Dear ILites, I attended a Divine Discourse on Kambar Ramayanam recently. There I came across life of Agaligai after she was given rebirth by Lord Rama. As you all aware, when the Sage Viswamithra took Rama and Lakshmana to the forest to safeguard his yagna, the series of happenings like Thadagai's killing, Agaligai Saapam etc. When a dust particle from Lord Rama's feet hit the stone which was on the road side, the stone became a woman known to be Agaligai. Sage Viswamithra explained Lord Rama that she is the wife of Sage Gauthama and she has been turned into a stone by his curse, where she was unknowingly cheated by Indran. The speaker mentioned that Agaligai is a woman who is cursed twice before she could understand her guilts. So, we all know that she was given a new birth by Lord Rama relieving her from the curse of her husband. What happened to that Agaligai later on in Ramayana? When Rama was ruling Ayodhya - after His killing Ravana, after Seetha entered the fire, after returning to Ayodhya, after His incarnation as the king of Ayodhya - Rama and Seetha left out to meet the Sage Gauthama and Agaligai in the forest. As usual the ladies where chatting inside the hut, while Rama asked Gauthama to come for a walk outside. Now the ladies inside, Agaligai and Seetha were conversing. Agaligai treats Rama as her Father since He gave her a new birth. So with all curiosity she asked Seetha to explain what all happend in the forest during their 14 years of forest life, then about Ravana and his ten heads, about how Rama killed Ravana with a zeal and with an extreme respect to Rama in her mind. Atlast she came to the point of Seetha entering the fire. She asked Seetha that why did she enter the fire. Seetha as a Pathivratha without any hesitation said that she entered the fire on Rama's saying. Taken aback, in a moment Agaligai forgot all what Rama did to her, she with a furious voice asked Seetha "Did he say that?". When she uttered these words she lost all the respects that she had for Rama. By the time Lord Rama and Sage Gauthama returned to the hut. Rama called Seetha to come out. Seetha followed Him obediently. After they left from the Sage Gautham's eyesight, Sage Gauthama turned towards Agaligai - there again she became a stone. That was the poor story of Agaligai. She has been cursed before she could realize her mistake. Ramayana has great meanings which is a guide even for today's world. It has got Science, Mathematics and what all we need for our entire life is abundant in Ramayana. I would like to come out with more intricacies if you all wish to read and share.