The defeat and killing of Khara and Dushana is a landmark in Ramayana for Ram has defeated the army of 14000 alone .
And while doing this , he has asked Sita to remain hidden in a cave with Laxman guarding her . They were not in the hermitage looking out for him the whole time in the visible eye .
Such was the brilliance and mastery over the art of archery that the Rakshasa army was taken aback . I personally feel this battle truly brings out his glory ...even more than the final battle for we get a glimpse of his skill and true nature here .
I suggest better research to the team next time ...they were not in the hut but a cave .
Also , a word about the relationship that existed between Ravan and Mandodari .
Mandodari is regarded as a pativrata . She was known for her wisdom like the Queen of Sheba . Ravan respected her enormously ...she was his first and only love though he had many queens . Whenever Ravan was in a dilemma he sought out her counsel . He never yelled at her but considered what she said . He knew that she always had his good at her heart felt advice ...that it would be objective and only keeping his welfare in mind .
The companionship between Ravan and Mandodari ...one of love and mutual respect is legendary . So i do not understand why it is falsified thus by showing him yelling at her and what not ...it is such blatant rubbish . He loved her till the end .
He abducted Sita not justcoz he was a lusty man but more as his sister's nose had been cut and his brothers had been killed . He regarded it as an affront to his ego . Ravan had complete control over his senses as he was a great tapasvi . He was not a man of loose morals . He did not touch Sita by force when he kept her for months in the Ashoka forest . His aim was not rape of a woman but humiliation of the man exactly where it hit him sorely just the way he had been humiliated .
Mandodari advised him that by abducting a woman he was crossing boundaries which was hitherto not the protocol observed either by the Devas or the Rakshasas . Breaking protocol led to war . Nothing good came of it . True his sister's nose had been cut but his sister had gone there herself and attacked first .She he had not been abducted . So while what happened to his sister was bad , she invited it .
Ravan knew in his heart that what she said was the truth . But his ego had taken a batttering . Till the end he listened silently to her advices although things had gone out of his hand and spiralled out of control . When Indrajeet died he lost interest in winning , for him it was then a matter of finishing what he started and he acknowleged to Mandodari when he set out that she was right all along .
Mandodari has wept bitterly when he has died ...such was the love that existed between the two . The companionship between Duryodhan and Bhanumati and Ravan Mandodari is worth reading .
Never had Ravan raised his voice at her .
I hope CVs read this post and correct themselves .
Edited by koolsadhu1000 - 11 March 2013 at 1:14pm