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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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Why is killing even evil brahmins categorized as 'brahma hatya'?

The fact that in Hinduism 'brahma-hatya' is given special importance is discriminatory but we won't talk about that. What I am curious is why is the killing of evil brahmins - like Vritra by Indra and ...
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What was the story behind Ram Mandir?

History, Significance, Who built it?
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Who is younger Kaikeyī or Sumitrā?

Throughout the Ayodhyā and other Kāṇḍas or the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇam , Sumitrā and Kaikeyī are mentioned as the middle mothers of Lord Rāma. somewhere Sumitrā is called the middle mother and somewhere ...
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What was the age difference between Ravana and Rama?

In the epic Ramayana, what was the age difference between Ravana and Rama?
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What are the most important mantras/hymn, stotrams and chants for Ram and Krishna?

My parents tell me that Nama Ramayanam (Shuddha-Bramha) is by far the most important hymn for pleasing and worshipping Sri Ram. What are some other hymns, mantras and stotrams dedicated to Shri Ram ...
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Why did Ram free Ahilya from her bondage?

Ram freed Ahilya who was made stone by her husband Gautam Rishi. I want to know why did he free her ? What did he say on freeing her ? Was Ahilya innocent ? Or She had got enough punishment ?
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Kosala in the Vedas

Is the Kosala empire to which Lord Rāma Belonged mentioned anywhere in the Vedic Texts? pls provide me with 4-5 refrences from Vedic texts (Be it Brāhmaṇas , Āraṇyakas or Upaniṣads) that mention ...
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Did Shiva get angry on Mata Sati when she doubted Ram?

I watched a youtube video in which a saint was saying that Mata Sati once doubted if Ram is actually the avatar of Vishnu and she went to test him. To which Shiva got angry on Sati and later abandoned ...
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The Ikṣvākus in the Vedas

In the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa , We have characters who belong to Vedic Dynasties. Goddess Sītā is from the Videha Empire and is the daughter of King Janaka Vaideha who is mentioned in the Brāhmaṇas and ...
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Why are shaivas so rude to Vishnu? [closed]

I see so many toxic shaivas blame EVERYTHING on ISKCON, even tho very little of us are iskcon and most are Sri Vaishnavas. Shiva worships and loves Vishnu and vice versa. If we as a religion can’t ...
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Who is the Best archer in Hindu mythology?

Among all the mahamaharathis,atimaharathis and maharathis , who is the best archer in Hinduism in terms of skill and victories? Was it lord Rama ,Arjuna ,Laksmana , lord Kartikeya , lord shiva ? Note- ...
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Were Shakuntala and Rama contemporaries?

I have this chronology in mind: Vishvamitra meets Menaka. Vishvamitra and Menaka give birth to Shakuntala. Vishvamitra and Menaka separate. Vishvamitra gives Shakuntala to Rishi Kanva and carries on ...
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Did Ram become Chakravarti Samrat?

Did Ram conquered whole of Aryavrata ? Did he become Chakravarti Samrat ? Did the rule over all over Aryavrata or only Kosala Janpad ?
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Is it true that in Valmiki Ramayan Ram is described as only a human prince?

While in case of Krishna, it is 100 % explicit that he was avatar of Vishnu and god. But in case of Ram, I have heard some people saying that Ram, in the Valimiki Ramayan is described only as a human ...
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Who was the dearest person to Ram?

In Krishna avatar, Arjun was dearest to Krishna. In Ram avatar,who was the dearest ?
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Is the Rāma Lalla murti that's up for consecration designed in accordance with the shāstras?

Jai Sri Rama As you all are aware about the recent consecration of Rāma Lalla's idol in the newly constructed Ayodhya temple. At first when a quick glance of the idol was revealed, people were not ...
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Is Ayodhya mentioned as a major Tirth-Sthal(pilgrimage site) in any scripture?

Is Ayodhya mentioned as a major pilgrimage site in any scripture ?
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Does Shatpath Bramhana mention Rama?

I was trying to trace the earliest reference of Rama and I came to Dasrath Jataka, Mahabharata. But someone mentioned its also there in Shatpath Bramhana. Is it ?
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Do sources state that in Rama's kingdom of Kosala a wife who stayed in a different man's house could not remain married to her husband?

In the Valmiki Ramayana, Rama decides to banish Sita because the citizens of his kingdom are unhappy about her remaining with him after she spent so much time imprisoned by Ravana (the citizens ...
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Prana Pratishta in incomplete temple

With Rama Mandir opening on 22 January, there is controversy around scriptural alignment. All the four Shankaracharyas are not joining the ceremony (for different reasons); recently Puri and ...
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Can anyone chant Langulopanishad?

Salutations to everyone and the one who encompasses all! I recently stumbled upon something called Langulopanishad which is an integral part of Atharvana Veda. By birth I'm a sudra so I'm not that ...
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How hanuman ji killed akshayakumar if kaal was imprisoned in ravana's prison

Ravana had tied all nav-grahas and also imprisoned kaal. Is it true then that kaal can't take anyone's life in ravan's kingdom without his permission? If yes, then how Hanuman Ji killed Akshayakumar ...
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Explanation gap in one of the translations of Uttarakand of ramayana... Please read below

In Hari Prasad shashtri's Ramayana translation of uttarakand, we read durvasa narrating the curse of bhrigu that eventually made Rama bare separation with his wife, there are no such Sanskrit verses ...
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Dasam Granth being offensive on Hindu Gods

I came across a post about Dasam Granth saying the following: I do not seek the blessings of Ganesh, I do not worship Krishna or Vishnu. I do not recognize them. I am engrossed in the loving devotion ...
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Rama advises Lakshmana not to speak ill of Kaikeyi and instead of speak well of Bharata - what is the original verse?

In the Ramayana, Lakshmana is praising Bharata and blaming Kaikeyi. Rama stops him and asks him to simply praise Bharata, but not blame Kaikeyi. Which verse was this?
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What is Lord Rama's janma nama?

One of my friends said it starts with 'ha'. Could anyone kindly let me know the birthname of Lord Rama please?
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Conversation between Lord Ram and Daṇḍakāraṇya sages exact verse

I am trying to identify the exact verse for the conversation from Adhyatama Ramayana that happened between Lord Rama and Daṇḍakāraṇya sages. Where the sages expressed their desire to become Lord Ram's ...
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Malook Shatak (मलूक शतक)

Complete Malook Shatak Written by Malook Das also with its transliteration.
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If Yamuna gave way to Lord Krishna, then why didn't the Ocean (Varuna) do the same for Rama?

If Yamuna gave way to Lord Krishna, then why didn't the Ocean (Varuna) do the same for Rama? Two possible reasons I could think of are that The Ocean affects the earth's wind cycle Splitting the ...
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Does chanting Ram's name during Brahma Muhurat or the month of Kartika affect the quality/quantity of the japa?

Does chanting Ram's name during the Brahma Muhurat give 10x results than the normal japa? Is mansik japa 1 crorex more powerful than Vaikhari japa? Does chanting Ram's name during the month of Kartika ...
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Mentions of Valmiki Samhita

Mentions of Valmiki Samhita in scripture and by Acharyas in their works. Valmiki Samhita is a text which falls under Panchratric text.
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Complete Maithili Maha Upanishad

Complete Maithili Maha Upanishad which is found in Narada Panchratra Valmiki Samhita
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what is the longest an smallest kand in valmiki ramayana?

According to Valmiki Ramayana, there are 7 kands. what is the largest and smallest kand? and what about sargas?
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Lord Rama's marriage suffering and struggles

In the Ramayana the marriage of Lord Rama is done in the most auspicious of manner. There was selection of dates by the greatest of sages and also astrology. Yet there is suffering and struggle of ...
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When Jagadguru Ramanandacharya was born?

With historical evidences can you prove when did Jagadguru Ramanandacharya was born? Kindly give proper references of it.
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Need explanation for the chronological order of the avatars of Lord Vishnu in Shreemad Bhagavata Mahapurana.?

Why Shreemad Bhagavata Mahapurana says that Krishna Dwaipayana Veda Vyasa who is the son of Satyavati and Rishi Parashara appeared before Shree Rama in Skanda 1 Chapter 3.?
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kula devi/devata of Shree Rama?

Is there any mention of Kula Devi or Devata name of Shree Rama in Srimad Valmiki Ramayana?
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How did Kakabhushundi see Ramayana and Mahabharata a different number of times?

If life is defined as a cycle of 4 yugas (sata yuga, treta yuga,dwapara yuga and kal yuga) where they all occur in order infinitely, then how did Kakabhushundi witness the Ramayana lesser times (11 ...
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Is Rama giving contradictory justifications for killing Vali?

I have been stuck at the Vali sarga for over a week now because there was something here that was bugging me the cause of whom I now seem to have recognised. Rama justifies the reason of killing Vali ...
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Why didn’t Rama challenge Vali directly?

I have gone through the question “Why did Lord Rama strike from behind to kill Vali?” and the many excellent answers there. In particular the answer by user Be Happy addresses this by citing a comment ...
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Any name of Sri Rama with Surya as he is solar race?

Looking for scripturally mentioned appellations for Lord Rama with a name of Surya. Ramchandra is commonly used, but never something like Suryarama, Suryanana, Suryapati. There could be reference to ...
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About meat eating and spices in Rama's time

Are spices mentioned in any Puranas / Ramayan used during Rama's time? Specially with respect to sattvik or tamasic nature. What were the dharmic rules about meat eating, about what parts were allowed ...
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Is Nama Japa of both Sita Rama and Rama equivalent when it comes to spiritual merits?

Nama Japa is considered easiest path to get God's grace in Kali Yuga as it enkindles dormant Bhakt in one,s heart. However different saints give different names for Nama Japa. RamaNama is recommended ...
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Why did Rama slay a deer after killing Mareecha?

In the last shloka in the Mareecha chapter it is revealed that Rama kills another deer. What is the reason behind this? निहत्य पृषतम् च अन्यम् मांसम् आदाय राघवः | त्वरमाणो जनस्थानम् ससार अभिमुखः तदा |...
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How many generations passed between Bhagiratha and Rama?

Is anything written about the lifespan of the kings who were Rama's ancestors (the Sūryavaṃśa / Ikṣvāku Dynasty) up until Bhagīratha?
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After a Vishnu avatara is ended, does that avatara usually permanently merge back into Vishnu?

If you take Rama and Krishna, they both die in their human form and go back to Vaikuntha and merge into Vishnu. On the other hand, the Varaha Avatara is said to be permanent and lives at the ...
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Are there canonical Sanskrit scriptures besides various Ramayanas which relate events involving Rama?

In particular, do Puranas have additional material involving Rama, not counting different versions of events in Valmiki Ramayana?
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Is Rama called ekapatni vrata in any scripture?

There is circumstantial evidence suggesting he was ekapatnivrata (took only one wife) - but is he explicitly called that in any Ramayana or other scriptures?
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Did Sita Ji ask Ram ji to get the golden deer skin after killing it or get it alive? [duplicate]

There are many different versions of this particular incident. Some says that Sita asked Ram to get the golden deer to make it a pet. Some says that she asked Ram to get the deer skin so that she with ...
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Is Hanuman worshiped independently of his association with Rama?

A search on Bard finds Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple, Karachi, Pakistan: This temple is dedicated to the five-faced Hanuman. It does not have an idol of Rama, as Hanuman is not always portrayed as being ...
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