agreed to receive Lakshmana.
Lakshmana went into the Vaanara town, he marvelled at its beauty and the culture of
Kishkindha. Passing through beautiful streets, he stood outside the king's palace. Hearing
the sounds of revelry, of dance and song, proceeding from within, he saw that the Vaanaras
had forgotten their promise and were lost in enjoyment. He could hardly control his anger.
Still he held back from entering the women's chamber and, standing in a corner, outside,
he twanged his bow-string.
The sound filled all Kishkindha with fear
and trembling. Sugreeva, hearing it, realised that the prince was, indeed, angry. He saw
the danger and asked Taara to go and pacify the prince. "A chivalrous man like
Lakshmana will find his anger slip from him, when he speaks to a lady and it will be
impossible for him to continue wrathful." said the king, shrewd even in his tipsy