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Rama is considered the seventh avatar of Vishnu, and he is also the protagonist of the Ramayana.

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Why did Shree Ram shoot the arrow at the deer when asked by Sita mata?

To kill an animal is said to be a sin in the Sanatana Dharma. So, why did Shree Ram shoot the arrow at the deer when asked by Sita mata? What is the justification for this action?
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Did Rama tell lie while departure from Ayodhya

Consider the following slokas from Ayodhya Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana. Rama again and again saw that Kausalya, his mother who was crying thus, running after that chariot as though dancing, ...
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Did Lord Rama Take Birth in Chaturbhuja Form?

When Lord Vishnu took human avataras like Vamana and Krishna, He appeared in chaturbhuja form holding chakra, shankha, gada and padma along with all ornaments and Shrivatsa mark on His chest. This ...
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Which verse of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa is Devdutt Pattanaik referring to?

This Indian Express article quotes Devdutt Pattanaik as saying: On tradition vs modernity Modern people invent tradition. Because modern people want to feel “liberal” and “modern”, they will ...
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What would please Lord Hanuman more - chanting Hanuman Chalisa or chanting Rama naam? [closed]

Lord Rama would probably want his devotee to be glorified above him, and Srila Prabhupada also states many times that Lord Sri Krishna says that worship of the devotee is higher than My worship - http:...
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Was Lord Ram under Maya's influence when he wanted to confirm if Shri Bharat still wishes to continue as King?

In Ramayana, Shri Bharat visited Lord Ram after the death of king Dashratha. As soon as Shri Bharat saw Lord Ram, he embraced him and said: “Ram, our father died soon after your departure. On his ...
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How did lord Rama perform penance for Ravana after killing him?

In this video, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudeva says that Shri Rama performed 1 year penance in Himalayas for killing Ravana, who was a great devotee of lord Shiva. Is it true? If yes, then how did he do ...
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Did Rama know that he was God? [duplicate]

In Valmiki Ramayana, did Rama know that he was God before brahma revealed it to him after the war? Please answer the question based on Valmiki Ramayana alone. Thanks. I have seen previous answers and ...
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Is the story of Sita's banishment present in any scriptures other than Valmiki Ramayana?

The story of Mother Sita's banishment by Sri Rama present in the Uttara Khanda of the Valmiki Ramayana, is perhaps the most controversial part of Sri Rama's story. Many Hindu acharyas such as Swami ...
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Why did Krishna and Rama even care about what others think about him? [closed]

Krishna proved his innocence In the following context Sons of Satwata. Bhoja princes of Mrittikávatí. Súrya the friend of Satrájit: appears to him in a bodily form: gives him the Syamantaka gem:...
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Where is the meeting of Rama and Hanuman in their childhood mentioned?

I have read somewhere that rama firstly met hanuman when he was 5, As per the story Lord Shiva took a madari form and took Hanuman with him to let him meet his lord. and later when they arrived ...
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Neglect of Lava/Kusa by Rama

Lord Rama was surprised to encounter Lava and Kusa who challenged his power unknowingly before Ashwamedha Yagam. Why did he not bother to inquire or keep track of his children's progress for so long ...
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How do we reconcile Rama vs. Ravana and Krishna/Arjuna vs. Karna scenarios?

Comparing the two scenarios: Secnario 1: Rama has destroyed all of Ravana's weapons, chariot etc..and has him completely unarmed. However Rama sends him back to come the next day stating that it is ...
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Which one is the true version of the many Ramayanas out there? [duplicate]

In scripture its mentioned Ramayana happened in 24th Mahayuga and now we're living in 28th Mahayuga. Then why are different versions of the Ramayana mentioned? Or are all versions of Ramayana true ...
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Is lord ram depicted of 2 arms or 4 in ram raksha stotra?

In dhyan mantra of ram raksha.. 1st line says meditate on ajaanubaahu ram(hands long till knees) who's holding arrow & bow. Then second line says baddha padmasanastham.. So is he 4 or 2 armed here ...
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What is the story of Shiva fighting Rama and Hanuman?

This page mentions a battle between Lord Rama and Shiva at the time of the Ashwamedh Yagnya and states that it is from the Shiva Purana: A war that went unnoticed among us. Shiva Purana mentions a ...
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Which practice existed during the reign of Lord Rama, either Kanyasulkam or Varakatnam(Dowry)?

At present we follow giving Dowry to the grooms which is considered as social evil. What Lord's do is considered right because they will have a particuar reason behind it. So I want to know what they ...
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Did Maa Saraswati help manthara convince Kaikayi?

Is it true that Maa Saraswati helped manthara convince Kaikayi by poisoning her mind and seek the throne for Bharat coz else Rama not knowing what was the purpose of his birth would have ruled as king ...
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Does Valmiki ramayan says Ram was god or an incarnation? [duplicate]

Can someone help me with the references of Ramayan from Valmiki which says Ram was a god or an incarnation ? Thanks in advance .
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What does “Om Sai Ram” mean?

I've seen this phrase/mantra – Om Sai Ram – written and uttered many times. What does it mean? Does 'Ram' here mean Lord Rama? What does rest of it and the whole thing mean?
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Is Sai Baba an incarnation? If so, of Shiva, Vishnu or Rama?

Some people say Sai Baba is an avatar of Shiva while others say it's either Vishnu or Rama. What is the official position (if any) on this? Does Sai Satcharitra mention anything about this?
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Swa-dharma of Sri Rama and queen Kaikeyi's boons

The second boon which Queen Kaikeyi asked from King Dasharatha was- Sri Rama's exile to Dandaka forest and live the life of an an ascetic.The details are as under:- यो द्वितीयो वरो देव दत्तः प्री...
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Why did Sita go to the forest with Rama?

While Rama was going to the forest, Sita also went to the forest without any second thought as far as I know; Why did Rama allow her to do it? Did any discussion happen between Rama and Sita to make ...
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one possible meaning of name Ramchandra? [duplicate]

I heard it means "reflector of Brahman" Ram means "Vishnu/Parbrahman". Chandra - moon, thus indicating said person is reflection of god's virtues as the moon reflects sun(light). I was told that ...
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Did people in Mahabharat era worshipped Lord Ram? [duplicate]

Were there any references of Lord Ram, Lakshman and how he won over Ravan in Mahabharat to take as a learning in the time of Mahabharat? I am asking this question due to a hidden question which goes ...
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Are idols only imagination or someone had really seen God(s)

I'm always thinking how Lord Krishna is seen different in every photo , sculpture idol etc . Was there anyone who drew the first painting of him or what we see everywhere is only imagination?
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What was the story behind the Wealth rain(dhan varsha) of Kuber?

When king Raghu(ancestor of Lord Rama) Asked for money from Kuber at that time Kuber did wealth rain for Raghu. I didn't know the full story. Is there any scripture reference to it?
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Why we call Krishna or Rama instead of Krushn and Ram? [duplicate]

Why we call Krishna or Rama instead of Krushn and Ram? Our GODS have this name but by generation it has changed. Shouldn't we write proper name? Especially in the case of Lord Rama>Ram?
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If Ramayana is much older than Mahabharata, then why don't we find any character in Mahabharata discussing Lord Rama or worshipping him?

Parashurama, Lord Hanuman, Jambhavan and Lord Shiva appears in both(Ramayana and Mahabharata) What has been mentioned about Lord Rama in the Mahabharata?
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What is the meaning of Ramayana?

Ramayana is a sacred epic about the life of Lord Rama. Can anyone explain the meaning/etymology of the word "Ramayana?"
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Why did Lord Rama perform an Ashwamedha Yajna?

I am not sure about the reason of Ashwamedha Yajna but I have heard that when a person does a hundred Ashvamedha Yajna then he is capable for Indrasan (position of Indra). Lord Rama did an Ashwamedha ...
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Did Lord Rama recite Hanuman Kavacham before fighting Ravana?

I heard in one of the religious discourses by some Sadhu that whenever Rama used to be in trouble during war with Ravna somehow Hanuman would come and save him. Some say that Lord Rama had recited ...
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Whether Chhaya Sita / Maya sita is mentioned in valmiki ramayan or in which scripture first?

Ravana kidnapped not real sita, but Maya Sita; and later during Agni pariksha the real Sita comes back from fire. ref: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Will-the-real-Sita-stand-up/articleshow/...
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How many sampradaya are there of lord ram?

I know few like Ramdasi, Ramanandi, Ramsnehi so want to know a full list of names & if possible some basic info of those each sampradaya
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Did Valmiki address Rama as the the supreme being when he spoke to him personally in the Uttara Kanda?

Logically he should have because he has already narrated how Brahma and others called Rama as Vishnu and Narayana and the supreme being at the end of the war.
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Did Lord Rama win as a king but fail as a husband? Why or why not?

Rama was full of different aspects of his life, such as son, friend, brother, king but I feel that he has spread like a husband because who left his pregnant wife after listening to a washer man ...
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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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Did Indra or Rama kill Trisiras?

As you will guess I am very new to hinduist culture. I am doing a bit of research on Trisiras and I am having a hard time figuring out why I sometimes read mentions of Rama killing him, while he is ...
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What events in Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa can be explained only if Rāma was a God?

In Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, are there any superhuman feats that Rāma performed that a layperson could not have performed? I'm looking for feats such as Hanumān flying over the sea to reach Laṅkā (a feat ...
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Did Lord Rama really worship Devi Ambika?

While the story of Rama worshipping Shiva has been subjected to immense controversy in South India for centuries, there has been a similar debate in Bengal (where I have been born and brought up) ...
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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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Which scripture mention coronation of Rama on the very first day of Chaitra Navratri?

The wiki Gudi_Padwa#Significance says: Gudi Padva signifies the arrival of spring and to the reaping of Rabi crops. The festival is linked to the mythical day on which Hindu god Brahma created ...
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Why Vishnu/Rama are called asuras in Vedas? [duplicate]

I was looking at "asura" article on wikipedia, and found out that certain vedic deities are called asuras. But in Yajurveda Vishnu is equated to Varuna. At same time in Rigveda Varuna is refered to as ...
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Does Siva say anywhere in the Ramayana that Rama is Vishnu or Brahman?

It is now known that Ramayana and Mahabharata are largely Vaishnavite scriptures. Mahabharata has some material depicting Siva as the supreme God, mostly denied by Vaishnavites as interpolations. ...
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What do the scriptures say about the eight generals of Lord Rama?

I am currently reading the Yog Vasishth and it is throwing up a lot of interesting details. In Chapter 2 of Book 1 we find the following statement: 28-29 The eight ministers of Rama — Dhrishta, ...
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What's the source of the story that involves hijras (transgenders) and Rāma?

Devdutt Pattanaik in this YouTube video discusses gender and sexuality in Hinduism. There he mentions an incident from the Hijra Rāmāyaṇa that involves the transgenders and Rāma. From Wikipedia, here'...
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Was Rama Avatar a result of four different curses?

The Ramayan tells us that Lord Vishnu incarnated as Rama on the request of the demigods when the three worlds were being tormented by the tyranny of Ravan. But the Yog Vasishtha adds an interesting ...
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What is the basis to say Rama didn't worship Shiva when his mother clearly did?

From Ayodhya Kanda - Book Of Ayodhya Chapter [Sarga] 25: smR^itir dhR^itiH ca dharmaH ca paantu tvaam putra sarvataH | skandaH ca bhagavaan devaH somaH ca sabR^ihaspatiH || 2-25-11 sapta R^...
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If Kartavirya Arjuna could invade lanka and capture Ravana, without any help from a army (according to Vayu Puran) then why couldn't Rama do the same?

I know that their are other versions of this story but these two screenshots are from Vayu Purana pages 101 and 104. No version of this story mentioned Kartavirya needing to build a bridge to get to ...
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What reasoning does Chinna Jeeyar offer when he says Rama never worshiped Shiva in Ramayana? [closed]

Here's what Chinna Jeeyar says: Sri Rama never worshiped Lord Shiva, according to Sri Ramayanam. He did not consecrate Rameswaram. This is a made up story. Anything related to Sri Rama, will be ...