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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 Lord Ram is called Maryada Purshottam and Lord Krishna Purna Purshottam?

I have heard many people saying Lord Ram is Maryada Purshottam and Lord Krishna is Purna Purshottam. Could any one please tell me why is it so. and what is the difference between Maryada Purshottam ...
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What did Lord Ram tried to Teach? [duplicate]

I have heard many times that Lord Vishnu's incarnation as Lord Ram was to teach people how to live life. But it is not possible for me to understand this. Could any one Please help me in ...
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Did Lord Rama break His promise to his mother Kausalya and if so why?

Lord Rama, the seventh avatara of Vishnu is known as a personality who always keeps His word. However, the following verses from the Valmiki Ramayana struck me. चतुर्दश हि वर्षाणि वत्स्यामि विजने ...
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Who can be considered the better archer between Lord Rama and Arjuna?

According to scriptures, if there has to be comparison between "Lord Rama" and "Arjuna", then who was the better archer among them? Though both can be considered great in their own way. In my opinion,...
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What is the reason behind Lord Rama's disappearance?

I believe Lord Rama is a symbol of Perfect man (as Son, Husband, Father and King), but still I don't know the reason for Rama's disappearance. According to Padma Purana "Disappearance of Sri ...
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Why did Shri Rama worship Shiva in Ramayana eventhough He is god? [duplicate]

I know that Shri Rama is God , then why did He worship Shiva Linga in Ramayana?
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Clarification about Ikshvaku lineage

As per story, Raja Harishchandra was 33rd descendant of Ikshvaku family. Bhagiratha was 44th and Rama 63rd. Raja Harishchandra worked on ghats of Benares cremation grounds on banks of Ganga but Ganga ...
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Why didn't Lord Rama and Lord Krishna stop untouchability?

Scriptures confirm that the untouchability was practiced during Dwapara Yuga. Lord Rama and Lord Krishna were incarnations of God incarnated to destroy adharma on the earth in Treta Yuga and Dwapara ...
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What was the reason behind carving Lord Ram's name on the boulders of Ram Setu Bridge?

All websites and television shows say Lord Ram's Name was carved on the boulders of Ram Setu Bridge that was built by Vanara Army. ACCORDING to SCRIPTURES: Nala had a Boon that he can make stones ...
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Why Pregnant Sita sent to forest without any Mercy? [duplicate]

In Ramayana, Why Pregnant Sita sent to forest without any Mercy? My Question is different from this.
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What is the Balatibala Mahamantra which was taught to Rama by Sage Vishwamitra?

In Ramayana we see that Sri Vishwamitra imparted a special mantra called "balA-atibalA" to Sri Rama and Lakshmana which is considered to be immensely helpful in both spiritual and materialistic ...
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Why Shrirama often referred as Raghava after Raghu when before and after Raghu many illustrious kings have emerged?

ShriRama was a purushottama. However he is linked only to Raghu, one of his ancestors but not Dilipa, Sagara, Ikshvaku, Bhagiratha, Aja, Dasharatha. Why Raghu is so important? Also after Rama, his ...
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Lord Shree Rama ruled his kingdom for 11000 years?

How is it possible to rule a kingdom for so many years? Or was it like his kingdom followed his dynasty for so many years? Ravana lived more than Lord Shree Ram as per this link. How is this ...
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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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Did Lord Rama ever claim Godhood or divinity himself? [duplicate]

Like Lord Krishna in Mahabharata (geeta) made clear about his divinity, did Rama also show his divine aspect or claim that he was an avatara or god ? Did he make any claims or statements that he was ...
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Did Rāma have Kuja doṣa? What about the Pāṇḍavas?

Did Rāma have Kuja doṣa (a.k.a maṅgala doṣa, māṅgalika)? What about the Pāṇḍavas? I see all of them exiled to the woods in their prime years. This must be the worst thing that can happen to a ...
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Why did Rāma kill Śambūka? And is Rāma justified in killing him without a second chance?

In Uttara-kāṇḍa of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, we see Vālmīki narrate the story of Śambūka. Questions: Why did Rāma kill Śambūka? Is it because Śambūka was a śūdra or is it because he was doing tapasya for ...
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Why did Rama try to kill an innocent deer just for its skin?

Hinduism doesn't favour violence or killing innocent beings. We support being vegetarians. But isn't killing a deer for its golden skin unjustified? I'm referring to the incident in Ramayana where ...
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Was Hanuman ever shot in the leg by an arrow?

Was Hanuman ever shot in the leg by an arrow while he was flying with the mountain containing the Sanjivani herb, for Lakshmana? I've heard that he was, which was a reminder for him to be humble and ...
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Is the Rama Setu pilgrimage “equally effective” for all pilgrims irrespective of their dwelling places?

The Skanda Purana,Brahma Khanda,describes the greatness of Rama Setu as follows: In the Brahma Khanda of Skanda Purana, Suta Maha Muni addressed a Conclave of Rishis and narrated the significance ...
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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 couldn't or why didn't Lord Rama withdraw his Brahmastra when Arjuna could?

There are a few instances in Ramayana about Lord Rama firing Brahmastra weapons but couldn't withdraw it saying that a Brahmastra weapon never goes waste, but we see in Mahabharata that Arjuna while ...
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Which Smṛtis or dharma śāstras give a brāhmaṇa the adhikāra to fast unto death to collect his debt?

For many Hindus, The Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa has become a way of life. But for Rāma himself it is the Śruti and Smṛti that have guided every step and every move of his life. One instance where the Smṛtis ...
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In her second boon, why does Kaikeyi say नव पञ्च च वर्षाणि (nine and five years) instead of चतुर्दश वर्षाणि (fourteen years)?

Revealing her second boon to Daśaratha, Kaikeyī says "नव पञ्च च वर्षाणि" (nine and five years) instead of चतुर्दश वर्षाणि (fourteen years). Is this just Vālmīki's play of words or is there a ...
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If Rama used Brahmastra on Ravana, why didn't Ravana turn to ashes?

Question 1: Did Lord Rama really use the Brahmastra on Ravana to kill him? If he did use it, then, Ravana's entire body should have turned to ashes. It would have even created a major natural ...
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Why didn't Ravana use the Chandrahasa sword against Lord Rama?

From http://ramayana.tigercoder.com/07uttara/uttara_016.html: “After being spoken to in this way by Lord Shiva, Ravana, the lord of Lanka replied: ‘O Lord Shiva, if you are pleased with me, grant ...
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Did Lord Rama create or invent fire?

Is there any scripture mentioning Lord Rama creating fire or inventing it?
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In his lecture to Vāli, which Manu-smṛti verses is Rāma talking about?

From here, Rāma, in his lecture to Vāli, defending his actions, mentions the following two verses from Manu-smṛti. Which exact verses (ch. and verse no.) from Manu is Rāma referring to? 'When kings ...
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Ramayana - ravana and lakshman [duplicate]

In the end of the holy war when Ravana was just going to die, Lord Rama asked his brother Lakshman to go and gain knowledge from Ravana? Why did he do so and what exactly was the knowledge lord rama ...
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If Rāma could sacrifice his kingdom to Bharata, why couldn't Yudhiṣṭhira do it for Duryodhana?

Here's Rāma's attitude towards his own brothers (or should I call them cousins because technically they were not born to the same mother): धर्ममर्थं च कामं च पृथिवीं चापि लक्षण | इच्छामि भवतामर्थे ...
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What is the relationship between cause and effect as enunciated in the Yoga Vasistha?

Yoga Vashishtha is a text in which Maharishi Vashishtha gives knowledge to Shri Rama. It is in the form of conversation between the two of them. How is the relationship between cause and effect ...
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“Sarva Dharman Parityejya Mamekam Sharanam Vraja…” in Shiva Gita?

One of the most important verse of Bhagvad Gita is the 66th verse of 18th Chapter where Lord states as: सर्वधर्मान्परित्यज्य मामेकं शरणं व्रज | अहं त्वां सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यामि मा शुच: || 66||...
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What was the reward given by Sri Rama to Jatayu for fighting Ravana?

Jatayu has a very significant place in the Ramayana epic. When Jatayu saw the mighty Ravana abducting Sita {Goddess Lakshmi} he put up a courageous fight to free Sita {Goddess Lakshmi}, from the all ...
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Did Lord Rama reach Ayodhya after 20 days from Dusherra?

I've came across this question in Quora which got so many answers according to their view. I think some answers are utterly incorrect. Moreover one answer says it took 1 yr 18 days to return to ...
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Why is Ram lila popular in North India than South India?

When thought of Deepavali the question struck my mind--- Krishna killed Narakasura and we celebrate Deepavali. Rama killed Ravana mightier than Narakasura. During vijayadasami, Ramlila is the one we ...
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Why didn't Rāma leave his ring back in Ayodhya before setting out to the forest?

It is well-known that, in Kishkindha Kāṇḍa, before Hanumān begins his search for Sītā, Rāma gives his signet ring to Hanumān which he later hands over to Sītā saying: O illustrious lady! I am a ...
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Why did Hanuman burn the city of Lanka?

When Hanuman was sent to Lanka as a peace messenger to King Ravana, he was humiliated and his tail was set on fire. In turn, Hanuman burnt the entire city of Lanka to ashes. Was it right to punish the ...
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Is Gana Kuta authentic as per texts?

Gana Kuta has three classifications: deva manushya rakshasa Which Hindu text says about it and what does it imply? Suppose a human belongs to deva gana, is he superior to the other two ganas? ...
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What happened to the Rama Setu after Ramayana?

Lord Rama constructed the Setu from Indian mainland to then Srilanka with help of the vanara army. After the death Ravana, what happened to the stone bridge?
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In which year Sita was abducted by Ravana?

For many years Lord Rama and Sita lived together in the forest. Out of 14 years of exile, in which year was Sita captured by Ravana? Is there any reference in Valmiki Ramayana about the years? ...
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Why did Rama tell Lakshmana that “your father” is dead and not “our father”?

Bharata told to Rama and Lakshmana that King Dasaratha died. Immediately, Rama tells Lakshmana that your father is dead. But Rama is also a son of Dasaratha. What is the reason behind Rama telling ...
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Why Hanuman not considered a king even though his father was a king?

Why Hanuman did not become/considered a king even though his father was a king? Who ran the kingdom after Kesri (hanuman's dad) if hanuman did not take his place?
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What is Rama Rajya?

From childhood till now we all hear about Rama Rajya. But what exactly is Rama Rajya? What is its description? I have asked so many times to sants but they are also not giving me a satisfied answer. ...
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What is the Adithya Hridhyam Stotra?

It is mentioned, in the Ramayana, that Maharishi Agastya gave the "all powerful and eternal" Adithya Hridhyam Strotra to Sri Rama, immediately before his final encounter with Ravana. राम रा...
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Why did Lord Rama need Lakshmana around all the time?

If Rama was an avatar of Lord Vishnu, why did he need Lakshmana around him all the time?
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Vedarama's historical evidence in Hinduism

Any Hindu scriptures giving evidence of Vedarama? The qualities, the traits he perceived and what good qualities we should learn from Vedarama?
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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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Did Shri Rama and Shri Krishna kill all the adversaries

In case of Shri Rama I have heard about Vali and Ravana he killed both of them at the end of the battle. Similarly Shri Krishna killed Narakarasura, Bakasura, Putana, etc. Is there any story/evidence ...
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Sahasra Mukhi (Thousand Faced) Raavana Killed by Sita

Siya Ke Ram is an Indian historical epic TV series on Star Plus produced by Nikhil Sinha. I'm talking about the episode telecast on 30 Aug 2016, which you can watch here Here you can see how Sita ...
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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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