Hanuman is brought to Ravan's court in bondage, He tells Ravan that he is a messenger of Shri Ram and advises Ravan to seek refuge at Shri Ram's feet. Ravan, enraged by his words, orders that he should be killed forthwith. But since Bibhishan and others point out that it is unethical to kill a messenger, Ravan issues orders to set fire to Hanuman's tail. The guards wrap cloth on Hanuman's tail and set it on fire. Hanuman shrinks, breaks out of bondage and sets fire to Lanka.