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A Hindu epic, written by sage Valmiki. It is the story of Lord Rama's life.

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Rama's question to Hanuman and his reply

When where and why ( context ) did Rama question him when Hanuman replied to Rama thus: Deha Budhhya thadasoham, Jeeva Budhhya thadamsakah,Athmabudhhya thwamevaham,ithyenam mamanischayaha ?
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Who is this Rishabha mentioned at the end of Ramyana?

This excerpt from Uttara Khanda of Ramayana mentiones that someone named Rishabha will civizilite Ayodhya again, long after the end of Rama Avatar:- The enchanting City of Ayodhya, having remained ...
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For how many exact days Sitamata was in Lanka

Where can I find for how many exact days Sita mata ji was in Lanka .
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Can brahmanas have enemies?

Can Brahmanas have enmity with others like kshatriyas? Or they should maintain nirvairatvam?
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Have any devatas given boon to Brahmanas?

Since Brahmanas considered superior to Devas and Vishnu himself considers them worshipable..Is there any example in scripture where brahmanas have been given boons by devatas? Any examples ot ...
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Has anyone cursed anyone to go to naraka?

Has anyone in history of Sanatana Dharma cursed to go to naraka?
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Is there any instance of Sati practice described in Itihasa and Purana?

Was Sati practice (a widow sacrifices herself by sitting atop her deceased husband's funeral pyre) prevalent or rare in Hindu society described in Itihasas, Puranas, Vedas etc? Was it a norm or an ...
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Is Lakshmana's duties to his elder brother prioritized over his duties as a husband?

Is Lakshmana leaving his wife to serve his older brother considered dharmic, if yes, then what is the reasoning behind such?
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What was Ram's reasoning for not passing on his crown to one of his brothers, so he could be with Sita?

While Rama's duties as a husband are subordinate to his duties as a king, why didn't he pass on the mantle, I can think of some reasons, but is there any he gave?
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Can a Brahmana be a King?

I have heard that a brahmana cannot be coronated..Is it true? Are there any examples of Brahmin Kings in Dvapara or Treta yuga?
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Any historical relations between Pagan, Egyptian and Pauranic Hindu culture

I went to Athens and saw that Pagan culture was as old as 10000 BCE also similar to Egyptian culture Want to know has any incident or relations in Ramayana or Mahabharata or other historical event ...
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Why is killing even evil brahmins categorized as 'brahma hatya'?

The fact that in Hinduism 'brahma-hatya' is given special importance is discriminatory but we won't talk about that. What I am curious is why is the killing of evil brahmins - like Vritra by Indra and ...
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What was the story behind Ram Mandir?

History, Significance, Who built it?
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Did Ramji killed people of Lanka at night and burned houses?

I was seeing youtube video in which they said this. Is this true ?
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When did the Swaymvar system stop?

So as we know the scriptures talk about the swayamwara system being common during the Ramayan and Mahabharat era. When did this stop being practised?
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What is difference between The Sanskrit used in Ramayana, The Sanskrit Used in Mahābhārata, The Sanskrit Used In Bhāgvata Geeta and Paninian Sanskrit

I have been exploring the variations in Sanskrit used across different historical texts and would appreciate some detailed insights. Specifically, I'm interested in understanding the linguistic ...
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Is there any evidence to prove that Ramayan and Mahabharata are not Copied From Buddhist Jatakas. The Dashratha and Gatha Jatakas

I have seen many Buddhist claiming that Ramayana and Mahābhārata are copied from their Jatakas. Even Wikipedia says that Dashrata Jataka is oldest attested version of Ramayana. Is there any evidence ...
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Why didn’t Tulasidas write Ramacharitamanas in Hindi/Hindustani?

Hindi…or at the time Hindustani was far more prevalent than Awadhi if I’m not wrong. Online I found he wrote it in Awadhi to increase the reach of his work. Wouldn’t writing it in Hindi popularise it ...
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Where was Sumitrā from?

Sumitrā as we know was one of the three chief queens of Kosalan King Daśaratha and was the mother of Lakṣmaṇa and Śatrughna. What we don't know is where was she really from? Wikipedia and other ...
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Kekaya and Magadha

Kekaya's capital was known as Rājagṛha or Girivraja. Although , in the Critical addition of the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa , the word Girivraja is used for a city which is different from the Kekaya capital. My ...
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Who abducted Indra's wife Sachi?

When Ravana came to abduct Sita, Sita told Ravana that Valmiki Ramayana, Aranyakandam, Chapter 48 (last part) One can breathe on this earth carrying away Indra's wife, Sachi—but stealing me, the wife ...
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Commentaries on Ramayana

Looking for commentaries on Ramayana. Especially, regarding Advaita, Minamsa, Nyaya, Yoga, and Vaisheshika sects.
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Who provides the best Akhand Ramayan Path services?

Discover the unparalleled Akhand Ramayan Path services offered by Samskara. As your ultimate destination for all puja needs, we streamline the process for seekers. Choose from a variety of packages, ...
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Who is younger Kaikeyī or Sumitrā?

Throughout the Ayodhyā and other Kāṇḍas or the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇam , Sumitrā and Kaikeyī are mentioned as the middle mothers of Lord Rāma. somewhere Sumitrā is called the middle mother and somewhere ...
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Why did Sita accuse Lakshmana of being lustful?

On Ravana's instructions, Maricha disguised as a golden deer started roaming near the vicinity of the Ashrama where Rama was stationed in Dandakaranya. Eventually, Rama went in search of the "...
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Where can I read more about characters like Karn and meghnad?

I've been reading a lot of literatures on internet about both, most of the sources/references are vague. Is there any granth or puran or any other book that talks more about them or other characters ...
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If every Purana is written in different Kalpa, then the incidents of Ramayana written in these Puranas are also according to the same Kalpa?

Every Purana contains a description of all the incarnations, and every Purana is written in a different Kalpa, so how can we understand which event has happened when?
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Are the changes of Upanyanam regarding age actually recorded?

So, many people argue the age of Rama and Sita are older since both got their Upanyanam and were Dvijas? I am wondering if going through studentship actually changes the age as some people mentioned ...
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Are Luva and kusha and their children also Gods?

Do children and Grandchildren of Lord Rama also become God or have God-like powers?
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King Janaka in the Vedas

As we know , King Janaka Vaideha is mentioned in ancient Vaidika texts such as Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa , Jaiminī Brāhmaṇa and the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad. I thought only these 3 texts mentioned Janaka ...
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What should one do if someone abuses one's Guru and Guru's family members?

Kindly quote references which deal with this subject
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Hindu Equivalent of Pascal's Wager?

There is this famous wager designed by Pascal which aims to convince humans to act as if God is real Pascal's wager is a philosophical argument advanced by Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), seventeenth-...
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Kakbhushandi's different versions of epics

How can there be multiple version, with different outcomes like, Pandavs losing etc. If that was the case, how would there be yug parivartan? Plus, doesn't it go against that time is helix?
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Rama Doota to Sri Lanka

Too simple a question to ask.. In Ramayana who is the ambassador sent by Rama to Ravana before the war? Angada as in the Hindi movie (Ramanand Sagar) or Hanuman as in the Telugu movie as well as in ...
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Where in the Ramayana is it said that all the gods worship sage Agastya while the sage himself worships Śiva alone?

Śrī Appayya Dīkṣita mentions this in his Rāmāyaṇa-tātparya-sārasaṃgraha-stotra. It is apparently from the Rāmāyaṇa verses in the Araṇyakāṇḍa. But where exactly is it said that all the gods worship ...
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who was ruling saurashtra at the time of ramayana

There is this verse from valmiki ramayan which says प्राचीनान्सिन्धु सौवीरान्सौराष्ट्रेयांश्च पार्थिवान्। दाक्षिणात्यान्नरेन्द्रांश्च समस्तानानयस्व ह। There is not much information available on ...
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Did any Vedic kings(Ramayana Mahabharata Age) rule directly over mlecchas?

I know that Kings Mandhatri Yayati Bharata etc conquered entire world but did they also administer it..My question is can Aryan kings rule over land of mlecchas? Is there any scriptural example of ...
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What was the age difference between Ravana and Rama?

In the epic Ramayana, what was the age difference between Ravana and Rama?
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What is the best book to read Ramayana story in Malayalam?

What is the best book to read Ramayana story in Malayalam? What is the best book to read Ramayana story in Kindle Malayalam?
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Was there any avatar of Nara during Ramavatar?

It is being said that Nara and Narayan together takes birth in each Yug to establish the Dharma. During Krishna avatar, Krishna is the avatar of Narayan while Arjun is the avatar of Nara. I want to ...
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Family tree of Ravana

Is any family tree of Ravana available? Are there children of Ravana or is there a family tree for his sister's family?
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Why did Ram free Ahilya from her bondage?

Ram freed Ahilya who was made stone by her husband Gautam Rishi. I want to know why did he free her ? What did he say on freeing her ? Was Ahilya innocent ? Or She had got enough punishment ?
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Did Ram refuse to kill the golden deer?

Sita asked Ram to kill golden dear. Did Ram refuse to kill the dear ?
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Did Ram and Sita get united in the end?

Bhagwan Ram abadoned Mata Sita and she had to live in the forest. I want to know what happened in the end ? Did Ram and Sita get united in the end ? Did Ram forgave Sita and restored her as queen ? ...
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Why did Bhagwan Ram abandon Mata Sita?

It is commonly known that Bhagwan Ram abadoned Mata Sita after returing to Ayodhya. And she had to live in forest. I want to know the exact details as to why Ram abandoned Sita. What did Ram say to ...
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Who is the celestial being appears at Dasaratha's Putra Kameshti Yagna?

Most of us know that a celestial being appears at Dasaratha's Putra Kameshti Yagna. But, Who actually he is? (Note: For help, you can find is if any deity's appearance is totally same as this guy and ...
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The Ikṣvākus in the Vedas

In the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa , We have characters who belong to Vedic Dynasties. Goddess Sītā is from the Videha Empire and is the daughter of King Janaka Vaideha who is mentioned in the Brāhmaṇas and ...
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Good and clear photos of original Sanskrit Manuscript of Mahabharata in full

Are there any good photos ie easy to read and good lighting of the whole Mahabharata and Ramayana including the accused "interpolated" options? Please include a Manuscript with headers for ...
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Itihasa and Dharmashastra, Nitishastra and Dharmasutra

What were the rules used by the famous kingdoms during the events of Ramayana and Mahabharata? If none is provided would it be fair to assume that the Dharmasutras were the sacred law? Also if not ...
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What is the mantra for Putra Kameshti Yagna?

In 15th chapter of Bala Khanda of Ramayana, before performing Putra Kameshti Yagna, Rishyashringa said :- "I will procedurally conduct the ritual contained in the preamble of atharva-veda with ...
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