Boosting the confidence of Sita and sending chills down Ravana’s spine, the son of Vayu destroys the Asoka park, strikes down many rakshasas and slays Aksha, the son of Ravana. At last Indrajit, another heroic son of Ravana, binds Hanuman using the supernatural weapon, Brahmastra. The foolish servants of Ravana then bind the messenger of Rama with ropes, not knowing that by doing so the astra withdraws its power.
Hanuman is then produced before the mighty Ravana. Hanuman introduces himself as a devoted servant of Rama and minister of Sugriva. He advises the the king of Lanka to return Sita and seek sanctuary at Rama’s lotus-feet. The furious Ravana orders that Hanuman should be killed without any delay. Vibhishana, the noble brother of Ravana, intervenes and counsels Ravana against killing a messenger. Ravana changes his mind. He orders that Hanuman’s tail be set on fire. When Sita comes to know about this, she prays to the god of fire to be cool to Hanuman. Hanuman is surprised to find that fire does not hurt him.