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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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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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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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Looking for that passage or verse from Ramayana where Rama acknowldeges the power of Bhakti

So pleased with Hanuman at a certain time in Ramayana Lord Rama declares that by dint of his love and Bhakthi Hanuman has become in fact even more powerful than himself (Rama)... a sort of win-over. ...
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Doubts about avatars of Vishnu

My question is how come two avatars of Vishnu (Rama and Parasuraman) can be in the same place in the same time ( Ramayana ) ?
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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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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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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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Does the Ramacharitamanas Prashnavali concept have any basis in Scriptures?

The Ramacharitamanas Prashnavali or Sri Ramashalaka Prashnavali The answers/predictions in Ramacharitamanas Prashnavali or Sri Ramashalaka Prashnavali (राम शलाका प्रश्नावली) are based on the ...
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Difference between Lord Rama and Lord Vishnu bows

Kodanda and Sharanga are bows of Lord Rama and Lord Vishnu respectively. Are both of them same or different? If different ,in what aspect they differ?
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Previous births of Lava and Kush

Every jiva has a Purva Janma (previous birth). How about Lava and Kusha's previous birth? Any source which talks about this? Is there any particular reason for their birth?
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Ram Raksha or Shiva Raksha : Which one was written first?

Ram Raksha Stotra (श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रम्) is a Sanskrit stotra, hymn of praise, used as a prayer for protection to Lord Rama. This stotra is Written by Budha Kaushika Rishi. As I discuss in this ...
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Did Ikshvaku Rama rule Ayodhya or Vishnu avatara Rama?

As we know the purpose of Rama avatara was to liberate Ravana, and for this purpose Vishnu had to forget his divinity. But in the Yuddha Kanda, after the Agni Pariksha, all the devas headed by Brahma ...
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From where can I get english translation of BhaavaArthBodhini or Critical Edition Of RamCharitManas by Swami RamBhadrAcharya?

I would like to know where I can get either soft or hard copy of english translation of Swami RamaBhadrAcharya's critical edition of Tulsi Das's Sri RamCharitManas aslo known as BhavaArthaBodhini. I ...
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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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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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Why two avatars of Lord Vishnu, Rama and Parasurama meet in the same timeline?

Lord parashurama came to fight with lord Rama when lord Rama broke the hara dhanu. Now, why these two avatars meet with each other? What was the main motivation of this occurrence? Does it mean that ...
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Can i chant nama of lord Rama without initiation?

Is it ok to chant ramanama without initiation? I am chanting without initiation until now. Is it ok to chant ramanama without tulasi beads?
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Why didn't Mārīca seek refuge in Rāma like Vibhīṣaṇa did?

Often times, we end up in "to be or not to be" situations where the heart (manas) tells us one thing to do, but our mind (buddhi) says something else. The speaker in this YouTube video (Telugu) ...
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Why did Sita had to end her life in the way she did?

Sita believed that Rama was lord Himself and accepted his wish by taking the pledge, why did she took such a pledge which would eventually end her life and separate her forever from Rama while she ...
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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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I would like to know the story of Kesari, the father of Hanumanji

We know Kesari was a powerful being. Recently I came across an article on Bharatpedia.org and I came to know that he was a chief in the Vanara sena and fought Ravana's army. I am curious to know what ...
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Clarification regarding a verse in Valmiki Ramayana.?

How did Lord Hanuman see the abode of Lord Brahma,Indra and other below mentioned Gods in the Himalayas.? स ब्रह्मकोशं रजतालयं च | शक्रालयं रुद्रशरप्रमोक्षम् | हयाननं ब्रह्मशिरश्च दीप्तं | ददर्श ...
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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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Is the translation of Bhusundi Ramayana available online?

Is the translation of Aadi Ramayana/Bhusundi Ramayana (spoken by lord brahmaa) available online? (English or Hindi translation)
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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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Any Specific Reason for not having Raam Lala in Mandir at Home

Most of the Hindus, in there Mandir at home have Laddu Gopal, but very few (in fact I have seen none) who have Raam Lala (Bal Raam), is there any specific reason for such behavior? Are Hindus allowed ...
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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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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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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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Does the tradition of writing Rama Koti have any scriptural basis?

Rama Koti is a practice in Hinduism in which a devotee of Rama writes the name of Rama in a book for one crore times. Is this tradition of writing rama koti mentioned anywhere in the scriptures or ...
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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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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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What is the story of Sītā (wife of Rāma) killing Śatānana Rākṣasa?

Sītā with the help of Hanumān killed a Rākṣasa called Śatānana (hundred headed). What is the story of it and which scripture includes it?
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How did Sita marry Ram and Varuni marry Varuna?

Bhumidevi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. Her daughter is Sita. If this is so, how did Lord Vishnu/Rama marry his wife's daughter? Lakshmi,who comes out of the ocean of milk,is considered the daughter of ...
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Were Vali and Sri Rama of same age?

As per Sargas 15-17 of Srimad Ramayana, after Lord Vishnu agreed to take birth as a son of King Dasaratha, Lord Brahma ordered as follows: (The Gods become progenitors of Vanara heroes at the dictate ...
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Who was the guru of Vibhishana?

I found the following dialogues between Shri Hanuman and Vibhishana while going through Sundara Kand of Shri Ramcharit Manasa. And I came to know that Vibhishana is a true devotee of Lord Shri Rama ...
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Why wouldn't Sita go back to Mithila after she was abandoned by Shri Rama?

After Sita was exiled by Rama,why didn't she go back to Mithila? Isn't she Mithila's princess?Even if she didn't go, why couldn't Janaka arrange for his daughter Janaki's protection in the jungle?
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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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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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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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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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Which Tilak to be used for Lord Rama in art?

Which Tilak to be used for Lord Rama in art? I am making a video animation. Want to confirm which tilak should be used.
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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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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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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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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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How could Sri Rama communicate with the monkeys?

How could Sri Rama and Lakshmana communicate with the monkeys? It seems just impossible to any sensible person.But as it is written in our scriptures, it must have some deep inner meaning. Can ...
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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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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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What kind of purifactory rite is mentioned in ayodhya kanda which uses "aiNeyaM mamsa" antelope meat?

This is mentioned in ayodhya kand- "aiNeyam maamsam aahR^itya shaalaam yakSyaamahe vayam | kartvyam vaastushamanam saumitre cirajiivabhiH || 2-56-22 saumitre= Oh, Lakshmana!; aahR^itya= ...
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