Word Reaches Ravana

A rakshasa named Akampana escaped from Dandaka forest and fled to Lanka and reported to Ravana. "A human has killed Khara and the other rakshasas in Dandaka," he gasped.
Ravana was outraged. "I will kill that human!" he shouted. 
"His name is Rama, and he lives in the forest with his brother and his wife," Akampana explained. "His brother mutilated your sister. And his wife is beautiful. Very beautiful! To punish Rama you should abduct his wife."
This idea delighted Ravana. "I will go to Dandaka at once," he said. "And when I return, I will have a new wife!"


Inspired byThe Complete Life of Rama by Vanamali
Notes: This is in the Demon King chapter of the book.

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