Kumbakarna, who actually does not agree with Rahwana, s conduct,
still feels very sad seeing his sister and Cousin die. He still
wishes to show his loyalty to his country. Rushing forward to the
battle- field, lie is attacked by an army of apes, all of whom are
beaten even Laksmana is beaten. Only when Rama appears armed with
bow and arrows that Kumbakarna dies as a hero.
In the meantime, in the palace of Alengka, Rahwana is still trying
to tempt Sinta to become his wife. To make her accept his proposal,
lie tells her that Rama and Laksmana have died on the battle-field.
Rahwana calls two giants to bring two imitation heads
of Rama and Laksmana. Seeing the two heads is a great shock to Sinta
and she faints. Trijata, who knows Rahwana's device, is very angry
and accuses Rahwana of being bad, cowardly and shamelessking. He
then goes away and decides to face Rama himself.
When all the commanders of Alengka have been killed Ral-twa-na goes
forward to the battle-field to face Rama himself. Both produce their
magic weapons, but at last Rahwana dies by Rama'sarrow called Guwawijaya.
The giants who are still alive surrender.
Wibisana is then crowned by Rama to succeed his brother. as king
Rahwana's death Sinta appears, accompanied by Trijata. Rama doubts
Sinta's chastity. Seeing Rama's suspicion, Sinta bursts into tears.
Trijata does her utmost to convince Rama that Sinta's chastity has
never been stained by Rahwana. But Rama says that the accusation
comes not only from him but 'also from the people.
Sinta will have to pass an ordeal by fire. If she is burnt, it will
mean that she is no longer pure, if she is not, it will prove that
she is still pure. Sinta submits to the ordeal by fire, and Hyang
Brama, the God of Fire protects her. Sinta is not burnt; on the