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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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Birth Rashi of Lord Rama

According to Valmiki Ramayana, Lord Rama was born in Punarvasu nakshatra. The first three Padas of Punarvasu lie in Mithuna rashi and the last Pada lies in Karkataka rashi. Valmiki does not mention ...
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How did Hanuman know that Ravana abducted Sita?

Lakshmana did not tell the name of Ravana while introducing themselves and their situation to Hanuman and Lakshmana told the following to Hanuman "He who aspires to keep up the well-being of all ...
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Why Lakshmana did not tell the name of Ravana to Hanuman even he knows?

Jataayu tells to Rama that Ravana abducted the Sita "Oh, boy Rama, blest is your eternality, for whom you are searching as with the search of a rejuvenescent herb in the vast of forest, Ravana ...
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Why did ravana send his warriors one by one?

Ravana was a good tactician . He sent Indrajit first to destroy the army .He started realising that Rama is no usual warrior so he deliberately woke kumbhakarna up . But he never sent a combination of ...
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History and philosophy of Rama sects

Rama sects like Ramanandi seemed to have risen in medieval period. What caused the sects to rise? Are there more sects like that? Name of the sects and their beliefs can be stated in the answer.
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Why does SB 9.10.9 say that it was Rāma (and not Lakṣmaṇa) that disfigured Śūrpaṇakhā?

Why does the Śūrpaṇakhā incident in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 9.10 differ from the version found in Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa? Canto 9: Liberation CHAPTER TEN The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra ...
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Why did lord Rama take help of Sugriva?

What is the significance of Lord Rama seeking help from Sugriva? As Lord Rama is avatar of Lord Vishnu so I think he might know who abducted Sita Mata and where he kept secondly it was his personal ...
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Is Rama a Naishtika Brahmachari?

It is known that Krishna, Narada etc., are married Naishtika Brahmacharis. Is rama a Naishtika Brahmachari?
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Did Mandodari marry Vibhishana after Ravana was killed?

Is it true that after lord Rama defeated Ravana and declared Vibhishana the king, Vibhishana married Mandodari?
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Did Lord Rama really worship Lord Ranganatha?

The Sthala Purana (Temple History) of the Sri Rangam Temple in Tamil Nadu states that the divine Vigraha (idol) of Lord Ranganatha originated by itself (Svayamubhu) and was originally worshipped by ...
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What does Lord Rama wear?

As Vishnu & Krishna idols or pics are shown wearing makarkundal, kaustubh gem, Srivatsalanchhan & such things. What is the right attire of Lord Rama as told in Texts to be shown wearing? At ...
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Why Ramcharitmanas received more popularity than Valmiki Ramayana?

I have seen majority of people having Ramcharitmanas and even temples keep many copies of Ramcharitmanas rather than Valmiki Ramayana for Akhand Ramayan Paath. Why has Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, ...
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What is the source of rAmachandra having a green colored form?

What is the source of Ramachandra having a green colored form? If I remember correctly, Shukavarna was the term used.
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Why do Lord Vishnu's incarnations worship Lord Shiva?

In Padma Purana, Uttara Khanda, Lord Vishnu tells Lord Shiva- 'O powerful Rudra,in every age in My different incarnations I too shall worship you to delude the demons. Following these doctrines,...
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Can anyone explain the meaning of Ramraksha strotra? [closed]

I heard that to maximize the effect of chanting Ramraksha strotra, I need to understand the Hindi meaning of it. Does anyone know the meaning of it fully? I don't know to read Hindi, but I understand. ...
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Did Rama see all women as his mother?

Kausalya was the mother of Rama. Did Rama show to all other women the same respect that he showed to Kausalya?
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Who is the Rama in the Harekrishna Mahamantra?

Who is the Rama in the Harekrishna Mahamantra? There are different Rama's like Parasurama, Balarama and Dasarathi Rama. Who of these three is referred to as Rama in the Hare Krishna Mahamantra?
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Is worship of Lord Hanuman associated with Vaishnavism or Shaivism?

Lord Hanuman, as we know is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama (Lord Vishnu's incarnation). But at the same time He is said to be Lord Shiva's incarnation. So is Hanuman worship more associated with ...
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Source of Ramayana Mantra

Please let me know the source of shloka राघवो विजयं दद्यात् मम सीतापतिः प्रभुः । राघवस्य यथत्द्वन्द्वं दद्यात् वैभवम् ॥ raaghavo vijayam dadyAt mama sItApatiH prabhuH| raaghavasya ...
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Does the Skanda Purana accept Rama as the full incarnation of Vishnu?

Consider the following statement by Vyasa in Skanda Purana Formerly, at the advent of Treta, the lotus-eyed Rama, a partial incarnation of Visnu was born in the Solar race, as a scion of the family ...
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Which lineage (vamsa) does Rama belong to? Surya or Ikshvaku or Raghu?

Rama, the son of Dasharatha is said to be a member of Surya vamsa. Along with it, it is popularly believed that he belongs to Ikshvaku vamsa and Raghu vamsa. To which vamsa does Rama belongs to? ...
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Is Rama a Jagadguru?

Krishna is popularly called as Jagadguru. Rama is also an purnavathara of Vishnu. Why he is generally not called as Jagadguru? Is it true that he is Jagadguru?
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What are references for Rama's abode in Vaikuntha region?

Ramanandi sect believes that Rama has a planet in Vaikuntha called Sakethloka. Are there any scriptural references for this loka?
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Who is referred to as kakutstha?

I think he was either an ancestor of Rama and perhaps it is also one of Rama's names. And what does it mean?
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Did Valmiki ever meet Lord Rama prior to the Ashwamedha?

I came across a question on this site about Veda Vyasa, the author of Mahabharat, meeting Lord Krishna and I was wondering if similarly Valmiki also met Lord Rama sometime. They have met at the time ...
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Sanskrit verses & English translations of references of Rama and Krishna from the Primary Vedas

This blog gives lot of references of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna from the primary Vedas, at many places only verse number is mentioned. Can someone provide the full verse and their English translations....
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Are Rama and Krishna anywhere mentioned in sruti? [duplicate]

Rama and Krishna are two important gods of hinduism. Do we have any references of them from Sruti? I want direct references from Vedas but excluding upanishads since I am already aware of their ...
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Division of activities in a day according to Rama

In which verses of Uttara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana Rama explain the divisions of day and the activities for each division? Is the explanation lengthy? If not, what are the divisions of a day and ...
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Why did Ram give up Sita instead of the throne?

I haven't read Ramayan and have a hazy memory of seeing it on Doordarshan. But due to current political & social climate in India with respect to mob justice and punishment by public opinion, I ...
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Where is it mentioned that chanting Krishna is more powerful than chanting Rama's name?

I came across a topic in which it is explained that 1000 times chanting Vishnu equals chanting rama's name 3 times and I have a subsequent question. I have heard in the temple that chanting Krishna's ...
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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?