By Divya Solgama(22 May 2008)
Lord Narayan and goddess Laxmi became Sita and Ram-Laxman, Bharat-Shatrughna on necessity. When Ram and Laxman became almost expert in both academics and warfare, Maharishi Biswamitra came to king Dasaratha one day and begged for Ram and Laxman's help to kill Marich, the devil, son of Taraka and his associates. Dasaratha immediately agreed. Biswamitra took Ram and Laxman to the palace for sacrifice. On the way Ram killed Taraka. The sacrifitial ritual started as usual. After some time Marich and his associates came. Ram and Laxman killed all the assiciates of Marich but he fled away wounded. After the act of worship was finished Biswamitra went back to Mithyla with Ram and Laxman. On the way back Ahalya was freed from curse by the touch of Ram's feet. Lord Shiva came to know that unless Ram was married to Sita, the killing of Ravana wouldn't be possible so he sent Purushottam to king Janak with hs own bow and requested Janak to arrange marriage of Sita with the man who would be able to string the bow. Janak invited different Kings from different places for Sita's swayamvara. Ravana heard the news of Taraka's death from Marich. He went to Miythla to give a lesson to Ram and Laxman and marry Sita by stringing the bow. But not a single king could string the bow, not even they could take it up from the ground. Ravana also failed to do the task. He left Mithyla. Biswamitra was also present with Ram and Laxman in that ceremony. Ram took the permission of Biswamitra and easily stringed the bow. But while doing that he broke that bow. As the bow broke, the meditation of Parsuram was disturbed. He came down to Mithyla and enquired about the person who broke the bow of his master. Ram replied that it was him.Hearing that Prasuram gave Ram his own bow and string. Ram immediately took the bow and then the Vinshnu energy of Prasuram came into Ram's body. Ram wanted an arrow. Parsuram gave Ram an arrow but Ram said that of he unleashed that arrow the world will be destroyed. Ram wanted to know where to throw the arrow. Parsuram said he had no wish to go to heaven, so Ram should redirect his way to the heaven by throwing the arrow. Ram threw the arrow and Parsuram's way to heaven closed.