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Week 5 Story: Death of Vali

Death of Vali After Ravana kidnapped Sita, Rama felt guilty and full of regret. Why, oh did he leave her alone? He imagined Sita, vulnerable and afraid, and tears welled up in his eyes. At one point he felt so sorrowful that he collapsed to the ground, weeping uncontrollably. Only after Lakshmana slapped him and told him to get a hold of himself did Rama come back to his senses and resume his search for Sita.After walking for several days, Rama and Lakshmana came across a big hideous demon, with one large eye and a mouth dripping in blood. He had no torso or legs; only two arms that encircled Rama and Lakshmana, inching them closer to his mouth. Rama and Lakshmana were unfazed, however, and shot their arrows at the demon's arms, cutting them off and leaving the demon limbless.Before dying, the demon said to Rama and Lakshmana, "Oh, please save me! I'm a celestial being who was cursed to become a demon. Please cremate my body, and I will tell you how to save your wife.&quo…

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