In the previous episode we had witnessed a crucial event wherein Lord Rama is finally able to kill the powerful Kumbhakarna with his shrewdness and sharpness on the battlefield. Hearing the news of Kumbhakarna’s death, Ravana could not believe his ears! He almost faints down in grief and pain, unable to digest his dear brother’s death! What wrong did his brother do? Why should he be killed this way? On one side, Ravana’s anger knows no bounds and on the other side, he is inconsolable for what has happened to his dearest brother!
As Ravana mourns Kumbhakarna’s death, Indrajith fumes in anger. He has had enough. He fumes at his father to let him go once again and show his worth in front of Rama and Lakshmana. Accordingly Ravana who is also running out of options, gives permission to his son Indrajith to go ahead! As per his father’s order, Indrajith sets out once again. All of us know that Indrajith is an expert in illusionary warfare.
Having already been to the battlefield once before, Indrajith knows the valor and the powers of Rama and Lakshmana by now. He knows that both these people are not going to be bogged down if they are together! Now Indrajith plans a strategy – Rather than directly attacking Rama and Lakshmana together he decides to try something different. What does he do? He plans to tempt Lakshmana and draw him forward for a fight! Perhaps, things might be different if the two brothers are separated and thus he could easily capture and capitalize on the situation! How does Indrajith get this plan working on the ground?
The execution is simple – Indrajith spots the apt time when Lakshmana is away from Rama for a few minutes. He now comes alone to the battlefield in a horse and roams around the vicinity of Lakshmana’s movement and tempts him. Lakshmana hears a sound near him, turns around and finds Indrajith roaming around on top of a horse!
The trap is set! Is Lakshmana going to fall into this trap? He does! The moment he sees Indrajith roaming around, he sees this as an opportunity to finish him off! Accordingly, Lakshmana immediately sets out to chase Indrajith! The trap is working exactly as Indrajith had planned! As Lakshmana commences his chase, he does not care to inform his brother Rama about this! He starts giving Indrajith a chase! As Lakshmana is chasing from behind, Indrajith rides his horse faster and faster and takes him to a far off and an isolated place! Indrajith’s ploy is working beautifully! He is now making a strong statement that he is really an expert in luring the enemy into the fight!
As the chase continues, Lakshmana nears him and with his sharp arrows, pulls down the horse and Indrajith rolls on the floor. A fierce fight commences between Lakshmana and Indrajith! Clearly, Lakshmana is proving himself to be several notches higher than Indrajith in terms of extraordinary powers. At one stage, Indrajith is at the verge of losing – But all of a sudden the scenario changes completely!
Now Indrajith uses his illusionary power and disappears from that place all of a sudden! As Lakshmana is busy only on attacking Indrajith, he did not anticipate this strategy of Indrajith! Now it is going to be Indrajith’s time! He fires arrows after arrows on Lakshmana, and at a stage wherein Lakshmana started to get defensive, Indrajith waits for this golden opportunity and fires a powerful “Asthra” on Lakshmana and ties him up!
As Lakshmana gets tied up, the “Asthra” has the capacity to induce electric shock-like waves that start stinging his body and because of this, Lakshmana falls on the ground with a huge scream! Indrajith now has Lakshmana under complete control as he falls on the ground unconscious.
What has happened here in a split of a second? Nobody could even imagine! Is Indrajith capable of defeating Lakshmana this easily? The ploy has worked very well and clearly Lakshmana has fallen into the trap! What is going to happen next? Is Lakshmana going to be reviewed back to life? Who is going to do that? The action continues in the next episode!