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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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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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Was Manusmriti the constitution of Ram Rajya?

In Sarga 18 of the Kishkindha Kanda of the Valmiki Ramayana, Rama explains to a dying Vali as to why He attacked him behind his back. Rama categorically explains all the questions put by Vali in the ...
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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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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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Why Vishnu/Rama are called asuras in Vedas? [duplicate]

I was looking at "asura" article on wikipedia, and found out that certain vedic deities are called asuras. But in Yajurveda Vishnu is equated to Varuna. At same time in Rigveda Varuna is refered to as ...
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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 Lord Rama show Vishwaroopa Darshan to Sati Devi?

I know Krishna showed his Vishwaroopa Darshna during Mahabharatha War. But Shiva Puranam by DSR Anjaneyulu, which was translated to English from Telugu by RM Chella says, Rama had shown Vishwaroopa ...
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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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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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What is the story of KumbhaKarna's death?

This question on Baali mentions that the arrows used by Shri Rama used to kill Baali were also used to kill Kumbhakarna. Shri Rama used a 100 arrows and even those could not kill KumbhaKarna. What is ...
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Is Rama mantra made up of two mantras?

I have heard that Rama is mantra of two Mantras. Ra from Om namo naRayana and Ma from Om NaMah Shivay. Is this true?
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Was Ram Bhagwan Ji sighted in recent times?

Was Ram Bhagwan Ji sighted in recent times ? I mean some reliable story of darshan etc. I have read a lot on the internet but want to see what people have to say.
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Did Lord Rama Take Birth in Chaturbhuja Form?

When Lord Vishnu took human avataras like Vamana and Krishna, He appeared in chaturbhuja form holding chakra, shankha, gada and padma along with all ornaments and Shrivatsa mark on His chest. This ...
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Why did Sita go to the forest with Rama?

While Rama was going to the forest, Sita also went to the forest without any second thought as far as I know; Why did Rama allow her to do it? Did any discussion happen between Rama and Sita to make ...
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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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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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First meeting between Hanuman and Shree Rama

This wiki article describes that when Sugreeva sent Hanuman as an emissary to meet Rama and Lakshmana. It also claims that on seeing Hanuman, Shri Rama praised Hanuman greatly. How is this meeting ...
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Was Shri Rama named by Maharishi Vashishtha?

If so, was there any specific reason behind choosing that name?
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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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Was Lord Rama born to a human?

Did Lord Rama take birth from a human body? that is from a human mother since He is God and not an avatar?
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Rama's family values as interpreted by devotees

Rama is considered the perfect husband. He is also well known for the strong brotherly bond with lakshmana. However, by the end of Ramayana, Rama is shown to abandon both sita and lakshmana for ...
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Did Ravaan kill Surpanakha's husband?

While scrolling through Surpanakha's page on Wikipedia, there it was written that Ravaan had eaten Surpanakha's husband (Vidyutjiva) Here is a part of the page --------- At the time of conquering ...
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Where Ram Stuti is located in Ramcharitmanas?

Where is the Ram Stuti "Bhaye Prakat Kripala Deēen........" located In Ramcharitmanas? Actually, I bought a Ramcharitmanas and I was searching for the Stuti but didn't get it yet. Can Anyone Help me ...
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Who prescribed sanjivani when Lakshmana became unconscious?

This is a question about Ramayana. In the battle between Rama and Ravana, Lakshmana was struck with an arrow shot by Meghnad, the son of Ravana. Lakshmana became unconscious. Which healer was then ...
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What are the salient features of Rameswaram Shivalinga mentioned in Ramacharitmanas?

It is believed that the presiding deity, of the Ramanathaswamy Temple(in Rameswaram)viz the Lingam of Lord Ramanathaswamy(Lord Shiva), was consecrated by Lord Sri Rama. It is learnt that in the ...
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Why do most people fast on Rama Navami but not on Janmashtami?

Why do people fast on Rama Navami unlike Krishna Janmashtami where we celebrate with lot of sweets?
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Why does SB 9.10.9 say that it was Rāma (and not Lakṣmaṇa) that disfigured Śūrpaṇakhā?

Why does the Śūrpaṇakhā incident in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 9.10 differ from the version found in Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa? Canto 9: Liberation CHAPTER TEN The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra ...
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Why did Shree Ram shoot the arrow at the deer when asked by Sita mata?

To kill an animal is said to be a sin in the Sanatana Dharma. So, why did Shree Ram shoot the arrow at the deer when asked by Sita mata? What is the justification for this action?
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Who is Tulasidas? What is the story of him?

Who is Tulasidas? What is the story of him? What did he create except ramcharitmanas and hanuman chalisa?
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Why did Lord Rama perform an Ashwamedha Yajna?

I am not sure about the reason of Ashwamedha Yajna but I have heard that when a person does a hundred Ashvamedha Yajna then he is capable for Indrasan (position of Indra). Lord Rama did an Ashwamedha ...
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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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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 do Lord Vishnu's incarnations worship Lord Shiva?

In Padma Purana, Uttara Khanda, Lord Vishnu tells Lord Shiva- 'O powerful Rudra,in every age in My different incarnations I too shall worship you to delude the demons. Following these doctrines,...
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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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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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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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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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Can anyone explain the meaning of Ramraksha strotra? [closed]

I heard that to maximize the effect of chanting Ramraksha strotra, I need to understand the Hindi meaning of it. Does anyone know the meaning of it fully? I don't know to read Hindi, but I understand. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What would please Lord Hanuman more - chanting Hanuman Chalisa or chanting Rama naam? [closed]

Lord Rama would probably want his devotee to be glorified above him, and Srila Prabhupada also states many times that Lord Sri Krishna says that worship of the devotee is higher than My worship - http:...
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Is Shri Rama biological son of Dashratha?

In VR balakand-26-11 "Then Dasharatha on entering palace chambers spoke this to queen Kausalya, "Receive this dessert to beget your son."". In my opinion which hints about ...

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