There is a sutra in the Ramcharitamanas that defines the surrender process of Sage Vishwamitra. After Tadka Vadh, when Sage Vishwamitra recognized Sri rama as Bhagavan, Tulsidasji writes- तब रिषि निज नाथहि जियँ चीन्ही |
The enlightened sage was not affected by this act of the king and continued to meditate harmoniously without any internal or external conflict. But, the sage’s son Sringin who learnt about the crime issued against his father as narrated by one of his fellow friends was propelled to curse the guilty. He cursed: “Seven days…
The third skilled personality of that time was Parshurama. His case was the most complicated. The world’s best warrior Parshurama barged into Janaka’s palace where he was received by Vishwamitraji.
Parikshita Maharaja was a descendant of the Kuru dynasty and was the son of Abhimanyu and Uttara. His grandfather was Arjuna, the great archer. When Pariskhit was unborn, housed in the womb of Uttara, the fallen Brahmana Ashwatthama released the detrimental Brahamastra intended to uproot the offspring of the Pandavas.
In sage Vishwamitra’s case, through the episode of Tadaka Vadh Vishwamitra surrendered unto Shri Rama. But in King Janaka’s case, his mode of surrender differs from that of Sage Vishwamitra. The Breaking of Shiva Dhanush was King Janaka’s stake.
What to speak of Sugriva? He is so peculiar that even after Bhagavan himself comes to him for his friendship, he doubts His powers. So Sugriva decided to test Bhagavan. He said that Sri Rama must prove his supremacy to convince him.
Hanumanji tells Sri Rama to follow him to Sugriva’s place since it is a physician who meets a patient. Hanumanji presents a logic before Shri Rama. He says “if Sugriva had the power of Sadhana, I wouldn’t’ have requested you to come. But Sugriva is a jeeva who has no strength of Sadhana, he is utterly incapable, you have to be merciful upon the soul and personally come to assuage his misery.
In one fight that broke between the Devatas and Asuras, Devi Aditi approached her husband Kashypa and asked her to bless her sons, Indra and other Devatas with victory. Overpowered by dissatisfaction that came about by the defeat of the Asuras in major battles that ensued between the two parties, she sought a boon of bearing powerful sons from her husband.
When Surpanakha relates the entire tale of how Rama singlehandedly finished the 14-000 demons who accompanied her, Ravana wondered who could perform this exceptional feat. After great thought, he concluded that- तिन्हहि को मारई बिनु भगवन्ता | It is none other than Bhagavan who has done this.