Is there any scripture mentioning Lord Rama creating fire or inventing it?

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    "Dasharatha performed two yajnas.....One was Ashwamedha and other was Putrakameshti . It is said that Dasharatha and Kaushalya has a daughter Shanta, who was Rishyashringa's wife. As the conclusion of Yagna drew near, Agni sprang out from the yagnakunda(sacrificial fire pit).."So,how can Sri Rama create fire before even he was born?
    – Rickross
    Dec 7, 2016 at 7:40
  • From Wikipedia
    – Rickross
    Dec 7, 2016 at 7:43
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    @Rickross.. "It is said that"- who said that? Shanta was the daughter of a king Romapada who gave her to Rishyashringa in marriage.
    – ram
    May 13, 2018 at 16:55
  • I am quoting from that wiki link @ram
    – Rickross
    May 14, 2018 at 5:39

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Yes, Lord Rama created fire.

From Ramcharitmanas

ताकर दूत अनल जेहिं सिरिजा। जरा न सो तेहि कारन गिरिजा॥ उलटि पलटि लंका सब जारी। कूदि परा पुनि सिंधु मझारी॥4॥

भावार्थ:-(शिवजी कहते हैं-) हे पार्वती! जिन्होंने अग्नि को बनाया, हनुमान्‌जी उन्हीं के दूत हैं। इसी कारण >वे अग्नि से नहीं जले। हनुमान्‌जी ने उलट-पलटकर (एक ओर से दूसरी ओर तक) सारी लंका जला दी। >फिर वे समुद्र में कूद पड़े॥

Lord Shiva says : O Parvati! Hanuman is the messenger of the one who created fire. Therefore he could not be burnt by fire. Hanuman jumped and spread conflagration to whole Lanka then he jumped in ocean.

It is clear that Lord Rama created fire as mentioned in Ramcharitmanas.

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    Tulasidasa is talking about Rama being Lord Narayana, the creator of the whole universe, who creates the five elements. He is not referring to Dasaratha's son as the creator of fire.
    – Surya
    Dec 7, 2016 at 7:26
  • @Surya But I think Ramcharitmanas treats Rama as Brahman . Right?
    – The Destroyer
    Dec 7, 2016 at 7:27
  • @TheDestroyer In any case, Tulasidasa in the above verse refers only to Parabrahma and not Dasarathi Rama.
    – Surya
    Dec 7, 2016 at 8:00
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    @Surya Tulsidas, being a member of the Ramanandi sect, made no distinction at all between Parabrahma and Rama, just as the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect makes no distinction between Parabrahma and Krishna. Dec 7, 2016 at 8:22
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    @KeshavSrinivasan I have no argument with the fact that Rama is Parabrahman. All I am saying that it is not Rama, the son of Dasaratha, who created fire. And if the argument is that Lord Shiva is referring to Parabrahma Rama, then the whole question is redundant, because everyone knows that it is God who created fire.
    – Surya
    Dec 7, 2016 at 8:49

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