Except for some realised souls, many do not comprehend the Lord’s greatness or experience His divine play that is
possible because of His Maya during His incarnations. But
two women, Tara and Mandodari, are able to intuitively
perceive the Supreme Lord behind the human form of as
Rama, said Srimati Prema Pandurang in a discourse.
Tara senses Rama’s greatness and warns Vali who is
getting ready to answer Sugriva’s call for a combat. She
guesses that Sugriva would not dare to challenge Vali
without some strong support and backing. Sugriva must be
confident of the prowess of his ally. She tells Vali that she
heard from Angadha that two princes from Ayodhya, Rama
and Lakshmana, who had come to Kishkinta, had befriended
Sugriva. Rama had come to live in the forest to uphold His
father’s word. In her opinion, Rama is not just a valiant
warrior and prince who can vanquish enemies. She sees
Rama as the as the same Lord who incarnates to protect the
good and destroy the evil. He is none other than the Supreme Being who is the refuge of those who are in difficult straits and have no other support. He upholds the highest dharma, is a repository of good qualities and possesses undying fame.
Tara reiterates to Vali that it would not be beneficial for him to bear enmity towards Rama. Later when Vali is slain and she confronts Rama, her words echo the insightful
revelations characteristic of the seers in the Upanishads.
She extols His enigmatic nature which makes Him
unapproachable to human thought and word and adds that
His Supremacy and Saulabhya are revealed in His human
form. Likewise, Mandodari, lamenting the death of Ravana,
proclaims that Rama is no other than Vishnu in human form,
the Lord who is birthless and deathless.