Sri Laxmana verily represents Death. In the form of Sri Sheshanaga, he is the eternal attendant of Sri Narayana in the milk ocean. As Sri Laxmana he is the faithful servitor of our eternal Lord Sri Rama. Understanding Sri Laxmana in the context of the Ramayana is vital towards the understanding of the concept of Death and Time.
The glory of Sri Laxmana is perhaps the most important aspect of the Ramayana. Sri Laxmana is personfied Time and He is present with us at all times, as we continue to live our lives on earth. Understanding Sri Laxmana is an important aspect of our earhly life.