Cover Story | The Ayodhya Issue

Rama: A Remarkable Hero

Learning from Rama in the wake of the Ayodhya judgment

Ram and Lakshman accompany Rishi Vishwamitra to the forest to kill the rakshasas Marich and Subahu, who interrupt and corrupt his yagya and meditation. On the way, he gives the brothers the knowledge of Bala and Atibala, two mantras that would allow them to overcome hunger, thirst and fatigue (Courtesy: Ramayana, introduction by JP Losty and text by Sumedha V Ojha, Roli Books, 2016)