If Rama was an avatar of Lord Vishnu, why did he need Lakshmana around him all the time?


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Vishnu is often depicted as resting on Shesha. Shesha is also considered a servant as well as a manifestation of Vishnu. He is said to have descended to Earth in two human forms or avatars:

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Lakshmana, brother of Rama;

Balarama, brother of Krishna.

Sesha is always with Lord Vishnu so When Vishnu took avtar in the form of Lord Rama Sesha took avtar in the form of Lakshman to protect and serve Lord Rama.

Reference Link https://www.templepurohit.com/lakshman-balrama-avatars-of-sheshnag/

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    I think Sesha and other Devas helped Lord Vishnu during only certain Avatars. But during Varaha, Matsya Sesha didn't incarnate.
    – The Destroyer
    Sep 16, 2016 at 8:14
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    See this answer to know what sources are best.
    – The Destroyer
    Sep 16, 2016 at 8:21
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    @rsp: All content is taken from quora answer & Quora is not authentic source to cite. See references on meta.
    – Trichakra
    Sep 16, 2016 at 8:58
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    @Trichakra Some of your answers also cite quora.com and others lack references completely, I suggest you too fix some of your answers. Citing directly from scriptures would help. Thanks. Sep 16, 2016 at 15:41

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