When Hanuman entered Ravana's courtroom, he saw him sitting
on a diamond studded throne. Shining bright in his royal dress, Ravana was
surrounded by beautiful angles.
Ravana asked Hanuman the purpose of his visit.
Hanuman proudly replied that he was Rama's messenger and had come to
free Sita from his clutches. He also tried to explain that whatever Ravana
was doing was unlawful. Hearing Hanuman speak this way, Ravana was very
angry. He immediately asked his men to kill the impolite monkey, but just
then, Vibhishana, Ravana's younger brother, intervened.
Vibhishana, who was tired of Ravana's misdeeds, tried to explain that
killing an envoy in this manner was not right, and a less severe
punishment should be given. Ravana was furious with his brother.