In 1766, when Tipu Sultan was just 15 years old, he got the chance to apply his military training in battle for the first time, when he accompanied his father on an invasion of Malabar. The youngster took charge of a force of two to three thousand, and cleverly managed to capture the Malabar chief’s family, which had taken refuge in a fort under heavy guard. Fearful for his family, the chief surrendered, and other local leaders soon followed his example.
Even Lord Rama was unable to destroy Meghanada’s illusion and expressed his inability to defeat him. Meghanada is the only warrior who defeated Lord Rama & Lakshmana. He rendered both Lord Rama and Lakshmana immobile with his sharp arrows and tied them using Nagapasha (a rope made of poisonous snakes). Later Garuda came and freed Lord Rama and Lakshmana from Nagapasha.