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Rama and Krishna belongs to tretha and dwapara yuga respectively.

Mahabharata has statements about Rama, told by Hanuman, rishi's etc., So it can be inferred that Lord Rama was well known at the times of Krishna.

But is there any statement from any scripture by Krishna about Rama?

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Yes, Shree Krishna talked about Shree Rama in Srimad Bhagavad Gita 10.31. While giving a discourse to Arjuna. Krishna reveals his divine being in greater detail, as the ultimate cause of all material and spiritual existence, one who transcends all opposites and who is beyond any duality. Krishna says he is the atman in all beings.

पवनः पवतामस्मि रामः शस्त्रभृतामहम्।
झषाणां मकरश्चास्मि स्रोतसामस्मि जाह्नवी।। 10.31 ।।

pavanaḥ pavatām asmi rāmaḥ śastra-bhṛtām aham
jhaṣāṇāṁ makaraś cāsmi srotasām asmi jāhnavī

Of purifiers, I am the wind, of the wielders of weapons I am Rāma, of fishes I am the shark, and of flowing rivers I am the Ganges.


English Translation Of Sri Shankaracharya's Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Gambirananda

10.31 Pavatam, of the purifiers; I am pavanah, air. Sastra-bhrtam, among weilders of weapons, I am Rama, son of Dasaratha. Jhasanam, among fishes etc; I am the particular species of fish called makarah shark. I am jahnavi, Ganga; srotasam, among rivers, among streams of water.

Here in this verse, Shree Krishna is talking about Shree Rama. He is indirectly telling Arjuna that among the wielders of weapons Rama is the best and "I am Rama, son of Dasaratha." i.e. we both are same.

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    There’s actually a difference among commentators over whether that verse is referring to Rama or Parashurama. – Keshav Srinivasan Oct 27 '19 at 11:26
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    @KeshavSrinivasan - Yes. That is why I have also posted Shankaracharya's commentary as explanation that here Rama means Shree Rama the son of Dasaratha and not Balarama or Parashurama. - hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/14667/5620 – SwiftPushkar Oct 27 '19 at 11:29

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