RAMAYANA - 2
Devas & Munis ask Mahavishnu to be Born Upon Earth to destroy Ravana
The devatas and rishis go to Maha Vishnu and pray to him to destroy the powerful Ravana. Ravana who has received boons from Brahma cannot be defeated by the devas , Yakshas , Gadharvas or any other celestial beings.
They pray to Vishnu to save Earth from the atrocities of this Asura Ravana. They go on to say that Ravana is preventing and troubling Rishis from doing Yagnas which are for the benefit and goodness of Man-kind. They have heard from Brahma that Ravana can be destroyed only by a human being.
Virtuous King Dasharatha of Ayodhya is performing a penance to beget children. His three wives Kausalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi are symbolic of strength , wealth and fame. Oh ! Mahavishnu they say, please divide yourself into four parts and be born upon earth as sons of Dasharatha . Please be born to destroy Ravana – who is a hinderance to mankind. There is nobody else who can save us
Seen in the picture are Mahavishnu and Lakshmi on the Adishesha ( thousand headed serpant) , sanakaadi munis, Shuka( parrot face) , Narada and Brahma ( four faces).
Do you know- Asura is that person who is bothered only about his material possessions and his body. He will do anything to please himself at the cost of Dharma ( what is good for all) . He does not use his qualities to realise the spirit within. A Deva on the other hand uses both material wealth and his body to realise the atma within. A Deva works for the good of the Universe