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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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Should Uttar kand be considered an interpolation to Valmiki Ramayan or not?

I don't know Sanskrit so read english translation of Valmiki Ramayan. The way Yuddha Kand ends make it seem like epic ends here only, yet another kand exists.
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meaning of shlok सुवृत्तामसुवृत्तां वाप्पहं त्वामद्य मैथिलि

There is a debate going on about the shock सुवृत्तामसुवृत्तां वाप्पहं त्वामद्य मैथिलि| नोत्सहे परिभोगाय श्वावलीढं हविर्यथा ॥ As explained by the teacher of IAS coaching Drishti in this video is ...
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Source of Vishnu Stuti

Shuklambardharam Vishnum Shashivarnam Chaturbhujam, Prasannavadanam dhyayet sarvavighnopashantaye. Shantakaram Bhujgashayanam Padmanabham Suresham, Vishvadharam Gaganasdisham Meghavarna Shubhangam. ...
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The story of Prithu chasing Prithvi

I have read an Wikipedia article on Prithu (an incarnation of Vishnu) and the story of him chasing Prithvi who later agreed to give vegetation and grains? What is the story of this incarnation of ...
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Difference between kāmahā and kāmakṛt

Vishnu Sahasranama mentions the names kāmahā and kāmakṛt kāmahā - He who destroys all desires kāmakṛt - He who fulfills all desires How can Vishnu do both? Why does he stress on not having desires ...
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The incarnations of Vishnu who used the Sharanga

Vishnu's celestial bow is the Sharanga and I am aware that lord Rama and used it and is known as Kodandapani too, Are there any other incarnations of Vishnu who used the Sharanga other than Rama and ...
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Importance of Rama Nama

We all know that the Lord has 1000s of names. But only the name, "Rama" stands out. If we chant, "Rama" once, it is equal to chanting the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu. My question is, ...
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Why did Maharishi Valmiki write Anand Ramayan?

I just found out that Anand Ramayan is attributed to Maharishi Valmiki. So I was wondering as to why would he write another Ramayan apart from Valmiki Ramayan?
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Why didn't god protect Rambha from ravana?

And so many examples like this . Why didn't god protected Rambha? Wasn't she a celestial being or a woman to be more particular?
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Why did Ravana, Kansa die such easy deaths?

I mean people who were slaughtered by them died so severely while on the other hand they died so easily without much so pain ?
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Was shri rama born from ashvamedha yajna or putrakameshti yajna?

I will procedurally conduct the ritual contained in the preamble of adharva-veda with procedural hymns, called putra kaameSTi i.e., the ritual that bestows sons, for your benefit." VR [1-15-2] ...
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If the Ramyana we know happened in 24th Treta Yuga, what happened in 28th Treta Yuga?

According to this answer, Ramayana happened in 24th Treta Yuga. If it happened in 24th Treta Yuga how did we come to know of it? Through which sage did we get the current available Valmiki Ramayana? ...
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Can i wear shri ram locket?

Can i wear shri ram locket? Do i need to remove it while going to washroom? I haven't bought it yet but thinking about it but this thought was again and agaun coming to my mind. So kindly suggest.
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Regarding shri ram naam

Are there any other scriptures, besides Padma purana (पद्म पुराण) where Shri Krishna himself had sung the glories of Shri Ram naam??
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What is Sri Rama Taraka Mantra?

Some information about Sri Rama Taraka Mantra from Drik Panchang site Taraka Mantra is a popular Mantra among devotees of Lord Rama. Taraka Mantra is Trayodasha Akshari Mantra which consists of 13 ...
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Why was Sita abandoned?

Initially this question might appear to be duplicate of this question but I have some separate doubts which aren't addressed in that question. According to Vālmikī, Śrī Rāmacandra abandoned Sītā to ...
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Is there any stotram related to shri ram naam by other gods

In padmapuran and skandpuran, mahadev gives a proper idea about how great is ram naam. But has there been any other deva except mahadev that gave more importance of ram naam
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Where I can download ram gita of Skandpuran

Is there any link where I can download or buy "ram gita of Skandpuran"? Is it available offline?
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Is Rig Vedic Indra only Sri Rama?

According to Rig Veda (and other Vedas) Indra is the all pervading and supreme being: In every figure he [Indra] hath been the mode... Indra assumes many form by his Maya (6.47.18) He who is Lord of ...
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In which Kalpa did Shiva fall at Lord Rama's feet?

Padma Purana 5.5.46: Śiva fell at his [Lord Raam's] feet “You are the only Puruṣa (i.e. the Supreme Being) With a portion of you, you create and destroy the universe. You who are formless, are the ...
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Did Ravana know Rama more powerful than 1000s of Vishnus, Brahmas and Rudras/Shankaras?

Hanumanji said: संकर सहस बिष्नु अज तोही। सकहिं न राखि राम कर द्रोही॥ (4) Listen, O ten-headed Ravana, I tell you on oath: there is none to save him who is opposed to Sri Rama. Shankara, Vishnu and ...
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Is Lord Rama an avatar of Vishnu as per any Upanishads?

Ram Rahasya Upanishad: Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Durga.... Lord Narayana, Lord Narasimha, Lord Vasudeva, Lord Varaha, Lord Lakshmana.... are the angas of Lord Rama. So Lord Ram is ...
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Which Hindu scripture is the mantra "Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram" from?

I have tried this mantra only 108 times and it definitely helps in third eye activation. But I cannot find which scripture it is from? श्री राम, जय राम, जय जय राम
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Ram Setu Bridge [duplicate]

Ram Setu Bridge According to the Hindu epic Ramayana written by Sage Valmiki, In how many days, the Rama Setu Bridge was built?
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How was Rama able to perform Ashvamedha?

According to Vedas and Mimamsa, a wife is required to perform Vedic yajnas like Ashvamedha because the wife does things in the yajna and also recites some mantras in the yajna. So, without a wife, one ...
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Compilation of Qualities of Rama and Ravana

I want, Compilation of qualities of Rama and Ravana collected from verses of various scriptures. citing the particular verse-and writing the Sanskrit word for that quality
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Why are the GODS described as 'wicked' in RAMCHARITMANAS? Why could they not stand AYODHYA's Prosperity?

In AYŌDHYĀ KĀND, after the coronation of SHRĪ RĀMA is announced, the GODS are said to be distressed at the news, and pray to GODDESS SARASWATĪ to manipulate the circumstances such that SHRĪ RĀMA may ...
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Qualities Comparision of Rama VS Ravana, Krishna VS Kamsa?

I want, list and comparision; of qualities and characteristics between Rama VS Ravana , Krishna VS Kamsa (backed-referenced) from Scripture Verses comparision among of those qualities can we derive ...
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The time period Rama and Sita lives in Ayodhya after returning from Vanavasa and other Ramayana details

This sick post in Twitter makes me angry. It says Rama and Seetha lived in Ayodhya for 12 years and then was in Vanvas for 13 years together, so it is 25 years and Seetha never conceived, but soon ...
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Please let me know correct scriptural reference which mentions that Ram naam jaap or bhakti is necessary to worship Hanuman?

Is it necessary for a Hanuman devotee to worship Shri Ram. If yes, please provide scriptural reference as a proof.
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Can we have a vision of 'any' god with 13 crore nama japa?

It is well known that the Rama Nama Japa is capable of giving moksha and the number is also given by Ramdas to be exactly 13 crores. Sri Samarth Ramdas assures the aspirant that if he takes ―Sri Ram ...
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Birth of shree raam

We all know the tithi of his birth, but on which weekday was he born? The tithi is mentioned in both the ramayan but I can't find mention of weekday
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Is Krishna answering the question "who is the better wielder of weapons" between Arjuna and Rama in BG 10.31?

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/10/verse/31 पवन: पवतामस्मि राम: शस्त्रभृतामहम् | झषाणां मकरश्चास्मि स्रोतसामस्मि जाह्नवी || 31|| BG 10.31: Amongst purifiers, I am the wind, and amongst ...
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Why did Shri Ram kill Shambhuk? [duplicate]

I was recently reading the Uttara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana and came across Chapter 76. Perhaps the most controversial question of all times. Chapter 76: Hearing the words of Rama of imperishable ...
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Did Ram die by commiting suicide? And who performed his last rites?

Towards the end of Ramayana (Uttar Kand) we are told that King Ram along with several citizens of Ayodhya die by submerging in a river. Does this act count as suicide? Also, what happened to Ram's ...
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What was Ravana's age when Sri Rama killed him?

Ravana was born way before Sri Rama, as per inferences using some texts, he was born 12 or 13 Mahayuga before Sri Rama (born - 24th Treta Yuga). From this answer, it seems that Ravana was atleast 56 ...
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Was Śrī Rāma elder or younger to Hanumāna?

Today (April 16th, 2022) coincides with the popularly celebrated Hanumāna Jayantī (Hanumān's birthday) i.e, on Caitra Pūrņimā. Although, from various sources, I have found at least 8 different dates ...
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Did Rama pay any alimony or maintenance to Sita when he abandoned her?

In Ramarajya, one would expect husband to pay alimony or monthly maintenance to their wife if he abandons her. Did Rama himself pay any alimony to Sita when he abandoned her in the forest?
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The story of Ramayana found in Ramacharitamanas belongs to which kalpa?

I have seen somewhere (not able to recall the source now) that Ramacharitamanas belongs to a kalpa named 'Pitri' Kalpa. Is it true? If not , then the story of ramacharitamanas is of which kalpa?
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Do we have references to Ramaleela being enacted in the previous yugas?

Rāmalīlā/Ramaleela (रामलीला) — Name of a dramatic performance or play, on the story of Rāma & Sītā based on the Rāmāyaṇas; (Literally - ‘Rāma's līlā or divine play/pasttime ’) is any dramatic ...
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Do we have any references to Tamil kings in Ramayana?

Do we have any references to Tamil kings in Ramayana? Though Lord Rama goes to Lanka through Rameswaram, we dont see any reference to tamil kings in Ramayana? why they didnt support him with their ...
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Did Lord Rama order the execution of Lord Hanuman?

I read that Sri Rama had ordered Lord Hanuman's execution, I can't remember why, but when the sentence was attempted to be carried out, the weapons didn't affect Hanuman, due to his loyalty to Rama. ...
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Is Krittivasi Ramayana authentic?

1.Is Krittivasi Ramayana an authentic scripture or is it just a literacy work? Should we consider statements from that Ramayana as authentic ? 2.If it is authentic,then has any acharya from any ...
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Were Śrī Rāma's brothers - Bharata, Lakṣmaṇa & Śatrughna also 'Eka-patnī-vrata'?

As discussed in this accepted QnA, that Śrī Rāma maintained 'Eka-patnī-vrata'. My question is: Did Śrī Rāma's three brothers viz. Bharata, Lakṣmaṇa & Śatrughna too, pledged with the 'Eka-patnī-...
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Is the Valmiki Ramayana which is available to us , belongs to this Kalpa(Swetavaraha Kalpa)?

We know from various scriptures that Ramayana happened in the 24th Chaturyuga of the Vaivasvat Manvantara. But does the Valmiki Ramayana which we all have and read in our homes , belong to this ...
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Is the name 'Rama' same as the 2 Syllabled Rama mantra?

What is the 2 syllabled mantra of Lord Rama in the Rama Rahasya Upanishad? Is it same as the name 'Rama' which we use in daily life? If yes , then 1.Does that mean we are indirectly chanting the ...
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Did Lord Ram destroy Ram Setu after evacuating Sita ji?

Ram-setu is mentioned as a bridge in multiple records by famous travelers. There are sources which states that the bridge was above sea-level till 1480 AD. But there is a legend which claims that Lord ...
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Does enlightenment (moksha) imply the dissolution of "bad" karma?

For example, Krishna was definarely a liberated being at the very least, and even in his own teaching to Aryuna he said that one who reaches that state crosses over to the side beyond sin, ad misdeads....
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Meaning of "dravau" and "ajir" in "Mangal Bhavan" chaupai

I know this is more related to language stack exchange but I am not so sure there are enough people expert on Awadhi there. One of the most famous line of Shriramacharitmanas: बंदउँ बालरूप सोई रामू। ...
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Why is Shiva called as Brahman by Tulasidasji?

Tulasidas ji writes "jeev anek, ek srikanta" Or there are many jivas but only one god, the husband of Shri. So that would imply that one and only God is Lord Rama ie husband of Sri, then why ...
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