RAVANA-THE GREAT DEVOTEE OF RAMA

MANDODARI told her royal husband Ravana, "If you are so intent upon having Sita as your queen, why don't you impose on her by assuming the form of her husband Rama with the help of your magical powers?" ''Fie on you!" exclaimed Ravana "Can 1 stoop to the pleasures of the senses while I am in the holy form of Rama—a form the very thought of which fills my heart with such unspeakable joy and blessedness that even the highest heaven appears to me worthless?" (83)