Children’s Illustrated Ramayana: photo 58
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Sri Rama made Vibhishana the King of Lanka. Vibhishana wanted Sri Rama to take rest so that He could leave for Ayodhya, next day. But as Bharata is taking severe austerities and waiting for His arrival, Sri Rama could not take any pleasantries at that time. The fourteen-year exile period is over and Bharata had vowed to end his life if Sri Rama doesn't return before that. Sri Rama instructed Hanuman to immediately go to Bharata and tell all that has happened. Vibhishana then told that they could reach Ayodhya fast by the Pushpaka Vimana (aerial car) and Rama, Lakshmana, Sita, Vanaras and Vibhishana mounted Pushpaka vimana and started for Ayodhya.
Bharata, Shatrugna, ministers and all the people of Ayodhya were overjoyed by the news of Sri Rama's arrival. The sage Vasishta thereupon instructed Sumantra, who, as soon as he received the order, merrily proceeded and forthwith got ready a number of chariots and numerous horses and elephants and despatched messengers here and there. The city of Ayodhya was most tastefully decorated and the gods rained down a continuous shower of flowers.
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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