Vijaya Dashmi, a most important festival in India every year was over only some time back. This is the festival celebrated in memory of Lord Ram’s victory over Srilanka’s Ravan. There are many an epics written in volumes on the topic –most important being the ones written by Goswami Tulsidas, and much earlier by Valmiki, a criminal turned sage. Valmiki, it is said, wrote about war between Ram and Ravan much before it actually happened. On many a points, Tulsidas has written contrary to what Valmiki did. Many hold a view that what Valmiki has written carries more of truth as he had done it through his divine power much before the actual occurrence perceiving in advance the whole story. I wrote an article, of course in Hindi, on the subject in another blog of mine, the relative link of which is given here under for a ready reference of the valued readers.
As pointed out to me by a reader in his comment on my above linked post, I made certain corrections to my original write-up. One such correction was in respect of the dispute whether or not Ram’s chariot, at a particular stage during war the war, got destroyed by Ravan during the fight. The logic, as given in the relative comment was that Ram had no chariot, and for that reason destroying it is out of question. Falling in line with what is questioned in the said comment, I have since corrected the very original post itself, and it now stands as the updated version of it in the above link. Readers opinions, affirmative or conflicting, on the subject are welcome.