O my husband’s brother, O Lakshmana
Story Play (Attakkatha):
The golden deer fell with a roar hit by Rama’s arrow. Sita heard that sound and thought Rama was injured by the demon. She spoke to Lakshmana.
O my husband’s brother, O Lakshmana,
hear my husband’s cries in the forest
it’s the demons with their magic
please go and find out without delay
Alas! Alas! what can a woman do!
Oh what can I do!