and Sita were living in a forest.
One day, the two princes were away from the ashrama.
Sita was alone.
Rama had gone to bring the golden deer. Hearing the voice of Rama calling, "Ha
Lakshmana, Ha Sita," Sita sent Lakshmana to help Rama.
She was anxiously awaiting the return of both.
At that time Ravana entered the ashrama. He was dressed like a Sannyasi.
Seeing no one was near, he carried Sita away forcibly in his chariot.
His was a magic chariot. It flew up in the air like a bird.
Sita cried from the chariot: "O Rama! Lakshmana! Ravana is carrying away. Stop him
and free me!"
At that time jatayu, a magnificent eagle was sitting on a tree.