Ram's Secret

In this wonderful extract, bestselling author, Devdutt Pattanaik draws our attention to the story of Ram in its entirety—‘…the one who upheld the code of civilisation and refused to succumb to animal instincts despite every provocation.’ As the King of Ayodhya, the author draws our attention to the ‘controversial conclusion of the Ramayana’ : the abandonment of Sita after she was held captive by Ravana. Devdutt Pattanaik asks a very significant question about the complexity of dharma –‘ Is Ram the King of Ayodhya first or husband of Sita?

Even as the nation witnesses a tug-of-war apropos the building of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Ram’s Secret helps us understand what made Ram a righteous king and most importantly, an avatar of Vishnu.

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