Dasshera, the tenth day of
. Thecoronation of Rama was held on theDewali day, the following New moon day,that comes about three weeks after
.Our story of Rama is divided into fourparts –1.Early life of Rama.2.Rama's exile.3.Abduction of Sita (Rama's wife) and4.Slaying of Ravana, the abductor of Sita, and Rama's coronation.
The feature story
Dasharatha was the king of Kosala, an ancientkingdom that was located in present day Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya was its capital. Dasharatha wasloved by one and all. His subjects were happy andhis kingdom was prosperous. Even thoughDasharatha had everything that he desired, he wasvery sad at heart; he had no children.During the same time, there lived a powerful
king in the island of Ceylon, located just