Ceremony to lift the great Molee bow

Ceremony to lift the great Molee bow

Phra Narai appeared on earth as Phra Ram, son of Thao Tosarot and Naang Kaosuriya, the ruler of the city of Ayodhya. Phra Ram had three younger brothers, namely, Phra Lak and Phra Satarut who were twins, born of Naang Samut Thevee; and Phra Phrot, born of Naang Kaiyakesee.

Phra Ram and Phra Lak studied various arts and skills with the hermit Wasit and Swamitra.  One day, they heard about the contest among the rulers of neighboring kingdoms, great and small, in Mithila city to lift the great Molee bow.  Whoever could lift the bow would receive Naang Sida in marriage.

The hermits therefore persuaded Phra Ram and Phra Lak to go with them to Mithila.  Upon arrival they walked around admiring the city, until they came upon Naang Sida’s palace.  Naang Sida at that very moment stood at one of the windows, looking down she saw Phra Ram.  Their eyes met and both were stunned.  It was love at first sight.

All the rulers tried with all their might to lift the great bow, but none could do so.  Phra Ram then asked Phra Lak to try.  Phra Lak feigned that he was unable to lift the bow and Phra Ram realized this.  Upon Phra Rams turn, he lifted it easily using only his right hand.


Phro Ram easily lifts the great Molee bow in the pavilion among the congregation of kings and princes.

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