~ 155. Indrajit Conjures an Illusion ~


Indrajit conjured a Sita illusion and rode towards Hanuman on the battlefield. When he was sure Hanuman was watching, Indrajit grabbed Sita's hair, pulled her head back, and slit her throat with his sword.
Hanuman wailed, overcome with grief, while Indrajit turned and rode back to Lanka.
When Hanuman told Rama what he had seen, Rama stared at him, shocked into speechlessness. 
Lakshmana shouted, "I will kill this Indrajit! He must die. He must die today!"
"Be calm," Vibhishana told the princes. "This is another of Indrajit's illusions."
"Will you help me kill Indrajit?" asked Lakshmana.
"I will," replied Vibhishana.


Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana.
Notes: This is the Yuddha Kanda (Book 6), sarga 80.

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