Sita destroys 'mandap'; Hanuman meets Ram, his guru for life in Siya Ke Ram - Times of India
Oct 29, Sita-Ram have always been an intrinsic part of our culture and their story has influenced Siya Ke Ram where the story will be seen from Sita's perspective. After the trail-blazing first look of the show, encapsulating the scale and grandeur of the 'KarnSangini' to replace 'Sabse Smart Kaun' on StarPlus. Jun 14, Sita destroys 'mandap'; Hanuman meets Ram, his guru for life in Siya Ke Ram For the first time Ravan is left perplexed after seeing her power. Siya Ke Ram: Everything you want to know about the show . After we reported that Khalida Turi was chosen to replace Simone Singh for the part, there has. Siya Ke Ram (English: Sita's Ram) is an Indian epic TV series on Star Plus produced by Nikhil Ram comes to Mithila and they both meet for the first time at the Parvati .. "Bhagyashree Mote will replace Sara Arfeen Khan as Surpanakha ".
Patriarchy, misogyny, discrimination against daughters are all some of the trends that could be observed in current society. More importantly, these are the trends stressed in the left-liberal narratives of the society.
On the other hand, Indic narrative is rooted in the all-encompassing concept of Dharma- duty and righteousness and all social trends- both good and bad- are analyzed from the Dharmic standpoint. The fact that the serial has distorted the original Dharmic narrative of Ramayana and has tried to superimpose social ills present in the current society and trends of current left-liberal narratives onto Ramayana, raises serious questions about the professionalism and the motives of the makers of this serial?
Consider the event of Ashwamedha Yajna Horse-Sacrifice portrayed in the serial. According to the serial, when King Dasharatha performs Ashwamedha Yajna, first Sita is shown as stopping the horse in its path, then Rama asserts that the horse should not be killed to complete the sacrifice and instead a golden idol of the horse should be used. Rama also makes a speech about animal rights and how traditions should be broken.
The whole narrative depicts not only the ignorance of the makers of the show about Hindu rituals, but also their agenda to superimpose modern narratives of animal rights on Hindu practices. It is not that Dharmic perspective is insensitive to animal life. Hindu scriptures stipulate serving animals as one of the duties of householders Bhuta-yajna.
Hindu scriptures perceive animals as inseparable part of the Universe and teaches people to practice Ahimsa non-injury.
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In fact, Manu Smriti 5. At the same time, it must be remembered that Ashwamedha Yajna was performed for the overall welfare of the society- material, spiritual, and ecological. It served as a tool for the Kings to distribute their wealth among the poor and needy. The citizens were given in charity, whatever they were in need of.
The landless got the lands, the house-less got the house, people in need of gold were given gold, etc. And the spiritual benefits derived from the Yajna is limitless and helps to enrich the spiritual atmosphere in the society. More importantly, the ritual is such that, the animals sacrificed in it not only attains heaven, but they also attain higher birth.
Hence, according to Hinduism, sacrificing of animals in Yajnas that causes welfare of sacrificed animals as well is Dharma. On the other hand, modern activities like breeding animals for slaughtering or killing animals for their skin, etc. First, the Ashwamedha Yajna shown in the serial never happened as far as Valmiki Ramayana is concerned.
Valmiki Ramayana speaks about Dasharatha performing Horse-sacrifice along with Putrakameshti Yajna for begetting his sons.Seedhayin Raaman 03/14/16
But, he does not perform any horse-sacrifice after the birth of his sons. Second, even in the Ashwamedha Yajna that was conducted by Dasharatha before the birth of Rama, a real horse was sacrificed 1. Sita with the Horse of Ashwamedha Yajna as shown in the serial.
Yet, in order to portray Sita as a rebel, the scene has been included in the serial. Hence, Rama would never have called for a replacement of real horse with a horse idol based on shallow arguments not rooted in Dharma. But without understanding this nuance, the serial tries to give a lecture about the animal rights based on modern left-liberal narratives! So, there is no question about it being a simple matter of faith. It is a Dharmic obligation of the Kings for the welfare of his people.
Though, it is true that sacrifice of animals during Yajnas has been prohibited in Kaliyuga according to some Dharmic texts because people no longer have the competency to properly perform those Yajnas and cause animals to attain higher birth.
But, Lord Rama was not in Kali Yuga. In other words, the whole events related to Ashwamedha Yajna shown in the serial is a fabrication introduced to distort the essence of Hindu rituals and superimpose left-liberal narratives about animal rights which incidentally is invoked only with respect to Hindu rituals and not in any other circumstances.
Then there was the argument between Yajnavalkya and Gargi that ended up being a debate on love rather than being a sublime discussion about Brahman as shown in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Then, the Rakshasas demons were portrayed as tribal people, which clearly is a colonial construction propagated by a few scholars. Hindu tradition itself considered Rakshasas as being different species than humans. Yet, the fight between Rama and Lakshmana duo and the Rakshasas headed by Maricha and Subhahu were depicted as a fight between the royal kings and tribal people!
Maybe the makers of the serial are too much influenced by the Aryan invasion myth! Rakshasas portrayed to resemble tribal people in the serial. Another clear attempt at superimposing the perceptions about girl education prevalent from last few centuries on Ramayana. The events mentioned here are by no means exhaustive.
There are many more such incidents and scenes portrayed in the serial which clearly betray attempts at imposing present social values on Ramayana, distortion of facts, and fabrication of lies. But the question is, will it take the moral responsibility for its distortions and mockery? It is distorting the facts of Valmiki Ramayana and fabricating events that are not present in it and more importantly, it is trying to discredit Hindu practices by superimposing elements from left-liberal worldview into the situations of Ramayana.
If the intentions of the serial makers were really genuine and they wanted to teach certain values to counter current problems, they could have made a completely new mythological serial something on the lines of Game of Thrones. Yet, again and again, the film and serial production industry take a short cut and produce serials that bear the name of historical or mythological characters for the sake of earning TRP, but without an iota of historical or mythological truths in them.
The serial could have served a fantastic platform for imparting the Dharmic teachings inherent in the story of Valmiki Ramayana that would have helped the common people. Yet, the serial makers chose to reduce the whole effort into a distortion of Hinduism to propagate modern left-liberal narratives. Soon after Sita 's Swayamvar is announced. Lanka king Ravana 's grandfather and minister Malyavan travelled to Mithila to see the greatness about the kingdom and argues with Sita.
Then he says to Ravana that Taraka is killed. In the Swayamvara, nobody is able to lift the Shiv Dhanush except Ram. Ram's marriage is fixed with Sita. On the other hand, Ravan is angry that he was unable to lift the Shiv Dhanush and Janak has insulted him. So he vows to avenge the king. Afterwards he comes to know that he will die because of a woman. Ravan remembers the day he tried to force himself upon a chaste woman, Vedavati.
She had then cursed him that the cause of his death will be a woman. Remembering this, Ravan goes to Yamlok, the abode of Yamain the hope that if he keeps Yama under his thumb, he can elude death.
Ravan soon gets overpowered. Meanwhile, in LankaMandodri gets worried about the death of Ravan and decides to seek help from a Vishnu devotee. Mithila bids farewell to Sita and her sisters. Ayodhya Kand[ edit ] Mandodari tells her father Mayasura that Ravan 's life is in danger, but he refuses to help, as she left with Ravan against her parent's wishes, according to the series.
Her mother, however, guides her in getting the Amrita. Mandodari goes to Chandralok to get the Amrita. Vibhishana warns Mandodari that Ravan should not find out about his immortality. Mandodari succeeds to an extent in her plan of making Ravan immortal. KaushalyaKaikeyi and Sumitra welcome them. An Aghori predicts Manthara 's future and tells her that she will be thrown out of the palace.
Ravan challenges the gods to stop him from conquering the world. Ravan confronts Surpanakha for marrying a demon, Vidyutjiva, who is Raavan's enemy.
Meanwhile, Bharat and Shatrughan set off to meet Ashwapatitheir grandfather. Dasharath announces Ram to be his heir to the throne. Kaushalya, Sumitra and Lakshman are ecstatic to know that Ram will be crowned the king of Ayodhya. Manthara is determined to stop Ram from becoming the king. Manthara reminds Kaikeyi about Dasharath's promise to Ashwapati. She tells Kaikeyi about Dasharath's conspiracy against her.
Kaikeyi decides to stop Ram's coronation.
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Kaikeyi reminds Dasharath about the boons that he had given her. He promises to fulfill two wishes. Kaikeyi tells him to crown Bharat the king of Ayodhya and send Ram into exile for 14 years. Dasharath hesitantly agrees to crown Bharat the king and send Ram away. Sita urges Ram to take her along with him.
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Urmila supports Lakshman 's decision of accompanying Ram. Ram leaves Ayodhya on his exile with Sita and Lakshman. Bharat and Shatrughna receive a message asking them to return to Ayodhya.
A grieving Dasharatha passes away. Sumitra blames Kaikeyi for his death. Bharat asks Mandavi and Vashistha about Ram. He confronts her for her actions against Ram.
Bharata refuses to become the king of Ayodhya. Bharat and Janak decide to bring Ram back to Ayodhya. Kaikeyi is grateful to Janak for reminding her about her love for Ram.
She requests Bharat to take her along with him to meet Ram. Ram meets Bharat and is depressed on learning about Dasharath's death. Bharat requests Ram to return to Ayodhya, but he refuses. He tells Janak that he will not return because he wants to fulfill the promise he had made to Dasharath. Bharat asks Ram for his sandals. Bharat places Ram's sandals on the throne. He apologizes to Vashisht saying he cannot take over Ram's place.
Shatrughna confronts Bharata for his decision of becoming a tapasvi. Bharat assures Kaushalya that he will stay near Ayodhya.
He asks Shatrughna to help him in keeping his promise to Ram to take care of Ayodhya. Lakshman tells Ram and Sita that Goddess Nidradevi has given him a boon to stay awake so that he can serve them.
Lakshman's request, Nidradevi has given his share of sleep to Urmilauntil he returns to Ayodhya. Aranya Kand[ edit ] Ram conveys to Sita about his wish to protect the Rishis and people from the demons.
They complete 10 years of their vanvas. Ravan decides to send Khar and Dushan for control in Dandakaranya. Surpanakha insists Ravan to let her go to Dandakaranya.
Malyavan shares with Meghanadhis plan to take over Kishkindha. Dundubi comes up with a plan to kill Bali and Sugriva. Dundubi disguises as a buffalo and battles with Bali. Rishi Matang curses Bali for breaking his meditation. Ram kills Ravan's soldiers and saves the residents of Panchvati. Surpanakha falls in love with Ram. Mayavi decides to take Bali to the Rishimukh mountain.
Bali follows Mayavi into a cave and asks Sugriva to wait outside until he returns. However, Sugriva is shocked on hearing Bali 's screams. He closed the mouth of cave by a big stone as he assume that Bali was killed by Mayavi. Sugriva suggests that Tara make Angadthe king of Kishkindha. Shurpanakha urges Ram to marry her but he tells her that he is already married.
Shurpanakha plans to prove herself better than Sita. Ram gets irate when Shurpanakha comes to him dressed like Sita. Lakshmana cuts Shurpanakha's nose.
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Surpanakha asks Khara to kill Ram, Sita and Lakshman. Khara attacks Ram with his asuras. Ram kills Khara and Dushan by using his powers. Shurpanakha reaches Lankatells everyone about the attack. Surpanakha asks Ravan to avenge her insult by Ram. Ravan decides to punish Ram for his deeds. Sugriva 's coronation ceremony begins. Hanuman crowns Sugriva as the king of Kishkindha.
A furious Bali returns to Kishkindha and attacks Sugriva for locking him up in the cave. Hanuman rescues Sugriva from Bali. Ravan got information about Ram and that Sita is Ram's weakness. He also remembers the incident at Sita's swayamvar and his oath to take revenge from Janak. Ravan decides to abduct Sita. Ravan tells Marich about Surpanakha's humiliation and seeks his help to avenge her insult.
Hanuman takes Sugriva to Rishimukh mountain. Marich disguises himself as an injured golden deer to distract Ram from Sita and leads him far into the forest. Sita sees the injured golden deer and tells Ram that she wants to cure it. Ram tells Lakshman to stay with Sita while he goes to bring the deer. Hanuman tells Sugriva that he will seek help from the other kings to defeat Bali.
However, Ram is shocked when Marich calls out to Sita and Lakshman in his voice. Sita is worried on hearing Ram's cries. Marich apologizes to Ram for his misdeed and dies. Sita orders Lakshman to go into the jungle to look for Ram. Lakshman hesitantly agrees and draws a powerful line Lakshmana Rekha which no immoral creature could cross to protect Sita, but tells Sita not to cross it or the power would go. Ravan disguises as a sage and tricks Sita to cross the Lakshmana Rekha line.
Sita tries to run but he ends up abducting her. On the way to Lanka, Jatayu tries to save Sita but Ravan cuts off both his wings. Sita then throws her jewellery to the ground hoping Ram will see it as a sign. Sita tells Ravan to kill her and avenge himself. Ravan kidnaps Sita and takes her to Lanka. Surpanakha is delighted to see Sita in Lanka.
Later, Ravan stops Surpanakha from attacking Sita. He tells her to keep Sita alive, until he avenges her insult. Ravan's mother Kaikesi tells him that he should marry Sita as she is a powerful women instead of treating her badly.
Sita finds her place in the garden of Lanka Ashoka Vatika and refuses Ravan's proposal saying that she is always going to love Ram and never be unfaithful to him. She decides to wait for him or her death. Meanwhile, Ram comes to know about the abduction from the bird Jatayu. Kishkindha Kand[ edit ] Hanuman meets Ram and becomes his devotee. Ram challenges to kill Bali and liberate him from all his sins.