There is a sutra in the Ramcharitamanas that defines the surrender process of Sage Vishwamitra. After Tadka Vadh, when Sage Vishwamitra recognized Sri rama as Bhagavan, Tulsidasji writes- तब रिषि निज नाथहि जियँ चीन्ही |
The third skilled personality of that time was Parshurama. His case was the most complicated. The world’s best warrior Parshurama barged into Janaka’s palace where he was received by Vishwamitraji.
In sage Vishwamitra’s case, through the episode of Tadaka Vadh Vishwamitra surrendered unto Shri Rama. But in King Janaka’s case, his mode of surrender differs from that of Sage Vishwamitra. The Breaking of Shiva Dhanush was King Janaka’s stake.
If we see the life-sketch of Rama as a mere historical saga, then Rama will remain an outsider for us. But Tulsidaji along with the vision wants us to use a mirror as well. Because it is the mirror alone that can introduce us to our original self.