In Ramayana, why is Vibhishana not considered a Traitor?


The folklore of each land is a mirror to its way of life, custom, ethos and the mind of its kin. The stories and legends contained in extraordinary sagas are educative and engaging, yet additionally fill in as an exercise to instruct past, present and people in the future on developing and looking after qualities, ethics and, when all is said in done, improving personally. 

The incomparable Indian sagas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are genuine reference points in this viewpoint. Applicable in all occasions and to all ages, these works dig profoundly into human conduct through their characters; accordingly showing devotees the correct way towards Dharma or exemplary nature. 

Lord Ram

Such is the story of Vibhishana, the sibling of King Ravana. His life is probably the best illustration of benevolence, commitment, administration, and adherence to the Dharma. Allow us to investigate the life and seasons of Vibhishana. 

Vibhishana: A Demon Devotee 

Vibhishana, additionally called Bibhishan, was the more youthful sibling of Ravana, the Demon King of Lanka, in the incredible epic Ramayana. In spite of the fact that an asura himself, Vibhishana showed none of his family’s trademark conduct. He was, indeed, a respectable character and extraordinary aficionado of Lord Rama, the seventh symbol of Sri Maha Vishnu and furthermore the focal character of the Ramayana. Vibhishana was totally supportive of harmony and attempted to exhort Ravana against snatching Rama’s better half, Sita. He needed his sibling to return Sita to her significant other. At the point when the previous would not notice his words, Vibhishana abandoned him and joined Rama’s military; in the long run helping the last loss Ravana. 

Vibhishana was the most youthful child of Sage Vishrava and Kaikesi. The sibling of Ravana and Kumbhakarna, he is additionally one of the Seven Chiranjivis, or the Seven Immortal Beings in Hinduism, who will live on till the finish of the current Kali Yuga. Despite the fact that an asura himself, he deserted from Ravana and proceeded to join Lord Rama to battle against him. 

Directly from youth, Vibhishana had an unadulterated brain and sattvic nature. Despite the fact that he was a devil by birth, he believed himself to be a Brahmin. He was the grandson of the extraordinary sage, Pulatsya, so he was specific to keep up the name and notoriety of his celebrated genealogy. Subsequently, he released every one of his karmas as a Brahmin would. 

Vibhishana Joins Rama 

Vibhishana’s was consistently against Ravana’s disposition. He took genuine exemption for his sibling’s terrible and fainthearted demonstration of hijacking Sita. At the point when he was unable to take it any longer, he moved toward his mom, Kaikesi, for exhortation. Being the insightful lady she was, she approached him to disappear from Lanka and join Rama. Around then, Rama was caught up with gathering a military to battle Ravana and bring back Sita. 

According to his mom’s recommendation, Vibhishana chose to escape Lanka and hold hands with Rama. Prior to leaving, he called his little girl, Trijata, who was guarding Sita in Ashokvan. He requested her to take great consideration from her. He additionally informed his better half Sarama concerning his arrangements and requested her to take great consideration from herself. 

He at that point furtively left Lanka, with his mace in his grasp, likewise joined by two of his  devils. It is ordinarily accepted that, while going to meet a fighter to give up oneself, one ought not convey any weapon. In any case, Vibhishana had a reason in conveying his mace. 

He was overpowered when he at long last arrived at the shores of Rameshwaram where Rama, Lakshmana and the Vanara Sena (Army of Monkeys) were situated. Finally, he could have a darshan of his Lord, what his identity was bound to serve for the remainder of his life. 

Vibhishana moved toward Rama and modestly fell at his feet. Rama affectionately invited him into their crease and accepted him.

Righteousness over Loyalty

In the Lanka War, Vibhishana’s information about the insider facts of Lanka demonstrated significance to Shri Rama. Vibhishana openly uncovered numerous mysteries that were key to the accomplishment of Rama’s assault, including uncovering the mysterious way to the sanctuary of Mata Nikumbala, the family god of the Pulatsya Clan. In the climactic fight among Rama and Ravana, when Rama couldn’t murder Ravana, he uncovered the mystery of Ravana’s passing to Rama. He disclosed to Rama that Ravana has put away the nectar of everlasting status in his tummy and it is important to dry it. With this information, Rama was at last ready to execute Ravana. 

In the Ramayana, Vibhishana’s portrayal helps with showing the functional ramifications of the idea of Dharma. The epic burdens that neither Vibhishana or Kumbhakarna wandered from the way of Dharma and that there is no single way out of an ethical issue. The Ramayana instructs that Kumbhakarna clung to the Dharma of steadfastness to his family when his recommendation fizzles, while Vibhishana decided to go against his kinfolk when his recommendation fizzled. 

Rama crowns Vibhishana

Emblematically, Vibhishana addresses a dedication to Shri Rama and as a devil devotee, he shows that the Lord doesn’t recognize his devotees dependent on birth or conditions throughout everyday life. 

At the point when Vibhishana accomplished the situation of the King of Lanka, he diverted his subjects from the way of evil to the way of Dharma (exemplary nature). His better half, Queen Sarama additionally helped him in this exertion. 

At the point when Rama was going to leave Ayodhya toward the finish of his rule, Lord Rama in his unique type of Shri Vishnu requested Vibhishana to remain on earth and serve individuals and guide them to the way of truth and Dharma. Thus, Vibhishana is viewed as one of the seven immortals of Chiranjeevins. Ruler Vishnu additionally requested Vibhishana to ask the family god of the Sun Dynasty, Lord Ranganatha.

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