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A character from Hindu Epic Ramayana. Who was father of Rama.

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What is full story of shravan kumar?

What was the reason for King Dasharath to kill Shravan Kumar? Which curse was given by Shravan Kumar's parents to King Dasharath when they were separated from their son?
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For what reason did Dasharatha marry three women?

What is the significance of Dasharatha's marriage with three women and why was lord Rama born into a family where three mothers were there?
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What is meaning associated with the name Dasharatha?

Dasharatha was a great Ikshvaku King(of Ayodhya) and Bhagawan Shri Ram's father. When we take the literal meaning Dasharatha or Dasharath means ten Chariots, because sandhi viccheda for Dasharatha ...
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Is the object of Putrakāmeṣṭi only a son or a child of either gender?

Is the object of Putrakāmeṣṭi only a son or a child of any gender? For example, if a couple already have a girl child, can they still perform putrakāmeṣṭi desiring a son? Any examples from our ...
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Who was Dasharatha's second wife?

Who was Dhasharatha's second wife? Sumitra or Kaikeyi? Some tell it is Kaikeyi but others say it is Sumitra. Please clarify.
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Did Brahma give Dasharatha his name?

In a Hindu mythology trivia quiz written by Devdutt Pattanaik on the app QuizUp, the following question was asked: What name did Brahma give to King Nemi for his capability of driving his chariot ...
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Was King Bhagirath an ancestor of King Dasharath?

One day,my uncle told me that King Bhagirath was an ancestor of Lord Rama's father King Dasharath. Is this true or false?
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Why was Dasaratha so emotionally attached only to Rama?

As described in Srimad Ramayana, and is known to all, Maharaja Dasaratha, the father of Sri Rama, was emotionally attached to his son - so much that he wasn't able to bear separation from his son for ...
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Did Dasharatha fight against the same demon Shambara described in the Rig Veda?

In the Ayodhya Kanda of the Ramayana, Kaikeyii's evil servant Manthara convinces Kaikeyii to exile Rama and make her son Bharata as king. Manthara reminds Kaikeyii that she had received two boons ...
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Did Dasharatha have 60,000 wives?

According to the Ramayana, Dasharatha had 3 wives, but in some books they say he had 60,000 wives. Which one is true?
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How did Dasharatha become friends with Jatayu?

In the Aranya Kanda of the Ramayana, when Rama meets the great bird Jatayu for the first time, this is how Jatayu introduces himself: But that eagle with sweet and soft words spoke to them as ...
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What scriptures describe Shanta as Dasharatha's daughter?

Most people are only familiar with Dasharatha's four sons - Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna. But there is a common story that Dasharatha also had a daughter. The story as I understand it ...