~ 138. Nala Builds a Bridge ~


Following Varuna's advice, Rama sought out the monkey Nala, the son of Vishvakarma, architect of the gods. "Yes," Nala told Rama, "I can build this bridge."
Thousands of monkeys and bears dragged trees and rocks to the ocean's edge. Nala chose the rocks, fitting them one to another, and on each rock he wrote Rama's name. Thanks to the power of the Rama-nama, the stones floated on the water; they did not sink.
As they saw the bridge stretching farther and farther towards Lanka, everyone whooped with joy. Even the gods and the gandharvas gazed down from heaven in amazement.


Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana.
Notes: This is the Yuddha Kanda (Book 6), sarga 22.


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