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Ramayana and Gayathri Mantra [duplicate]

What is the significance between Ramayana and Gayathri Mantra? The essence of the epic is having a pivotal role with the gayatri mantra.
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Can anyone tell Kands in Valmiki Ramayan in descending order in size? [duplicate]

Please tell in order of biggest to smallest in terms of size in terms of shlokas
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Why did Sri Rama banish Lady Sita when he was a witness of her fire-test himself?

Sri Rama was a great and just king of Ayodhya. There were some rumors reported by his subjects against the purity of Lady Sita. So, as per the Raja Dharma, Rama had to banish Sita. But was it against ...
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Was Rama a god?

Rama was born as the eldest son of Kausalya and Dasharatha and become the ruler of Ayodhya Kingdom. Can Rama be considered as Lord.
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Why did Lord Rama ask mother Sita for Agni Pariksha?

What is the reason for Lord Rama to ask Mother Sita to give Agni Pariksha? What do the scriptures say about this?
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Is the Uttara Kanda of the Srimad Valmiki Ramayana interpolated?

The Valmiki Ramayana consists of 7 Kandas. The last chapter called the Uttara Kanda is considered an interpolation, added in later time? Does the the Uttara Kanda mentions about sakas or Greeks? Is it ...
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Valmiki Ramayana translation, word by word

Does anyone know of a good, complete translation of the Valmiki Ramayana, with each word explained? I have found two such translations online, but both are incomplete. stops with ...
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Between Daśaratha-Jātaka and Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa which is older?

One of the fundamental differences between the Buddhist Daśaratha-Jātaka and the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa is that Sītā is portrayed as Rāma's half-sister in the Jātaka: Once upon a time, at Benares, a ...
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Is Shri Rama biological son of Dashratha?

In VR balakand-26-11 "Then Dasharatha on entering palace chambers spoke this to queen Kausalya, "Receive this dessert to beget your son."". In my opinion which hints about ...
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Did Dasaratha think of performing Putrakamesthi apart from Aswamedha Yagna that itself could give sons?

Any person, who reads Srimad Ramayana casually, and who views films and TV serials produced and developed by persons with half-baked knowledge, will say Yes the putra-kaam-eshthi yagna was performed ...
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Contradictions between Ramayana and Aitareya Brahmana while describing about Shunahshepa

Two variants are there in describing about Shunahshepa as far as I know. One is narrated in Aitareya Brahmana, Chapter VII and another is narrated in Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Khanda Chapter 62. Both are ...
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Why is Uttara kanda of valmiki ramayana not repeated in retelling of ramayana in Mahabharata?

Does this prove that Uttara kanda may have been a later interpolation, as phala shruti comes before Uttara kanda. Ramayana retelling vanaparva-272-289
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Did Krishna or Rama ever worship Narayana/Vishnu?

It seems that incarnations of Lord vishnu always worship Lord shiva. Is it because it is embarrassing to worship themselves?Or because shiva being their kula Daivam? Or Is it because shiva is the same ...
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Exactly when did Vishvamitra become Brahmarshi?

In Bala Kanda of Valmiki Ramayan, Vishvamitra's war with Vashishta is mentioned. After his defeat, he leaves for penance and becomes Rajarshi. Indra sent menaka to disturb his penance. Menaka later ...
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Confirmation on the number of verses in different editions of the Valmiki Ramayana

There is a slight confusion In the number of verses attributed to different edition of the Valmiki Ramayana in the critical edition published by BORI. As regards the critical edition, the critical ...
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