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Questions tagged [lakshmana]

Lakshmana (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मण) is a character in Ramayana who was the brother and close companion of Rama and also considered to be an avatara of Vishnu's serpent Adishesha.

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Do any versions of Ramayana talk about Mata Sita swallowing Lakshmana up?

I heard from a random source that while coming back from Ayodhya, Mata Sita went to the Sarayu river with Lakshmana so that he can worship that river. Mata Sita asked Lakshamana to bring water from ...
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Why is Lakshmana not considered an incarnation of Vishnu?

According to the Mahabharata, Balarama is mentioned to be an incarnation of Adi-Shesha-Naga: And Baladeva of exceeding strength was a portion of the Naga, Shesha. (Mahabharata 1.61.91) On the ...
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Were Rama and Lakshmana the only humans who fought in the Ramayana war?

We have these beings called Rakshasas on Ravana's side and monkeys and bears on Rama's side. I don't recall reading about any humans beside Rama and Lakshmana fighting on either side. For that ...
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Who prescribed sanjivani when Lakshmana became unconscious?

This is a question about Ramayana. In the battle between Rama and Ravana, Lakshmana was struck with an arrow shot by Meghnad, the son of Ravana. Lakshmana became unconscious. Which healer was then ...
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Clarification on Ramcharitmanas 6.61, 1.195, 1.190

I am looking for commentaries or correct translations for Ramcharitmanas 6.61, 1.195, 1.190 as I got series of questions as below: Ramcharitmanas 6.61 (Lankakaanda - Doha/Sortha 61): सुत बित नारि ...
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Did Urmila Really Sleep for Fourteen Years?

It is a well known fact that Urmila did not accompany her husband Lakshmana to the forest for fourteen years, but remained behind in Ayodhya. I have come across a story, that Lakshmana accompanying ...
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Is Laxman an avatar of Sheshnag?

I heard that Laxman is an avatar of Sheshnag? Is this true?
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How could Lakṣmaṇa's mantra to kill Indrajit really work?

Some folks consider the following śloka uttered by Lakṣmaṇa to be the mūla-mantra of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa. धर्मात्मा सत्यसन्धश्च रामो दाशरथिर्यदि || ९०-६-७१ पौरुषे चाप्रतिद्वन्द्वस्तदेनं जहि रावणिम् ...
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Was Hanuman ever shot in the leg by an arrow?

Was Hanuman ever shot in the leg by an arrow while he was flying with the mountain containing the Sanjivani herb, for Lakshmana? I've heard that he was, which was a reminder for him to be humble and ...
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Ramayana - ravana and lakshman [duplicate]

In the end of the holy war when Ravana was just going to die, Lord Rama asked his brother Lakshman to go and gain knowledge from Ravana? Why did he do so and what exactly was the knowledge lord rama ...
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Why did Rama tell Lakshmana that “your father” is dead and not “our father”?

Bharata told to Rama and Lakshmana that King Dasaratha died. Immediately, Rama tells Lakshmana that your father is dead. But Rama is also a son of Dasaratha. What is the reason behind Rama telling ...
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Where is it mentioned in Ramayana that Shurpanakha lost her nose?

According to Ramayana, Lakshmana cut off the nose of Shurpanakha. But how and where did Shurpanakha lose her nose?
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Why did Lord Rama need Lakshmana around all the time?

If Rama was an avatar of Lord Vishnu, why did he need Lakshmana around him all the time?
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In Jain Ramayana, who killed the Ravana? Rama or Lakshmana? [duplicate]

Someone told me that, in the Jain Ramayana, it is Lakshmana killed Ravana and not Rama? Is it true?
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If Lakshmana Rekha is not in Valmiki's Ramayana, then where is it mentioned?

This question discusses the different versions of Ramayana available. Although, it does not discuss how the story of Lakshmana Rekha is different in these various texts. I just read a comment on a ...
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Under what circumstances did Urmila die?

In Ramayana, where it is mentioned under what circumstances did Urmila - Wife of Lakshmana die ? Because I googled and couldn't find a valid answer to it. We know that she also opposed her own husband ...
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Teachings of Ravana [duplicate]

I've heard that at the time of Ravana's death, Lord Rama sent his younger brother Lakshmana to take guidance from him on life. I have read several versions of it; one of them is this. But not sure ...
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Where does Adisesha live? In Patala loka or in Vaikuntha or underneath the earth holding it?

In Ramayana, Lakshmana went to the Sarayu river, ended life by engaging in meditation and stopping his breathing. It is said his soul went to Patala Loka. Similar to this, white snake like creature ...
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Ages of Ramayana's characters

I have not found any specific reference in the Ramayana about: What was the age of Dasharatha when Lord Rama was born? What was the age difference amongst the four brothers (Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata ...
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Is 'Sanjeevani Booti' known to be present in current times as well?

We have read about the use of Sanjeevani Booti in Ramayana, which was used to cure Lakshmana and the Vanara army when they were unconscious and on death bed. I want to know what particular type of ...
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What did Ravana say to Lakshmana?

When Ravana was dying in the battlefield after getting hit by Lord Rama, Lord Rama sent Lakshmana to Ravana. Ravana and Lakshmana had some conversation. What was it all about?
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Different Ramayanas

I have heard different tales of Ramayana while travelling to different parts of India. The basic story remains the same but slight differences do exist. What really concerns me is the way Ravan ...
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Why did Laxman get injured by Indrajit's 'shakti' weapon?

In Ramayana Indrajit was able to hit Laxman by his special weapon named shakti. Due to this Laxman went very near to death. Now Lord Hanuman went to Himalaya & brought Sanjivani. This way Laxman ...
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Rama's family values as interpreted by devotees

Rama is considered the perfect husband. He is also well known for the strong brotherly bond with lakshmana. However, by the end of Ramayana, Rama is shown to abandon both sita and lakshmana for ...
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Why did Lord Rama and Lakshmana separate?

I know at the end of Ramayana, Lord Rama and Lakshmana separated. But what is the reason for that?