~ 101. Vali Torments Sugriva ~


Because of Matanga's curse, Vali could not set foot on Rishyamukha Hill. If he did, his head would explode into a thousand pieces. 
Thus Sugriva took refuge there, thinking he would be safe from Vali.
Vali, however, still found a way to torment his brother. Every day he would fly over Rishyamukha Hill and kick Sugriva in the head, which was painful and humiliating for Sugriva.
Finally, Hanuman grabbed Vali by the ankle. "Stop it!" Hanuman shouted. "If you come back again, I'll pull you down to the ground."
Knowing that Hanuman meant what he said, Vali stopped tormenting Sugriva.


Inspired by: Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik.
Notes: This folktale is on p. 173 of the book.

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