Even when we heard that he stood on the around riding no car and slew your
brother Khara in Janasthaana, did I not say this? When Hanumaan penetrated Lank the
impenetrable fortress, and laid it waste, I knew the truth . I begged you not to incur
their enmity but you would not listen.
"Why did you cast lustful eyes on
chaste Seeta? This was the madness that drove you to your death! Was it not a heinous sin
to carry her off when she was alone? Death in the form of Seeta drew you to your end!
Seeta and Raama are now re-united and happy after their brief separation, but me and all
our race you have thrust for ver into the depths of sorrow. Alas, my husband, my lover.
You lie dead. Yet how beautiful you look with: your body pierced by Raama's darts, covered
with blood and dust of battle!
"What should I do now? I had a lord
who was the Lord of Lanka! I had a son who had vanquished Indra. They have left me and I
am a mere helpless widow without friends or home!"
Lamenting thus, Mandodari fell on Raavana's body and lay