This website mention that Lord Rama's ancestor Mahārāja Raghu used Narayanastra on Ravana.

Was there an encounter between them? Where is the story can be found?

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According to Valmiki Ramayana, battle did not take place between Raghu of Ikshvaku dynasty and Ravana.

However, battle did take place between Anaranya of Ikshvaku dynasty and Ravana. This was mentioned by Ravana himself after the 1st encounter with Sri Rama in which he was defeated and was spared by Sri Rama.

विदितम् मानुषम् मन्ये रामं दशरथात्मजम् | इक्ष्वाकुकुलजातेन अनर्ण्येन यत् पुरा || ६-६०-८ उत्पत्स्यति हि मद्वंशे पुरुषो राक्षसाधम | यस्त्वाम् सपुत्रम् सामात्यम् सबलम् साश्वसारथिम् || ६-६०-९ निहनिष्यति सम्ग्रामे त्वाम् कुलाधम दुर्मते |

"Rama the son of Dasaratha is the man I think of whom Anaranya born of Ikshvaku dynasty formerly spoke, saying: 'O, the worst of demons, the worst of your race and the wretched one! In my race will be born a man who will slay you in battle with your sons, ministers, army, horses and charioteer."

  • Thanks but answer to this Q is not restricted till Valmiki Ramayana. I want to know if this is discussed in any scripture. BDW, othr than Anaranya, Ravan had battle with Mandhata (Valmiki Ramayana-Uttar kanada) and with Dasratha (Anand Ramayana) as well.
    – YDS
    Commented Jun 2, 2019 at 6:41
  • @YDS: According to my analysis, Uttara Kanda is an interpolation. So my answers will be based on the Ramayana upto Yuddha Kanda only.:-) Commented Jun 2, 2019 at 7:47

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