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Yudha Kanda (The Book of war or Lanka Kanda) is the fourth book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 128 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse.

This Yudha Kanda also known as Lanka kanda, this book describes the battle between the army of Rama, constructed with the help of Sugriv and Ravana. Having received Hanuman’s report on Sita, Rama and Lakshmana proceed with their allies toward’s the shore of the southern sea. There they are joined by Ravana’s renegade brother Vibhishana. The monkey’s named Nala and Nila construct a floating bridge (known as Rama Setu) across the ocean, and the princes and their army cross over to Lanka. A lengthy battle ensues and Rama kills Ravana. Rama then installs Vibhishana on the throne of Lanka.

On meeting Sita, Rama asks her to undergo an “agni pariksha” (test of fire) to prove her purity, as he wanted to get rid of the rumours surrounding Sita’s purity. When Sita plunges into the sacrificial fire, Agni the lord of fire raises Sita, unharmed, to the throne, attesting to her purity. The episode of agni pariksha varies in the versions of Ramayana by Valmiki and Tulsidas. The above version is from Valmiki Ramayana. In Tulsidas’s Ramacharitamanas Sita was under the protection of Agni (see Maya Sita) so it was necessary to bring her out before reuniting with Rama. At the expiration of his term of exile, Rama returns to Ayodhya with Sita and Lakshmana, where the coronation is performed. This is the beginning of Ram Rajya, which implies an ideal state with good morals.

S.NO.CHAPTERSNO.OF SLOKAS
1Chapter 119
2Chapter 225
3Chapter 334
4Chapter 4124
5Chapter 523
6Chapter 619
7Chapter 725
8Chapter 824
9Chapter 923
10Chapter 1029
11Chapter 1132
12Chapter 1240
13Chapter 1321
14Chapter 1422
15Chapter 1514
16Chapter 1627
17Chapter 1768
18Chapter 1839
19Chapter 1942
20Chapter 2036
21Chapter 2135
22Chapter 2287
23Chapter 2316
24Chapter 2445
25Chapter 2534
26Chapter 2648
27Chapter 2748
28Chapter 2844
29Chapter 2930
30Chapter 3035
31Chapter 3146
32Chapter 3244
33Chapter 3339
34Chapter 3428
35Chapter 3538
36Chapter 3622
37Chapter 3738
38Chapter 3819
39Chapter 3929
40Chapter 4030
41Chapter 41100
42Chapter 4246
43Chapter 4346
44Chapter 4439
45Chapter 4528
46Chapter 4650
47Chapter 4724
48Chapter 4837
49Chapter 4932
50Chapter 5065
51Chapter 5136
52Chapter 5238
53Chapter 5333
54Chapter 5438
55Chapter 5532
56Chapter 5639
57Chapter 5746
58Chapter 5860
59Chapter 59146
60Chapter 6097
61Chapter 6140
62Chapter 6223
63Chapter 6358
64Chapter 6436
65Chapter 6557
66Chapter 6634
67Chapter 67179
68Chapter 6824
69Chapter 6996
70Chapter 7067
71Chapter 71116
72Chapter 7218
73Chapter 7375
74Chapter 7477
75Chapter 7571
76Chapter 7694
77Chapter 7724
78Chapter 7821
79Chapter 7941
80Chapter 8043
81Chapter 8135
82Chapter 8228
83Chapter 8344
84Chapter 8423
85Chapter 8536
86Chapter 8635
87Chapter 8730
88Chapter 8879
89Chapter 8954
90Chapter 9097
91Chapter 9128
92Chapter 9268
93Chapter 9339
94Chapter 9441
95Chapter 9549
96Chapter 9636
97Chapter 9738
98Chapter 9826
99Chapter 9951
100Chapter 10063
101Chapter 10157
102Chapter 10271
103Chapter 10331
104Chapter 10427
105Chapter 10531
106Chapter 10636
107Chapter 10767
108Chapter 10834
109Chapter 10925
110Chapter 11026
111Chapter 111128
112Chapter 11226
113Chapter 11354
114Chapter 11436
115Chapter 11525
116Chapter 11636
117Chapter 11733
118Chapter 11822
119Chapter 11939
120Chapter 12024
121Chapter 12130
122Chapter 12227
123Chapter 12357
124Chapter 12423
125Chapter 12546
126Chapter 12655
127Chapter 12762
128Chapter 128125

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