Sugriwa Subali – The monkeys warriors


RAMA and LAKSMANA in their pursuit to liberate SHINTA had met the monkeys warriors, they were SUGRIWA, SUBALI, and ANOMAN, the divine white monkey. SUBALI, SUGRIWA and their sister ANJANI, they were human beings, turn into monkey after bathing in the lake – TELAGA SETA NIRMALA (Lake of White Water). They were the children of RESI (Begawan) GOPATA with his Goddess wife BETARI INDRADI. In the lonely hermit’s abode, the beauty of Goddess INDRADI was incomparable.

God of Sun, could not resist the temptation to adore her. As a sign of his adoration, he gave her a toy – CUPU MANIK ASTAGINA.
This secret was discovered by his husband RESI GOPATA, becoming very upset, his supernatural power make her to be stone statue. Then he threw away the toy into a lake. SUBALI, SUGRIWA and ANJANI were very found of the toy, and would like to keep it. The two brother jumped right away into the lake, ANJANI as a lady only washed her hand and face with the lake’s water. When they came out of the water, they did not recognized each other. The two brothers turned out to be monkeys, while ANJANI’S face and hands were grown with thick hairs.

They were very sad, regretting what had happened. In order to become normal human beings again, they had to isolate themselves in the jungle. SUBALI had to live like a cave bat, SUGRIWO had to live like a deer, crawling, and ANJANI had to live like a frog, nude in water. ANJANI naked with her most attractive sexy body, was eyed by the God Guru. As the result thereof – ANOMAN was born.

ANOMAN, the son of the Supreme God, become a heroic fighter and also a very wise advisor to RAMA. He had extra ordinary magical power comparable only to some gods. RAMA knew the kingdom of monkeys through ANOMAN. He got the full support of the monkeys to attack ALENGKA and RAHWANA, after killing SUBALI, the competitor of SUGRIWA. SUBALI was bad and greedy to rule the jungle kingdom. He was so sure of himself because he had also AJI PANCASONA. In fact, he had given to RAHWANA, the mantra (magic spell) of PANCASONA. There was no other way for RAMA than eliminate SUBALI with his super magical bow and arrow, named GUWAWIJAYA.

The monkey army was building dams and bridges across the sea to ALENGKA. Meanwhile in ALENGKA, only SARPAKENAKA agreed with SHINTA’S abduction, she further wanted another abduction, that was the handsome LAKSMANA to be her husband.
KUMBAKARNA, disagreed, he is a kind-hearted giant. He knew what’s right and wrong. WIBISANA, the youngest human beings brother (he is not a giant) disapproved completely with RAHWANA’S misbehavior. He warned seriously his eldest brother that what he has done should be paid dearly by the country and the people.

The war would break due to kidnapping of other’s man wife, it was a sin, and that man was RAMA, the incarnation of God Vishnu with his arrow GUWAWIJAYA that had killed RAHWANA’S Guru- SUBALI. GUWAWIJAYA was destined by God to eliminate all evil doing in the world, RAHWANA could not accept WIBISANA’S advice, and he counter accused him of being a coward and chased him away from ALENGKA.

WIBISANA joined the forces of RAMA, with the goal not to betray his country but for the sake of absolute truth.
Before the frontal attack, ANOMAN was sent as RAMA’S ambassador, proposing a peaceful settlement by freeing SHINTA. It was blatantly refused by RAHWANA and ANOMAN burned the capital of ALENGKA. All of RAHWANA subordinates were either killed or defeated.

Prince INDRAJIT or MEGANADA, the powerful son of RAHWANA was also killed (mega means cloud, he was created from cloud by supernatural power of his uncle WIBISANA). KUMBAKARNA, initially he refused to fight, but joined the battlefield not to defense RAHWANA, but to defense his country, under the Principle of “Right or wrong my country”. He accepted with all his heart to die for his country.

At last, RAHWANA, the ten faces giant, a cruel and criminal king, who did not want to surrender until the last moment, tragically died in the hands of RAMA WIJAYA, the incarnation of VISHNU – the bearer of life and truth.