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Rama, the protagonist of Ramayana. Considered an avatar of Lord Vishnu by some while others like the Ramanandis consider him the source of all avatars.

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Did Ram perform any Vaishya or Shudra karma?

Ram was primarily Kshatriya. However, he also performed brahmin karma by living in forests like Sanyasi; By doing tap at sea shore to appease Saagar, king of seas; By doing yajna etc. I was wondering ...
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Where did lord Rama live after he got exiled, according to Valmiki Ramayana?

Where did lord Rama and Sita live after they got exiled from Ayodhya, according to Valmiki Ramayana?
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Was Rama of Valmiki's Ramayana monogamous really? [duplicate]

According to Dr. Ambedkar's account(The Riddle of Rama), Rama used to spend his afternoons in the 'Zenana' where he enjoyed the company of seductive beauties like 'Apsaras, Uraga and Kinnari ...
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Did Rama follow brahmacharya during aranyavasa?

I recently heard that Rama followed brahmacharya during his aranya-vasa, which is very likely to be true. Which scripture says it?
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Did Rama stop the aerial car at Nandigrama itself to meet Bharata?

I have a confusion on whether Rama stopped the Pushpaka Vimana at Nandigrama itself to meet Bharata. If yes, then how Rama and Sita reached Ayodhya from Nandigrama?
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How to reconcile Rama's Vishwaroopa, Upanishads and Krishna saying he is Rama only among warriors?

Lord Rama is often known as the supreme being according to Vaishnavism. This is evidenced by many scriptural refereces: Brahma in Valmiki Ramayana 6.117.31-32 calls Rama the first/primeval and ...
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Point behind Creation [duplicate]

I have read that Sri Krishna creates jeevas periodically(end of Chatur yuga) Questions: a)There must have been a “first time” when God created the Universe(I understand the verse from Bhagavad Gita ...
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Where is the Bhajan “Shri Ramachandra Kripalu Bhajmana” found?

I have recently seen a video on Shri Ramachandra bhajan which is very beautiful and emotional. So I want to know about this Bhajan. Can you give where does this Bhajan found? And can you provides full ...
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Is there evidence of the miracles of Tulsidas?

Several miracles are attributed to the great medieval poet and philosopher Tulsidas, among them reviving the dead, and one of the ones that most caught my attention, his arrest by Emperor Akbar, and ...
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When kaliyuga will end then yuga cycle again rotate to Sat-yuga then what will happen, like Shree Râmaji take avatâr again?

As we are living in the Kaliyuga when it will become end then again yuga cycle rotate to Sat-yuga. Then my question is that then there will be same leelâ of my god like they will take avatâr of Lord ...
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Why are female counterparts in South Indian temples placed on the right?

Google search for Sri Rama temples in Tamilnadu returns many similar images, with Sita on the right of Rama, as well as many pictures with her being on the left, as usual elsewhere for Lakshmi-...
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Did Parashurama cede all his powers to end the confrontation with Rama in the Ramayana?

The two Ramas have a confrontation and at the end Parashruma says But I triumphed over matchless realms of heavens with my ascesis, oh, Rama, you may hash them up with that irreversible arrow... let ...
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Does Shri Rama return in the month of Chaitra or Vaishakha?

The main question is right below, if you want to avoid the scriptural reference in the middle. also below we are following Amanta calendar (similar to South India) Valmiki Ramayana Shri Rama was ...
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Where does Ramayana say Rama and Lakshmana went when their avatara ended?

Do they depart their Avatara in the main body of the text or in the Uttara Kanda? One would assume they went to Vaikuntha at the end.
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How come sage Valmiki did not know about Rama up until Narada narrated to him? When the birth of Rama was celebrated and everybody knew him [duplicate]

I started reading Ramayana and had this doubt so thought would be better to ask it here.
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Did Rama and Ravana agree to rules of war, as was done in the Mahabharata?

I think Ravana says Rakshasas don't have dharmic rules of war. Did Ravana's side fight adharmically all the time, or did they show fair play on occasion? Was destroying Indrajit's Yagna to prevent ...
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Why Śrī Rāma practiced monogamy?

I wonder what propelled him to not practice polygamy despite it being custom even followed by his father. Did he give any reason of his monogamy?
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Was Rama eight feet tall?

The popular Srivaishavite kalakshepam performer Dushyant Sridar said this in a recent Tamil lecture. Is this supported by scripture? This is not a duplicate, because in the other question, the answer ...
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Why did the Sea God (Samudra) not yield to Lord Rama when he was however, willing to help Hanuman using Mainaka?

In the Sundarakanda of the Ramcharitmanas it is said: जलनिधि रघुपति दूत बिचारी। तैं मैनाक होहि श्रम हारी॥५॥ Knowing him to be a messenger of Rama, the Sea (Sea God) told Mainaka to become a reliever ...
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Nyasam and the appearance of deity

While reading the Preface of Sharda-tilak tantra, the writer explained some general facts. He while stating the way to do the Nyasam writes: (I am translating) One has to use the Ring finger, middle ...
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does any authentic vedic scriptures depict Sri Ram alone as the ultimate parabrahman

In the present era many people worship Shri Ram as bhagavan , many people see him as merely an incarnation and many people consider him to be just an ideal man. But other than Sri Valmiki Ramayana , ...
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Description of the flag Rāma carried in His battle against Rāvaṇa

As far as I know, there are no explicit and detailed descriptions of the flag Rāma carried in His battle against Rāvaṇa present in the Rāmāyaṇa. However, elaborate descriptions of the flag are said to ...
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Origin of “Rãma Nãma Satya Hai”

"Rãma Nãma Satya Hai" "राम नाम सत्य है" i.e. The name of Ram is the truth, is commonly chanted by Hindus while carrying a dead body to be cremated. What might be its scriptural ...
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Scriptural references for Hanumāna Jyotish

I came across this book, Hanumāna Jyotish ( हनुमान ज्योतिष ) which has been compiled by various astrologers under several different publications and all of them, supposedly attributes the original ...
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How did Rama kill Rakshasa Viradha even though the latter had a boon that no weapons can harm him?

The below quotes are taken from Bibek Debroy's English translation of Valmiki Ramayana. In this world, I would not be slain by any weapon, nor would it be able to penetrate me or slice through me. ...
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Is there any hymn sung in praise of Rām Setu?

There has been quite a lot of hymns in praise of natural objects like Gangā, Aruṇāçal, Kāśi, etc. due to their religious significances. I wonder if there has been any praise for Rām Setu also? If Rām ...
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Slavery in Ram Rajya

Here ओशो-राम-राज्य-कैसा-था Osho is claiming that there was slavery in the Rama's time and women were bought and sold. Are there any verses that mention the same or any proof that there was slavery ...
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Can anyone with Rajo or Tamo Guna predominant be devotee of Sri Vishnu?

I have read about how we should develop Sattvic guna to be devotee of Sri Vishnu or His Avatars. But can anyone with rajasic or tamasic guna predominant be devotee of Sri Vishnu? If yes, I would love ...
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who arrived first in satyug? [duplicate]

who arrived first in satyug ? Lord Ram or lord krishna According to this Lord krishna arrived first in satyug but Valmiki written ramayan before Ved Vyas- Mahabharat So here im confused
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What was the conversation between Ravana and Lakshmana when Ravana was on death bed [duplicate]

Please provide verse too and sources. What are the conversations between them and where it is mentioned with verse numbers. There are no shastric evidence in other questions
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What is Ravana gita, is it ever mentioned in any puran?

I have heard of Ravana gita many times in which purana is it mentioned and please give the verses too.
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Did Shurpanaka take revenge on Ravana using Sita?

I have come across some hear say versions like Shurpanaka took revenge on Ravana using Sita, for the killing of her husband Vidyutjihva.. We have the description of killing of shurpanaka husband in ...
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Did Rama told Ravana to “go today, come tomorrow”?

In Tamil version Kamba Ramayanam by Kambar, it is said during war, one day on the verge of Ravana's defeat, Rama gave chance to Ravana, to go today and come tomorrow for fight. Does this appear in ...
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Laxman v/s Parshuram? [closed]

When Ram pulled apart the Shiv Dhanush, a conversation took place between Parshuram and Laxman, I had a concern that, if a battle have had happened, who could have won the individual battle? As they ...
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Where is Sita Rama’s date of marriage mentioned?

Shri Sita Rama’s marriage is celebrated on the Vivaha Panchami day which falls on the 5th date of Shukla Paksha of the Margashirsha/Agrahayana month. As per this site, the said date has been mentioned ...
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How has the killing of Shambuka been described by the Sri Vaishnava tradition and what reason/justification, if any, has been given for the same

As per this site, Kulasekara Azhwar indicates the incident of Shri Rama killing Shambuka in verse 749 in the 10th dashakam of Perumal Tirumozhi of the Muthalayiram of the Nalayira Divya Prabandham. ...
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Did the Ikshvakus feed on Flesh? [duplicate]

Hindu mythology have illustrated several times, how kings (Dashratha in Ramayana), go for hunting. The purpose of hunting has always/mostly been to enjoy the sport and obtain the skins of the animals ...
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Vijayadashami - Reference of Arjun's victory

Vijayadashami is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent.In the southern, eastern, northeastern, and some northern states of India, ...
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Who taught archery and other weapons skills to Lord Rama?

Vashishtha is considered as the family priest of the Raghu dynasty and teacher of Lord Rama and his brothers. This is what Wikipedia says about him In the Ramayana, he was the family priest of the ...
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Is Vasistha an (Biological) ancestor of Rama?

There is a story in Mahabharata that says about some key events in the life of Vasistha. It is a conversation between a Gandharva and Arjuna. In that conversation, it is clear that Vasistha ...
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What is the role of pronunciation superiority while chanting Ramraksha or Atharvashirsha?

What role does superiority in pronunciation play in case of getting benefits of chanting Ramraksha or Atharvashirsha? If some pronunciations (say 30-40%) get mispronounced due to Sanskrit language ...
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Age differences between Lord Rama & Lakshman, Balram & Lord Krishna

What were the Age differences between Lord Rama & Lakshman according to Valmiki-Ramayana, Balram & Lord Krishna according to Vyas-Mahabharata? I mean age difference between Elder brother Lord ...
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Was Ram Bhagwan Ji sighted in recent times?

Was Ram Bhagwan Ji sighted in recent times ? I mean some reliable story of darshan etc. I have read a lot on the internet but want to see what people have to say.
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Is it true that Ravana was invited when Rama established a Shiva Lingam in Rameshwaram? [duplicate]

I keep hearing a story which follows as Rama needed a bridge to cross the ocean to reach Lanka, in order to defeat Ravana. He decided to conduct a Yagna to worship Lord Shiva at Rameshwaram. As he ...
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Is there any evidence that the rAmASTakaM was actually written by vyAsa? [duplicate]

The one I am talking about is this: https://stotranidhi.com/en/rama-ashtakam-in-english/
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What led to the downfall of Kingdom of Ayodhya?

Ram ruled Ayodhya for 11000 years and then left his mortal abode. What happened to Ayodhya post Ram's demise and what led to its ultimate abandon as King Vikramaditya found Ayodhya in an abandoned ...
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When did the last meeting between Rama and Hanuman occur?

I am asking this question according to the Valmiki Ramayana only. AFAIK, Hanuman and Rama had a meet during the coronation of Rama for the last time. But, did they meet after that according to Valmiki ...
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Did shambuka attain heaven?

Padma purana 89-90a “O you descendant of Raghu, O you good one, you have done this mission of the gods. O Rāma of a great vow, take (i.e. choose) whichever boon you like. By your deed this śūdra has ...
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Did Ravaan kill Surpanakha's husband?

While scrolling through Surpanakha's page on Wikipedia, there it was written that Ravaan had eaten Surpanakha's husband (Vidyutjiva) Here is a part of the page --------- At the time of conquering ...
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Which scripture mention about Lord rama eating fruits eaten and bitten by shabri? [duplicate]

Valmikiramayana.net says: By the way, where is the scene of Rama eating fruits and eatables bitten and tasted by Shabari? Has this old woman not offered the fruits to the guests, or just said that ...

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