After killing Ravana and rescuing Sita, Rama, Laxmana made preparations for their return to Ayodhya. They sat in a flying chariot and bid farewell to the army of monkeys. However, the monkeys insisted on accompanying Rama so he decided to take them along. Meanwhile, Rama sent Hanuman to Ayodhya to let everyone know that they were all returning.
The entire city of Ayodhya was brightly lit and people thronged the roads with garlands in their hands to welcome Rama. As soon as the flying chariot touched the ground, Bharata rushed forward to touch Rama and Sita's feet. Rama, Laxmana, and Sita met their mothers, Kaushalya, Sumitra, and Kaikeyi, who was very ashamed of her deeds.
Sage Vashishta ordered arrangements for Rama's coronation to be made, Finally, Rama sat on the throne and sage Vashistha crowned him the king of Ayodhya and the other sages also blessed him. The people of Ayodhya rejoiced.