Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita stayed in a forest in Pachavati, in this forest they can't be touched by the demons. They made a friend named Jatayu, who wanted Sita when Rama and Lakshmana were hunted.
Ravana's sister, Shurpanakha lives behind the forest, so she fall in love with Rama and decided that she want him as a husband.
Shurpanakha try to use her powers to turn into a beautiful women. She tells Rama that he should leave Sita so he can be with her. But Rama wasn't interested, so she went back to her normal form. She was really upset and mad that she took her anger out on Sita. Laskhmana cut her ears and nose off.
why a beautiful man like you is living in the forest?