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

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Science behind working of Pushpak Vimanam [closed]

I don't know whether I should ask this in Hinduism or Physics but I think my question would would better relate with this site. According to an ancient epic Ramayana, Ravana was having an aircraft ...
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Was Sri Hanuman a married person? [duplicate]

There is a prevalent story about the marital status of Sri Hanuman that He was married to Suvarchala, the daughter of the Sun. However, this story does not find place in Srimad Ramayana, which is an ...
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Why did Ravana abduct Sita? [closed]

Which of the following was the most important reason for Ravana abducting Sita? Because Suparnakha was humiliated whatever was the reason Because he came to know that Sita was the most beautiful ...
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How is Queen Sumati, the younger wife of King Sagara of Ikshwaku dynasty related to Suparna a.k.a Garuda?

Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Khanda says, that King sagara of Ikshwaku dynasty had two wives. The elder wife of King Sagara is referred as Kesini, daughter of King of Vidarbha . Asamanja, was born to her. ...
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Which is first among Ramayana and Mahabharatha?

Recently, we as a group stumbled upon a question, "Historically, which event happened first - the Ramayana or the Mahabharata"?
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Vajra killing Hanuman

I have a confusion over Hanuman being killed by Vajra of Indra, after Hanuman eating the sun. I have read several versions, and in most of these, it was mentioned that Hanuman became unconscious, and ...
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Why didn't Rama try to convince Vali, give a second chance before killing him [duplicate]

Rama sends Angada to Ravana, to expostulate him and to bring him back to reason. Angada tries his best to convince Ravana, but in vain. This, after knowing that Hanuma and Vibhishana tried doing the ...
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Most important lesson [closed]

Even though Hinduism teaches us about a lot of aspects of life I was curious to know which ones of them are the most influential in our daily life ?
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According to Ramayana/Mahabharat why is Agni (Fire) different from the other pancha bhoota?

I read from a mythological story that Fire (Agni Lingam) is entirely different and much more important than the other pancha bhoota: Water (Appu Lingam), Sky (Akasha Lingam), Air (Vayu Lingam), Land (...
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Why did not Urmila accompany Lakshmana?

Just like Sita accompanied Lord Rama during "vanavasa", were it not the dharma of Urmila to accompany Lakshmana?
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Has archaeological dating been attempted on Ramayana sites?

In India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, there are many sites that are linked with Ramayana. Many are said to have been established by Gods themselves. Have there been any attempts to archaeologically date ...
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Did Valmiki - Ramayana author, write about Lord Krishna?

As all of you know, Valmiki is the author of Ramayana which depicts the life of SriRama. The epic Mahabharata was written by Vyasa and Krishna plays the important role in there. As per the Puranas ...
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Story of Mrit Sanjeevni Mantra and Sanjeevni Plant

Can any one shed light on Mrit Sanjeevni Mantra and how it came in existence, is it any way related to sanjeevni plant that is in Ramayana. Is the sanjeevni plant just medicine effect like "jadi ...
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How was the relationship between Rama and Shatrughna?

As per Ramayana, Rama had 3 Brothers, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna. When Rama is exiled,Bharata goes to Rama and asks him to come back to Ayodhya but Rama refuses. Though deeply disappointed, ...
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Why did Sita have a past life?

Sita is the incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi and is said to have been the reincarnation of Vedavati, also an incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi. The story about Vedavati seems like only a prelude ...
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Rules to read bhagavth geeta and Ramayanam

Can you please tell me the rules to follow while reading/Listening to the Bhagavat Gita and The Ramayanam? are they mandatory for every caste? because when I visited a Priest's home he didn't read in ...
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What is the “folk song” about Rama described in the Brahma Purana?

In this excerpt from the Brahma Purana, the sage Vyasa describes the various incarnations of Vishnu. After summarizing the story of the Ramayana, he says this: The people who are conversant with ...
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Who were Sunda and Upasunda?

As I am going through the Bala kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, came across the four names of demons Mareecha and Subaahu who were killed by Lord Rama. And they were the descendants of the earliest demons ...
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Does Albert Einsteen Really Read Bhagavad Gita? [closed]

I have heard that Bhagavad Gita helps Albert Einsteen to discover E=mc^2 . Is that true ? Does Bhagavad Gita helps him to become success in his life ?
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Why was Lord Rama exiled for 14 years in the Ramayana? Why not 13 or 15?

We know Lord Rama was exiled for 14 years by obeying his father's command in the Ramayana. Why was Lord Rama exiled for exactly 14 years? Why not more or less than 14 years? Same as in Mahabharata, ...
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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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Questions asked by Lord SriRama?

In Ramayanam Lord SriRama asks about river ganga, Siddhaashram,about tathaka rakshas, about sage Vishwamitra etc. as written in BalaKanda, Lord SriRama is an incarnation of Lord MahaVishnu itself so ...
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Why did Lord Hanuman forget that he has special powers?

Somehow Lord Hanuman forgets that he could fly, and has other special powers until Jaambavant reminds him of them. How and why did this happen? I've also heard that Lord Hanuman wasn't actually ...
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How does Lord Hanuman recalls his special powers? [duplicate]

I remember some sage cursed Lord Hanuman for misusing his great powers and Hanuman forgot that he had special powers. But how did he break the curse? How did he get to know that he has special powers?...
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Powers of Sugreva, Jambwant, Nal, Neel and Angad

In Ramayana, we hear of many Vanaras (Monkeys) having various powers like Nal-Neel have the power of throwing anything in water and they will float, Angad having power of increasing his tail size and ...
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What scriptures did Kalidasa use in his Raghuvamsa?

Kalidasa is most famous for being a Sanskrit playwright who wrote plays based on stories from Hindu scripture. But Kalidasa also composed epic poetry on the same subject, most notably Raghuvamsa, ...
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How come Lord Hanuman was able to resize his body?

Lord Hahuman was able to resize his body. When he wanted to cross the sea to get information of Maata Sita, he enlarge his body and cross the sea by jumping from India to Shri Lanka ( Keep in mind ...