Boastful words were uttered by Raavana in sanyasi garb, sitting in front of the
fruit served by her in Panchavati. Imprisoned Seeta now spoke as if in echo of those
"Know who I am. Dasaratha was famed in
all the three worlds and reigned long years and stood as a bulwark of dharma and defender
of truth. His son Raama, of god-like presence and lion-like valour, is my husband. He and
his brother Lakshmana will surely take your life. You know how Khara and his army were
destroyed in Janasthaana by my lord.
As easily as an eagle carries a venomous
serpent, he destroyed your huge army in Janasthaana. Because you have secured a boon that
no god or Asura can kill you, you have dared to make Raama your enemy. You think
your boon will save you. But I tell you, you cannot escape. You will surely meet your
death at his hands.