Rama kills Ravana

In this episode, Rama and Ravana engage in their final cataclysmic struggle, an aerial battle watched by Rama’s forces, Sita with her demoness guards, and the gods themselves. Hails of powerful arrows fired by both Rama and Ravana are ineffective. Rama is advised to loose a divine magical arrow. It multiplies itself and strikes explosively into Ravana, killing him at long last.

Mourning for the death of Ravana

For many centuries learned scholars have recited or read aloud texts of the Rama epic for the benefit of pious listeners, and still do so today. Hear this text recited by Dr. Robert P. Goldman, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Indrajit ensnares Rama and Lakshmana

For many centuries learned scholars have recited or read aloud texts of the Rama epic for the benefit of pious listeners, and still do so today. Hear this text recited by Dr. Robert P. Goldman, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.