceeded in that direction.
Ravan is enjoying in his palace with his wife, son and sister. He watches a woman sing and dance and enjoys it immensely. Even Indrajeet and Shurpanakha enjoy the performance. Only Mandodari is not very pleased. As Ravan is enjoying the dance (and the damsel) a messenger comes in and salutes Ravan. Irritated Ravan asks why he was disturbed like this. The messenger says that Jambavan, Nala, Neela and Angad are proceeding further into Patal Loka. Ravan is irritated - why should the messenger disturb him for such a trivial detail. Indrajeet tells the messenger that they can never get into the gates of Ahi and Mahiravan's palace. Even if they do, they wont escape alive. Ravan laughs and says that it will their fates to die in the underworld and hence they have gone there.
Another challenge in the path for Hanuman. He faces a tunnel that is controlled by a demon. Hanuman asks the demon to giv ehim way but the demon tells him to turn back and that he has to pass through the tunnel if he wants to reach the place where his Lord is imprisoned. Hanuman confidently replies that he will cross through any tunnel to save his Lord. As he moves forward, he is stopped by rows of spears that move criss - cross and capable of slicing anything that tries to reach the tunnel. Hanuman discovers that if he keeps his feet on the ground, the spears will hurt him but if he steps on the rocks the spears do not appear at all. He proceeds towards the tunnel leaping on rocks. On reaching the tunnel, the demon praises him for his intelligence and offers to give way. Hanumans suspects treachery and touches the rocks on the ground of the cave with his mace. Instanly blazing fires shoot across the tunnel. Hanuman realises that he has to step ont he ground and avoid the rocks within the tunnel. He crosses the tunnel successfully and the demon is destroyed.
Proceeding further, Hanuman finds a door. He thinks that if he crosses that door, he would reach the Patal Loka. As he moves forward, he is stopped by a Vanara warrior. He is mostly a vanara but seems to have a certain resemblence to a crocodile. The vanara introduces himself as Maharadhwaja and say that he is the door keeper of Patal Loka. Hanuman tells him to give way but Maharadhwaja refuses. A fight ensues between Hanuman and Maharadhwaja. Hanuman is amazed by the skill and bravery of the young vanara and asks him who his parents are. Maharadhwaja reples that the great Hanuman is his father. Angered, Hanuman attacks him furiously saying that Hanuman is a celibate and has never married at all in his life. He accuses Maharadhwaja of lying and insulting Hanuman and also reveals who he is. Maharadhwaja falls at Hanuman's feet and begs his pardon saying that he attacked him without knowing that he was his father. Maharadhwaja explains that when Hanuman set Lanka on fire, he extinguished his burning tail in the ocean and wiped his brow with his hand and threw his sweat drops into the water. A crocodile swallowed the drops and Maharadhwaja came to be.
Hanuman embraced his son Maharadhwaja.
The episode ends here.
Edited by Vibhishna - 20 January 2010 at 7:38am