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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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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 ...
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How can Lord rama consume meat without sacrificing it to the dieties first? [closed]

All scriptures unanimously agree that eating meat without sacrifice is a sin, then why is there no mention of Lord rama sacrificing animals, there are no verses which directly state that he ate meat ...
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Why Ramcharitmanas 6.61 mentions Lakshmana as his mother's only son and Raama's sahodara bhraataa?

Ramcharitmanas 6.61 (Lankakaanda - Doha/Sortha 61): सुत बित नारि भवन परिवारा। होहिं जाहिं जग बारहिं बारा।। अस बिचारि जियँ जागहु ताता। मिलइ न जगत सहोदर भ्राता।।4।। [Lord Rama to Lakshmana:...
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Was Goswami Tulsidas a reconciler of Advaita and Vishishtadvaita?

Goswami Tulsidas, the sixteenth century poet, one of the greatest Rama-bhaktas of all time, incarnation of Rishi Valmiki was the composer of famous works like Hanuman Chalisa, Ram Stuti and most ...
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Do Hindus think two Sikh clans are descended from Lava and Kusha?

It is said in Sri Dasam granth, authored by Guru Gobind Singh, that the Bedi and Sodhi clan of Punjab are descendants of Kush and Lav respectively, the sons of SriRama. It is said the Bedis got ...
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Did Lord Rama or Lord Krishna ever convince any Rakshasa?

Did Lord Rama or Lord Krishna ever convince any Rakshasa and also did the Rakshasa changed his attitude to only spiritual life leaving behind all his sinful actions and follow them?
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Which biography of Sri Ramakrishna mentions the visit of a Ramanandi Vaishnava to the Dakshineshwar Temple?

According to this YouTube video, a Ramanandi Vaishnava in Ayodhya had received the vision of Rama in his dream oncr where the Lord says He has taken incarnated in Bengal as Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa....
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Were the holy names “Raam” , “Hari” and others originally used for Brahman?

So this might be a little controversial, but I was really curios what is the earliest reference of names "Hari" and "Ram" in vedic scriptures ? The way I think it is this way : Names like Ram and ...
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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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Why did Rama construct bridge to Lanka?

Why did Rama construct bridge to Lanka and did not use boats or ships which were easy to build? Any reason that you can think or mentioned anywhere?
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What scriptures describe Shiva whispering Rama's name to those who die in Kashi?

The Rama Bhujanga Stotra is a hymn to Rama composed by the Advaita philosopher Adi Shankaracharya. Here is what he says in verse 3 of the hymn: yadāvarṇayatkarṇamūle'ntakāle śivo rāma rāmeti ...
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Is Jagadguru Ramanandacharya considered an incarnation?

Ramanandacharya was a fourteenth century saint, one of the greatest devotees of Sri Rama, Vishishtadvaitin and the founder of the Ramanandi Sampradaya (a sub-sect in Sri Vaishnavism). Kabir, the ...
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A question on chronology of Muktika Canon

I have read Upanishads are 108 , and in the Muktika Canon , Sri Ramchandra enumerates their name to Hanuman when Hanuman asked him the way to salvation. As far as my knowledge, Upanishads were ...
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How could Hanuman change his form to human to meet lord Rama while he forgot about his powers?

When Hanuman goes to meet lord Rama for the first time, did he meet with his original form or as a human? If so, why he didn't meet lord Rama with his original form? How could they identify each ...
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Did lord Shri Ram, Laxman and Sita ever face dangerous wild animals during their exile in forests?

During lord Rama's exile period they killed many Asuras. And sometimes I assume that, In jungle or forest wild animals like lions, tigers,bears and others would also be present there. Did they ever ...
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Sri Rama and squirrel.. where did this story originate?

There is a famous story about a squirrel helping Sri Rama in building the bridge (Rama setu) to go to Lanka. A squirrel sees Vanara army accumulating boulders and rocks for the bridge. A squirrel ...
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Was Valmiki (writer of Ramayana) 24th Vyasa?

Vishnu Purana: English Translation: (Source) In the twenty-fourth, Riksha (also can be written as Riksh or Ruksh or Ruksha), the descendant of Bhrigu, who is known also by the name Válmíki Kurma ...
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How did lord Rama reach Rameshwaram?

How did Lord Rama arrive to Rameshwaram island? There was no way to reach Rameshwaram then except going on a boat. Also with his huge army he can't go to Rameshwaram with boat.
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Why “Rama” Nama is called Taraka mantra?

At Manikarnika Ghat of Varanasi (Kashi), Lord Shiva liberates the dead by saying "Taraka mantra" in ears of the dead. Many Puranas assert this fact. Chapter 30, Purvavadha , Kasi Khanda of Skanda ...
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How many years did Lord Vishnu's human incarnations live for? [duplicate]

As per this question lord Ram must live more then 10000 years as if he ruled his kingdom for 10000 yrs. So How many years did lord Rama live on the earth? I also listen that lord Krishna lived for ...
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For what reason did Dasharatha marry three women?

What is the significance of Dasharatha's marriage with three women and why was lord Rama born into a family where three mothers were there?
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Why lord Ram used Brahmastra to kill Hanuman but failed? [duplicate]

What is the story and why lord Ram want to kill Hanuman and finally used Brahmastra but failed? How could the Brahmastra failed?
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What is the meaning of Ram or Rama? [duplicate]

Why Ram is named as this specific name "Ram"? what is the meaning and significance of Ram?
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What was the age of Sita at the time of marriage?

I've read the claims that she was a child at the time of marriage. Is that really true? What scriptures tell about the marriage age of Sita?
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Are there any scriptures that portray Lord Rama to be the source of all incarnations including Lord Vishnu?

There are many verses in the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Brahma-Vaivarta Purana which are used by Krishna-centric Vaishnava traditions to show that Lord Krishna is the source of all incarnations, ...
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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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Did Ravana have knowledge about Rama being an avatar of Vishnu?

Did Ravana have knowledge about Rama being an avatar of Vishnu before the battle? If he knows that Ram is Vishnu's Avatar and will be killed by him then why didn't he change himself to save his life?
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Why does the Bhagavata Purana say Vyasa incarnated before Rama?

Bhagavatam describes supreme personality of godhead incarnated as Vyasa before Rama: SB 1.3.21 Thereafter, in the seventeenth incarnation of Godhead, Śrī Vyāsadeva appeared in the womb of ...
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Why Goddess Durga was worshiped on dusshera?

Dusshera is the day the Ravana was killed by the Rama, but Hindus worship Goddess Durga instead of Rama on dusshera ? Why so?
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In which scripture does Lord Hanuman say that Advaita, Dvaita and Vishishtadvaita are all valid philosophies?

I have found several blogs where Lord Rama asks Lord Hanuman how He perceives Him. Lord Hanuman replies: देहबुद्ध्या तु दासोऽस्मि जीवबुद्ध्या त्वदंशकः। आत्मबुद्ध्या त्वमेवाहमिति मे निश्चिता मतिः॥ ...
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Anomaly in birth chart of Sri Rama? Kindly clarify

Valmiki says Rama was born on a Shukla Navami. Distance between Sun and Moon is > 96 deg. He also says Sun is exalted which is in Mesha Rashi( 0 to 30 deg). The he says Moon is in Punarvasu Nakshatra ...
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Which is the oldest scriptural reference for Diwali?

The festival of Diwali is associated with many legends: The first day of Dhan Trayodashi is the day when Goddess Lakshmi appeared from the Samudra Manthan. Next comes Narak Chaturdashi is when ...
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What were the reasons for suffering of Lord Rama and Devi Sita?

"What you reap is what you sow." Generally every human birth is based upon the rule of Karma. If you do good you will have good and if you do bad then you will have bad things happening in your life. ...
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Where does the Valmiki Ramayana state that Lord Rama killed Ravana in the month of April/May? [duplicate]

Are there any verses in Valmiki Ramayana which say that Lord Rama killed Ravana in the months Of April/May and returned Ayodhya at the time of April/May only?
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What did the royal families wear during Ramayana and Mahabharata era?

I see in almost all TV shows based on Ramayana or Mahabharata that royal family wears these Jewellery and other ornaments. Was it like that during those period? I wonder how they used to manage with ...
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Did Sri Rama visit Hatya Haran teertha (Prabhaskar Teertha) to purify himself?

Did Sri Rama visit Hatya Haran teertha (Prabhaskar Teertha) to purify himself of the sin of Brahma Hatya due to killing of Raavana? The Sthala Purana of Hatyaharan Teertha as it is popularly known in ...
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Chance of Ravana to win the war against Ram [closed]

If Vibhishan is not in the Rama's side . What is a chance of Ravan to defeat Ram in the war. As we can see that Vibhishan has pretty good impact in the war. like; 1) He told Ram about real ...
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If Goddess Sita is the daughter of Bhumi Devi, then how can we say Lord Ram is an Incarnation of Lord Vishnu?

Lord Vishnu has 2 wives: one is Shree Mahalakshmi and the other is Bhumi Devi, as mentioned in the following shlok which many people say in the morning: ॥ विष्णुपत्नि नमस्तुभ्यं पादस्पर्शं ...
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Why do some Hindus say “ram ram” twice?

Why do some Hindus say "ram ram" twice?, why not only once like "ram" or thrice like "ram ram ram"? What is the actual reason behind that?
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Rama's play in Ramayana is true feeling?

I don't really understand that Ram's play in Ramayana is true feeling or acting. In some situation he clearly shows his super power and he is a god (described in Situation 1). In some other dangerous ...
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In which scripture, does Sage Narada ask for the boon that Lord Rama's name be the superior of all names?

Moonstar2001 in response to a question said: There is a story that in one of the rama avataras, sage Narada asked Rama for the boon that the name "Rama" be more potent than any other names of the ...
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Why didn't Lord Ram try to prove Mother Sita's Purity but rather chose to exile her?

Lord Ram exiled Mother Sita to follow his Raja Dharma as his peoples doubted Mother Sita's Purity. Many of the people other than Lord Ram and Lakshmana witnessed Mother Sita's Agni Pariksha King ...
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Book recommendation for Srimad Valmiki Ramayana ( with commentary )

It will be extremely useful if some one here can recommend a good translated version of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, either in English or Kannada. I have considered C. Rajagopalachari's edition, but I am ...
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Why are the names of Lord Krishna and Lord Rama superior to the name of Lord Vishnu?

Though Krishna and Rama are said to be incarnations of Vishnu, many scriptures tell us that names of Krishna and Rama are superior to the name of Lord Vishnu. In the Padma Purana Lord Shiva tells Mata ...
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What are the main differences between Valmiki Ramayana and Agastya Ramayana?

Ramayana, the story of Rama is known to be existing in 300 different versions. Of all the versions of the stories, Valmiki Ramayana is the most accepted. Apart from Valmiki Ramayana; Adhyatma Ramayana,...

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