Whose sons are Vali and Sugreeva

Valmiki once asked Narada, “Oh venerable Rishi! Please tell me whether there is a perfect human being in the world who is both virtuous and courageous, dutiful, truthful, noble, conscientious and king for all beings. "

Narada replied, “There is one of them, there is a prince from the Ikshvaku lineage by the name of Rama. He is virtuous, brave, gentle and wise. He's a great hero. He loves his subjects very much. He protects Dharma. He is firm and imperturbable. He is fair and open-minded. He knows the Vedas very well and is also well versed in the art of arms. He is uniquely possessed of virtues and unparalleled in beauty. He is an obedient son, a loving brother, an affectionate husband, a trusting friend, an ideal king, a merciful enemy, and a person who loves all beings. Everyone loves him. "

Valmiki pondered this description along the banks of the Tamasa River. By chance he saw a pair of Krauncha (birds) playing lovingly with each other. Suddenly the male was shot by a cruel bird catcher, and the female, who saw her companion rolling on the ground in pain, complained loudly with pity. The wise man felt deep pity in the face of the killed bird and its grieving wife and cried: "Never, O birdcatcher, shall you find rest, since you have ripped a Krauncha out of its love through death." He uttered these words spontaneously in musical verse , and each verse had four feet of eight syllables each (anushtup meter).

Then Brahma, the creator of the world, himself appeared before the poet and said: “Sing the enchanting story of Rama in the same melodious meter. As long as this world exists, and as long as the stars shine in the sky, your song should spread among the people. ”With these words Brahma disappeared. He inspired the poet with the knowledge of Shri Rama's whole story, whereupon Valmiki sat down for meditation and saw every event in the history of Shri Rama in great detail in his yogic point of view. Then he started to write the Ramayana. The melody of the Ramayana flowed from a heart of love and compassion for the wounded bird. In relation to the Ramayana, Valmiki's verse, which he sang out of pity for the Krauncha, can be interpreted as follows: Shri Rama and Sita are the two Kraunchas. Ravana is the cruel hunter. Sita was brutally separated from Rama by the cruel hunter Ravana. There is a slight similarity in the two cases. The cruel act of the hunter was a precursor to Valmiki's inspiration to tell the Ramayana.

Valimiki's Ramayana comprises 24,000 verses grouped into 500 chapters, and these in turn into seven kandas or parts, namely Bala, Ayodhya, Aranya, Kishkindha, Sundara, Yuddha and Uttara Kanda. It contains real classical Sanskrit poetry. Rama's young sons, Kusa and Lava, were the first to tell the world and sing this famous work to music. They came from the hermitage of their teacher Valmiki in ascetic dress and sang the wonderful poem in the presence of their father and other heroes of history.

The Ramayana is a wonderful book that contains the essence of all Vedas and scriptures. It is a treasure for humanity. It is a reservoir that contains the nectar of immortality. It paints the character of a son who renounces the throne, the pleasures of the senses and the world to fulfill his father's word and lives in the forest for fourteen years. It illustrates the person of a father who exiled his beloved son to keep his word. It paints the picture of an ideal, chaste wife, who is devoted to her husband until the end of her life, shares his difficulties, tirelessly serves him in the forest, and who also sees her husband as God. Above all, it also shows the person of the brother, who puts brotherly love above everything else in this world, follows his brother into the forest, leaves all the joys of the palace behind and precedes him on the way to avert all dangers. The description of nature in the Ramayana is sublime and beautiful. One can actually feel that the hills, rivers, trees and birds are one with human joys and sorrows. The description of the fight scenes is wonderful. The main characteristic of the Ramayana is simplicity. Pathos and tenderness run through the entire poetry. Poetry and morality are beautifully combined. There is lightness in the tone of morality. The Ramayana has a historical basis. It is a book from the ancients. It's not just an allegorical poem. It is a splendid inspirational book for all time, one that has been of great importance to the fate of millions of people for centuries, and it will certainly continue to be so for the next few days.