Ramavijaya. 35 sc One day while Brarnhadev was performing a pen- ance, a drop of his tears fell on his hand ; and it hore.a king, called Raksharaj. He was a monkey. While he was going from forest to forest, he came to a river in Ka°- yalasa, the kingdom of Siva. He bathed in the river; bu$ immediately after, he became a very beautiful female. It- was appointed by Parwati y wife of Siva, that any man,, who would bathe in the river, would be a female. Indra and the sun were enamoured of the woman. By Indra she got Vali, and Sugriva by the sun. Having heard that Raksharaj became a female, Brahmadev came to the river, and prayed to Parwati to restore his son to his former form. Parwati listened to his prayer and made Raksharaj a man again. The god then created a country called Kiskinda and gave it to him. Raksharaj ruled in the country for some time and, having placed his eldest son, Vali, on the throne, proceeded to heaven. Vali and Sugriva lived together and loved each other. Vali was very powerful and invincible, as he was presented by Indra with Vigayamala.* After some time both the bro- thers became mortal enemies, and Vali carried off his beautiful wife, Ramma. For fear of his brother, Sugriva made his abode on the hills called Rishimukha Parvat. They both fought together every six months.*' Rama bade Maruti tell Sugriva that he would kill Vali and re- fctore his wife to him. Maruti immediately went to Su- griva and said to him, " You are in grief for your wife, so also Rama for his wife, Sita. Rama has promised to help you in recovering your wife and you will have to help him also in recovering his wife, Sita/ Sugriva was glad at what Maruti had told him and set out with hiss army ©f monkeys to see Rama. On his arrival the prince cordially received Sugriva and told him all about Sita. •* A garland which, if put round the neck of a warrior, al- ways gives him success .in a war.