~ 148. Trijata Consoles Sita ~


Sobbing, Sita pointed to the bodies of Rama and Lakshmana on the ground. "Look!" she said to Trijata. "There lies my Rama, with his noble brother Lakshmana lying beside him."
But Trijata, who had become Sita's friend and confidant, did not despair. "They must still be alive," she told Sita. "This divine vehicle cannot bear the weight of a widow's grief. If your husband were truly dead, the chariot would plunge to the ground. Rama must still be alive, and his brother too. Take heart! I know the news will reach Lanka soon: Rama lives. The war is not over."


Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana.
Notes: This is the Yuddha Kanda (Book 6), sarga 48.

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