~ 67. Agastya Arms Rama ~


The rishi Agastya bestowed weapons on Rama. 
"This diamond-studded bow of gold was made by Vishvakarma," Agastya said. Next, he gave Rama two quivers, saying, "These quivers are inexhaustible, forever filled with arrows that blaze like the sun." Then he gave Rama a sword that once belonged to Indra and also a bow that once belonged to Vishnu. "With this bow, Vishnu slew many enemies," Agastya proclaimed. "May you do the same."
Rama received the weapons gratefully.
Agastya then directed Rama to go to Panchavati, a pleasant place in the forest where he could live peacefully with Sita and Lakshmana.



Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana
Notes: This is the Aranya Kanda (Book 3), sarga 12.

Rama receives arms to battle rakshasas:



 

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