EPISODE-16- (TRIJTA & QUEEN VICTORIA)

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EPISODE-16

(TRIJATA OF LANKA IN RAMAYANA & LADY QUEEN VICTORIA OF ENGLAND

Trijata

Trijata was a demoness said to be daughter of Vibhishana- brother of Ravana. Trijata was a devoted to Lord Rama and helped and consoled Sita and helped her not to commit suicide. Baba revealed that when Sita was in prison of Ravana Trijata, a maid servant served Sita very lovingly and devotedly. When Ravana was killed in a battle by Lord Ram and Sita was then released from prison and while departing  she gave blessings to Trijata that in future in one of her incarnation she would become such a great empress that sun would not set in her Kingdom. I guess it was queen Victoria of England, hence the life sketch of both characters are described in brief as under: (Refer page-144 of Book “Mystery of life after death” by Anna Khandale)

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Trijata was a rakshasi (demoness) who was assigned the duty of guarding the kidnapped princess Sita, the heroine of the epic. Sita, the consort of Rama (the prince of Ayodhya and an Avatar of the God Vishnu), was abducted by Ravana of Lanka, a demon king.

Trijata was in-charge of Sita's custody in Lanka. When Sita was tormented by 300 rakshasi guards, only Trijata came to her rescue and offered her solace, keeping her company and playing games with her. Trijata appeared as a wise old rakshasi, who dreams of Ravana's destruction and Rama's victory.

Barring a few exceptions where Trijata is cast as Ravana's agent, she is generally portrayed as a friend and loyal companion of Sita in her adversity. On numerous occasions, she offered solace to Sita and brought news from the outside world; she also dissuades Sita from committing suicide

The kidnapped princess Sita is imprisoned in the Ashoka Vatika of Lanka. The demon-king of Lanka, Ravana had ordered the racshasis who guard Sita to convince her to marry him by any means possible, since Sita adamantly refuses and is still faithful to her husband Rama. After Ravana leaves, the rakshasis start to harass Sita to compel her to change her will. The aged Trijata intervenes and narrates a prophetic dream that predicts Ravana's doom and Rama's victory.

Trijata and Sita engage in a "friendly conversation" before Ravana came to meet her. After Ravana's departure, Sita tells Trijata of her intent to commit suicide and urges Trijata to help her create a wood pyre. Trijata, however, refuses, saying there is not enough firewood.

Hanuman meets Sita in the Ashoka Vatika, where she is surrounded by rakshasis like Trijata; Sita informs Hanuman that Trijata brought her a message from Ayodhya about the well-being of Rama, and that he and Lakshaman will soon come to rescue her from Lanka.

Sita tells Ravana that she will not even consider Ravana's marriage proposal while her husband is alive, and will believe he's dead only if she sees His head in Ravana's hands. To trick Sita, Ravana visits her with two heads and proclaims that they belong to Rama and Lakshmana, but Trijata stops him and asks him to return the next day.

When Sita sees the illusory severed heads of Rama and Lakshmana, she prepares a pyre. Trijata is ready to die with Sita, but first wants to inform her father Vibhishana. She returns with the news of Rama's well-being. Later on, after seeing Rama and Lakshmana bound by Indrajit's Nagapasha, Sita instructs Trijata to again create a pyre, but Trijata holds off until she can confirm the truth from her father, and returns with the news that Rama is alive.  Carrying Sita's dagger, she meets Rama and in return receives a girdle woven by Sita from Rama. She is carried back to Lanka by Hanuman. When Ravana arrives the next day, Trijata rebukes him for his deception and informs him that she had met Rama herself the previous day. An enraged Ravana tries to kill Trijata, who runs and seeks refuge in Sita, who takes all the blame. Trijata is relieved of her duties and Sita is transferred to an iron castle, guarded by an army commanded by one of Ravana's ministers.

Trijata the saviour of Sita, when she stops Ravana from killing Sita in the Ashoka Vatika; this role was originally assigned to Mandodari. Trijata again saves Sita's life when a vengeful Ravana rushes to slay his captive after his son Indrajit is killed in the war.

After Rama's victory and Ravana's death, Trijata is richly rewarded by Sita and Rama. Trijata accompanies Sita to her kingdom Ayodhya in the Pushpaka Vimana. Trijata was honoured with rich gifts by Sita at Ayodhya as her loyal companion and solace, and the one who saved her life twice. She is worshipped as a local goddess in Varanasi and Ujjain;

Biography of Queen Victoria is briefly described as under, who was Trijata in her previous incarnation as revealed by Meher Baba.

Victoria 

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she had the additional title of Empress of India.

She was born on May 24, 1819 at  Kensington Palace, London, United Kingdom and died on January 22, 1901 at Osborne House, East Cowes, United Kingdom

Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III. Both the Duke of Kent and King George III died in 1820, and Victoria was raised under close supervision by her German-born mother Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

On 20 June 1837, William IV died at the age of 71, and Victoria became Queen of the United Kingdom.

She inherited the throne aged of 18 after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no surviving legitimate children. The United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy, in which the sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments publicly. She became a national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality.

Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. She had nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the sobriquet "The grandmother of Europe". After Albert's death in 1861, Victoria plunged into deep mourning and avoided public appearances. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration.

Victoria and Albert were married on 10 February 1840, in the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace, London.

In 1845, Ireland was hit by a potato blight. In the next four years over a million Irish people died and another million emigrated in what became known as the Great Famine. In Ireland, Victoria was labeled "The Famine Queen" She personally donated £2,000 to famine relief, more than any other individual donor,

Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover

Albert and Victoria had nine children. They were Alice, Arthur, Albert, Edward, Louise, Victoria and Helena. In 1853, Victoria gave birth to her eighth child, Leopold. Again in 1857, she gave birth to her ninth and final child, Beatrice. In March 1861, Victoria's mother died, with Victoria at her side.

By the beginning of December, her husband, Albert was very unwell. He was diagnosed with typhoid fever and died on 14 December 1861.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee procession on 22 June 1897 followed a route six miles long through London and included troops from all over the empire. Victoria died on January 22, 1901.

According to one of her biographers, Giles St Aubyn, Victoria wrote an average of 2,500 words a day during her adult life. From July 1832 until just before her death, she kept a detailed journal, which eventually encompassed 122 volumes.

Victoria was physically unprepossessing. She was stout, dowdy and no more than five feet tall—but she succeeded in projecting a grand image.

Through Victoria's reign, the gradual establishment of a modern constitutional monarchy in Britain continued. Reforms of the voting system increased the power of the House of Commons at the expense of the House and the monarch.

The Victoria Memorial is in Kolkata, India and  Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace was erected as part of the remodeling of the façade of the Palace a decade after her death.

Victoria's links with Europe's royal families earned her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe". Victoria and Albert had 42 grandchildren, of whom 34 survived to adulthood.

Interpretation- Death of physical body in essential phenomena. All subtle and mental sanskaras are carried in the  next  human form to begin with the same level of consciousness to spend and gain more and more sanskaras for reforming step by step making use of our intelligence which gets fully developed in human form. Baba also explained Muslim belief of no incarnation after death and rise on day of Kayamat as one Real birth and one Real death.  One is born once and really dies for once. Real birth is the birth of “drop” in the Ocean of Reality born of individuality and cognizance of limitation into the Unlimited. Real death is the consciousness getting free from all limitations. This freedom is really the death of all limitations. It is liberation. In between the real birth and death, there is no such reality as the so called births and deaths.