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

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Is Manu Smriti mentioned in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata?

It is popular traditional belief that Manu Smriti was there before Ramayana and Mahabharata. So does Manu Smriti find any mention in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata? Are any passages quoted in the ...
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Did Maharaja Dasaratha rule Bharata only, or the complete Earth?

Scriptures tell that Sri Rama ruled over the total world. Did Dasaratha rule India (Bharata) or only Koshala or the complete Earth?
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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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The time period Rama and Sita lives in Ayodhya after returning from Vanavasa and other Ramayana details

This sick post in Twitter makes me angry. It says Rama and Seetha lived in Ayodhya for 12 years and then was in Vanvas for 13 years together, so it is 25 years and Seetha never conceived, but soon ...
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Conch use in Mahabharata and Ramayana

Conch Shankha Can you provide all references in Mahabharata and Ramayana where Conch was used? I feel during the start of Mahabharata war, every day and last day the couch was used. Was the Conch used ...
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Birth of shree raam

We all know the tithi of his birth, but on which weekday was he born? The tithi is mentioned in both the ramayan but I can't find mention of weekday
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Who was the Shishya of Rishi Pulatsya, sent a message to his grandson, Ravana through Vibhishana?

When Ravana got the news of Lord Rama's arriving at the opposite side of sea along with Vanarasena ready to fight with Ravana, Ravana asked his councillors "Give me proper advice." His ...
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Why did Shri Ram kill Shambhuk? [duplicate]

I was recently reading the Uttara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana and came across Chapter 76. Perhaps the most controversial question of all times. Chapter 76: Hearing the words of Rama of imperishable ...
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Were there two types of monkeys who fought for Rama?

समुत्तिष्ठन्तु ते सर्वे हता ये युधि राक्षसैः | ऋक्षाश्च सह गोपुच्छैर्निकृत्ताननबाहवः || ६-१२०-१३ "Let all those monkeys and bears along with long-tailed monkeys, who have been killed in battle, ...
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Does every character in the Ramayana follow their dharma?

I was watching this video about the Ramayana. Towards the end, it says that several characters in the Ramayana can be called the hero in the context of Hindu beliefs and traditions, because they all ...
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Bhusundi ramayana english or hindi translation

Is translation of Aadi Ramayana (spoken by lord brahma ) online available?
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On which day goddess Sita was born?

Although, goddess Sita's birth as per most scriptures, specifically the original Valmiki Ramayan is said to be non-uterine (ayonija), still the day of her being discovered by king Janaka maybe ...
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What is known about the Original Ramayana?

In a comment, a user says: Is this event present in itihasapuranas or other canonical Sanskrit scriptures? Ramayana is shatha-koti-pravistara (100 crore shlokas) of which only 24K are available on ...
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King of Mithila after Janaka

Who became king of Mithila after Raja Janaka (Sita's father) passed away? Did Sri Rama inherit that being Janaka's son in law?
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Did Ram die by commiting suicide? And who performed his last rites?

Towards the end of Ramayana (Uttar Kand) we are told that King Ram along with several citizens of Ayodhya die by submerging in a river. Does this act count as suicide? Also, what happened to Ram's ...
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Is the proper name of Valmiki Ramayana "Srimad Valmikiya Ramayana"?

there are Youtube videos that call it that. the expanded title seems to be the correct Sanskrit name. here is the Gita Press Ramayana https://www.muzaffarpureshop.com/product/gita-press-shrimad-...
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What was Ravana's age when Sri Rama killed him?

Ravana was born way before Sri Rama, as per inferences using some texts, he was born 12 or 13 Mahayuga before Sri Rama (born - 24th Treta Yuga). From this answer, it seems that Ravana was atleast 56 ...
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What is scriptural source for the Madhwas' claim that Lord Vayu took avatar as Lord Hanuman in Ramayana and again as Bhima in Mahabharata? [duplicate]

Madhwas claim a unique thing which as far as I know, no other Hindu denomination claims explicitly that Lord Vayu was first born as Lord Hanuman to serve Lord Rama in Treta Yuga. Lord Vayu was then ...
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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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Mighty warriors in Mahabharata and Ramayana who were left handed

Can you give references of mighty warriors in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana who were left handed in using Bow & Arrow, Mace etc weapons in battlefield ?
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Place at one's head

I am currently reading Ramayana (a retelling by Krishna Dharma das, from here). There's a passage there that I found confusing: The distraught queen [Kaushalya] said to Bharata, “You may now enjoy ...
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Flying Vanaras in Ramayana times

In Ramayana among the Vanaras or Vana-naras ( = forest humans) plavagas (fly-jumpers) were a talented class; among them were Hanuman, Sugriva, Angada and others. Did they lose this faculty later on ...
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Confirmation on the number of verses in different editions of the Valmiki Ramayana

There is a slight confusion In the number of verses attributed to different edition of the Valmiki Ramayana in the critical edition published by BORI. As regards the critical edition, the critical ...
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Do we have references to Ramaleela being enacted in the previous yugas?

Rāmalīlā/Ramaleela (रामलीला) — Name of a dramatic performance or play, on the story of Rāma & Sītā based on the Rāmāyaṇas; (Literally - ‘Rāma's līlā or divine play/pasttime ’) is any dramatic ...
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Do we have any references to Tamil kings in Ramayana?

Do we have any references to Tamil kings in Ramayana? Though Lord Rama goes to Lanka through Rameswaram, we dont see any reference to tamil kings in Ramayana? why they didnt support him with their ...
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Is Hanuman adept in the Natya Sastra?

Can anyone suggest a reference that says Anjaneya or any other son of Marut / Vayu is adept in the Natya-sastra?
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Did Lord Rama order the execution of Lord Hanuman?

I read that Sri Rama had ordered Lord Hanuman's execution, I can't remember why, but when the sentence was attempted to be carried out, the weapons didn't affect Hanuman, due to his loyalty to Rama. ...
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Is Krittivasi Ramayana authentic?

1.Is Krittivasi Ramayana an authentic scripture or is it just a literacy work? Should we consider statements from that Ramayana as authentic ? 2.If it is authentic,then has any acharya from any ...
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Does the version of Ramayana and Mahabharata we have , each of them belong to different kalpa?

We find the story of Lord Rama present in detail in Valmiki Ramayana.But in Mahabharata,when Yudhishthira asks Sage Markandeya about Lord Rama,he said the story with some differences. So how correct ...
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Mystery behind death of Ahiravan and Meghnath

1.) I was watching Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana where Ravan talks about calling Ahiravan for help but doesn't do it. However, Ahiravan's death is not shown in this Ramayana. After doing some research I ...
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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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What do scriptures say about Panchamukhi Hanuman? [duplicate]

If possible then do share the mentions of Panchamukhi Hanuman in scriptures
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A few questions about the incident in Ramayana where Shri Hanuman brings a mountain to cure Shri Laxman

How did Shri Hanuman recognize the right mountain out of so many mountains where Sanjivani is? What happened to the mountain after Sanjivani was extracted and used? Wouldn't it be a problem in having ...
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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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Did Lord Ram destroy Ram Setu after evacuating Sita ji?

Ram-setu is mentioned as a bridge in multiple records by famous travelers. There are sources which states that the bridge was above sea-level till 1480 AD. But there is a legend which claims that Lord ...
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Do these criticism of Lord Ram Character by Ambedkar well founded or he is just maligning his character?

The Website I found the criticism , it says it's in his book , Riddles of Hinduism Rama’s birth is thus accompanied by general debauchery if not in his case certainly in the case of his associates. ...
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How did Ravana got soldiers to defeat Kubera to win Lanka?

How did Ravana got soldiers to defeat Kubera to win Lanka? Ravana was born in Brahmin orthodox family and he was born and brought up in Brahmins Kutira. So, how he got/gathered soldiers to defeat ...
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Why is the hierarchy of Kashyapa different?

As I was listening to a talk, I found out that Jatayu and Sampati are grand children to Kashyapa. After doing some research over Kashyapa, I found out that one of the wives to Kashyapa, Kudru has ...
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Which incidents have been excluded from Kambar’s Iramavataram as interpolations?

Kambar was a well known poet belonging to the 12th century, famous for writing the Irāmāvatāram, the Tamil version of Srimad Ramayanam a.k.a Kamba Ramayanam. According to the Wikipedia page of Kambar’...
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Was Diwali mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana? [duplicate]

In this news clip from WION, the anchor is saying that when Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya, the residents of Ayodhya decorated their houses with lamps. That is how the festival of Diwali (Deepavali) ...
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What to make of this Shloka in Valmiki Ramayana where it talks of flying mountains?

Valmiki Ramayana Sundara Kanda Shloka 1.123 ( Complete - 5.1.123 Valmiki Ramayana) talks of flying mountains in KritaYuga. पूर्वं कृतयुगे तात पर्वताः पक्षिणोऽभवन्। ते हि जग्मुर्दिशः सर्वा गरुडानिलवेगि...
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How is Yajnavalkya an enlightened soul in Ramayana, but still a student in Mahabharata?

The conversation between Yajnavalkya and Janaka is very famous. Yajnavalkya instructs Janaka, which seems to imply he is already learnt and not a student anymore. But Vyasa's disciple is Vaishampayana ...
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Why is Shiva called as Brahman by Tulasidasji?

Tulasidas ji writes "jeev anek, ek srikanta" Or there are many jivas but only one god, the husband of Shri. So that would imply that one and only God is Lord Rama ie husband of Sri, then why ...
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Where can I read Hanuman charitam in English?

Where can I read Hanuman charitam in English? Is there any online pdf?
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Did Goswami Tulsidas preach Harihar bhed or Hari Har abhed?

We all have come across Padas of Ramcharitmanas like hari har ninda sune jo kana, sapne na suhahi etc. But all of the verses talk about how hari and hari are both required to be included in bhakti. ...
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Where to find the earliest unabridged version of the Valmiki Ramayana?

Where to find the earliest unabridged version (Not the abridged critical version) of the Valmiki Ramayana with Sanskrit verses? Preferably with translations into Hindi or English and also preferably ...
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What is mentioned in Valmiki's Ramayan regarding Hanuman's Brahmacharya?

As far as I remember it isn't mentioned anywhere in Valmiki's Ramayan. In certain South East Asian texts (as I'm told) Hanuman isn't shown as a Brahmachari.
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How much was Ravana able to succeed in lifting the Bow in Sita Svayamvara

According to the Holy Book Ramayana written by Sage Valmiki, when Ravana attempted to lift the Bow in Sita Svayamvara, how much was he able to succeed?
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Was Lord Rama greenish in skin color?

Is there any scriptural reference which says that skin tone of Lord Rama is green in color ? OR is Rama somewhere depicted in green color ?
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What does Yoga vasishtha say about karma? Can present life good karma trump past life karma

According to yoga Vashishtha, can past life karma be trumped by present life good deeds? In this world whatever is gained is gained only by self-effort; where failure is encountered, it is seen that ...
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