Children’s Illustrated Ramayana: photo 26
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Ravana spoke of his great prowess and wealth and asked Sita to go with him to Lanka. He made many promises and said Rama was unworthy of her. When all his words failed to move Sita, Ravana threw off his disguise, seized Sita by the hair and dragged her to his chariot.
Jatayu, the eagle, was the only help at hand for poor Sita. The bird challenged Ravana and fought with all its might. It killed the chariot mules and the charioteer and smashed the vimana. But it was no match for the rakshasa king.
Ravana cut off the wings of the bird and left it to die.
He then dragged Sita with him and flew towards Lanka.
From above Sita threw, unknown to Ravana, her ornaments tied in a piece of cloth in the hope that Rama and Lakshmana might come upon them some day and guess what had happened to her.
These illustrations are from the book called “Children's Illustrated Ramayana” which is an abridged retelling of the Ramayana authored by Vishnu B while the illustrations are by Vipin K. Das.
Note: You can read the full English translation of the Ramayana on this site.
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