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

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Who divided Vedas?

According to the Vishnu Purana the original Veda was divided into four parts, and further fragmented into numerous shakhas, by Vishnu in the form of Vyasa, in the Dvapara Yuga; the Vayu Purana ...
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Is the story of Sita's banishment present in any scriptures other than Valmiki Ramayana?

The story of Mother Sita's banishment by Sri Rama present in the Uttara Khanda of the Valmiki Ramayana, is perhaps the most controversial part of Sri Rama's story. Many Hindu acharyas such as Swami ...
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What led to the downfall of Kingdom of Ayodhya?

Ram ruled Ayodhya for 11000 years and then left his mortal abode. What happened to Ayodhya post Ram's demise and what led to its ultimate abandon as King Vikramaditya found Ayodhya in an abandoned ...
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Why Ahalya,Tara,Mandodari,Kunti and Draupadi are called panchakanyas.

There is a poem written by Tagore on Panchakanyas. All the ladies mentioned above are called panchakanyas. Is there any significance to be called so? Why did Sita didn't make to the list.
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Was Sudarshan Chakra given by Lord Shiva to Lord Vishnu? [duplicate]

Many puranas says that Lord Shiva had given Sudarshan Chakra to Lord Vishnu. But what epics like Valmiki Ramayana & Mahabharata says about it? Does anybody had created it? Who was the creator of ...
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When did the last meeting between Rama and Hanuman occur?

I am asking this question according to the Valmiki Ramayana only. AFAIK, Hanuman and Rama had a meet during the coronation of Rama for the last time. But, did they meet after that according to Valmiki ...
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Why did Sri Rama banish Lady Sita when he was a witness of her fire-test himself?

Sri Rama was a great and just king of Ayodhya. There were some rumors reported by his subjects against the purity of Lady Sita. So, as per the Raja Dharma, Rama had to banish Sita. But was it against ...
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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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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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how did yamaraj sabha had 100 Dhritrashta , 100 Bhimas and 200 Bhishma?

from sabha parva - "a hundred kings of the name of Dhritarashtra, eighty kings of the name of Janamejaya; a hundred monarchs called Brahmadatta, and a hundred kings of the name of Iri; more than ...
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Did Rama have multiple wives?

I strongly believed that Rama has a single wife, Sita. But I know that Krishna has multiple wives. But this blog says that Rama has multiple wives and it's told in Valmiki Ramayana. Is it true? Did ...
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Was the concept of Sakambari in Durga Saptasathi, taken from the deeds of Anasuya of Ramayana?

Sage Atri introduces his Wife Anasuya to Sri Rama, as follows: दश वर्षाण्य् अनावृष्ट्या दग्धे लोके निरन्तरम् || २-११७-९ यया मूल फले सृष्टे जाह्नवी च प्रवर्तिता | उग्रेण तपसा युक्ता नियमैः च अप्य् ...
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Which scripture mention about Lord rama eating fruits eaten and bitten by shabri? [duplicate]

Valmikiramayana.net says: By the way, where is the scene of Rama eating fruits and eatables bitten and tasted by Shabari? Has this old woman not offered the fruits to the guests, or just said that ...
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Are Bala and Ati Bala mantras different from and superior to Gayatri mantra?

Sage Vishvamitra imparted a group of hymns, Bala (strength) and Ati Bala (super strength) to Sri Rama, on the southern riverbank of Sarayu. (Bala Kanda 22 Sarga 11-20 Slokas). He told the greatness of ...
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Did Hanuman sneak into Ravana’s palace to steal three arrows?

I read somewhere that during the Ram-Ravana duel, when Lord Ram couldn't defeat him, Hanuman entered into Ravana's palace and stole three arrows which were meant to kill Ravana and then offered it to ...
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What is the story of Kubera's sons?

While scrolling through the Wikipedia page of Lord Kubera, I saw that it was written Kubera's son's wife was Rambha who was raped by Ravana. So, what is this story? Also, His sons were cursed into two ...
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What is the story of Kakabhusundi [duplicate]

When I searched for Kakabhusundi on wikipedia, it was written that ----- The conversations happen between Shiva and Parvati, Sages Bharadwaj and Yajnavalkya and finally Kakbhushundi and the king of ...
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Who is Nikumbila devi?

Who is the devi Nikumbila worshipped by Indrajit through tantric rites. Is she Maa Pratyangira or a local Lankan deity?
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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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How many times did Lord Paraśurāma extirpate kṣatriyas?

In Valmiki Ramayana (Balakanda, Sarga 75), Bhagavan Parashurama says: Oh, Rama, on hearing the unregenerate and highly perfidious murdering of my father, I rancorously extirpated Kshatriya-s as and ...
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Is the adhyatma Ramayana part of the brahmanda purana?

It is traditionally accepted that adhyatma Ramayana is a part of the brahmanda purana but according to Wikipedia it was written in 14th century.Does that mean it was added later to the brahmanda ...
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Where does the `real Ayodhya` lies and where does the Lord Ram born?

Recently, the Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli said that the real Ayodhya lies at Thori in the west of Birgunj(in Nepal), and also he added that Lord Ram wasn’t born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. ...
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How to explain timing of ramayana [closed]

How can ramayana be 7000 years old if Iceage ended 10000 ago,how do they become developed so fast, and if it occurred in some other yuga, then how do we still have Ram setu.
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Where can I find an English or Hindi Translation of Agastya Ramayana?

Is there a translation of Agastya Ramayana for free online?
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Where is the meeting of Rama and Hanuman in their childhood mentioned?

I have read somewhere that rama firstly met hanuman when he was 5, As per the story Lord Shiva took a madari form and took Hanuman with him to let him meet his lord. and later when they arrived ...
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What happened to the Pushpak chariot taken by lord Rama?

It is said that Pushpak chariot was owned by lord Kubera. But later it was forcefully captured by Ravana and then lord Rama took the chariot in the war. And after the Ramayan war lord Rama brings it ...
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MoolRamayanam how to get a copy

Many years ago (mid 60s) the sahitya syllabus of the pramana patriya course at the Sanskrit University in Benaras included the Moolaramayanam. A very slim volume which summarised the whole epic in a ...
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How could Sri Rama communicate with the monkeys?

How could Sri Rama and Lakshmana communicate with the monkeys? It seems just impossible to any sensible person.But as it is written in our scriptures, it must have some deep inner meaning. Can ...
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Did Urmila Really Sleep for Fourteen Years?

It is a well known fact that Urmila did not accompany her husband Lakshmana to the forest for fourteen years, but remained behind in Ayodhya. I have come across a story, that Lakshmana accompanying ...
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What is the story of Alambusha, demon son of sage Rishyasringa?

Alambusha, AKA Shalakantaka, was a Rakshasa (demon) who fought on the Kaurava side in the Mahabharata war. As described in the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata, he was the one who killed Arjuna's son ...
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Was Ravana a vegetarian?

Ravan was half-brahmin and half-demon.His father,the great rishi Vishrava belonged to the Pulastya clan and mother Kaikasi originated from the asura clan.Since he was a brahmin and was the greatest ...
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Whom is bharata referring “queen mothers” Or “raajadaaraaH” here?

In Yudhakand-127-3, Let bards well-versed in singing praises and Puranas (containing ancient legends, cosmogony etc.) as also all panegyrists, all those proficient in the use of musical instruments, ...
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What is the use of chanting Aditya Hridayam?

How to chant Aditya Hrudayam? How does it help in life? What is the story behind this?
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How was Jatayu able to fight with Ravana?

As I heard, Jatayu was able to fight Ravana and almost won. How big he was in size and using what power was he able to fight with Ravana? Do any scriptures say about his power? What are the other ...
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Jatayu's fight with indra

The answer to this question How was Jatayu able to fight with Ravana? says that jatayu went to fight indra. Any description available for that fight?
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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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What is the story of son of Indra in the form of a crow was punished by lord Rama?

Is there any story that a son of Indra in the form of a crow was punished by lord Rama with his Brahmastra? I always listen to it.
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Who is the Rakshasa named Ravani in Ramayan?

Who is the Rakshasa named Ravani in Ramayan? Is Ravani the charitor of Ravan or the son of Ravan? It is said that Ravani was more powerful than Ravan and sometimes he bounds Indra with his magical ...
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Who killed Ahiravan or Mahiravan?

I was thinking that Ahiravan and Mahiravan are two different Rakhasas but according to the answer of this question, I found both are two different names of same Rakhasa and he is a brother of Ravan. I ...
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What happened to the Vanara Sena who had died in the Ramayana war?

What happened to the Vanara Sena after the Ramayana? describes about the vanaras who had returned from the war with their lives. But What happened to those Vanara Sena who had died in the war, who ...
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Did Sita come to see lord Rama and Laxman when they were lying on the battle field?

I have heard that Sita had come to see when lord Rama and Laxman were lying on the battle field after Indrajit stuck down them with Naga-phasha. Did Sita come to see? and who has brought up her to ...
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In Ramayana, how was Nala able to build the Rama Setu? [duplicate]

As per normal human thinking it is impossible to build a bridge on sea. Then how could Nala, a mere vanara, build the Rama Setu across the sea?
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Exactly when did Vishvamitra become Brahmarshi?

In Bala Kanda of Valmiki Ramayan, Vishvamitra's war with Vashishta is mentioned. After his defeat, he leaves for penance and becomes Rajarshi. Indra sent menaka to disturb his penance. Menaka later ...
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Does Ramayana have any explicit mention of Dattatreya?

Dattatreya is an incarnation of Brahma-Vishnu-Maheswara together. Does Valmiki Ramayana have any explicit mention of Dattatreya?
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Did the Churning of the Ocean happen again in the Vaivasvata Manvantara?

One of the most famous incarnations of Vishnu is Kurma the tortoise, who helped the gods during the Churning of the Ocean. Now I had always assumed that the story of the churning of the ocean only ...
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How come demon Mayasura appear in both Ramayana and Mahabharata? [duplicate]

As per Vayu Purana, Ramayan happened in 24th Tretayuga and Mahabharat happened in 28th Dwaparayuga. Mayasura is mentioned as the father of Mandadari in Ramayan. In Mahabharata, he comes out of snake ...
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What is the story of Budha grabbing the Star Rohini?

During the episode of Sita's abduction in the Valmiki Ramayana, it is mentioned that Budha grabs the Rohini in firmament. इति उक्त्वा मैथिलीम् वाक्यम् प्रिय अर्हाम् प्रिय वादिनीम् || ३-४९-१५ अभि...
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What does the Ramayana say about floating stones of Ram Sethu?

According to the Ramayana epic, Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to Lanka to rescue Sita from Ravana. I could see many images of Ram Sethu between Sri Lanka and India in Google Maps and it is ...
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Feminist's claim that the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata were written by male writers

How do you go about refuting a feminist's (male or female) claim that the Vedas, epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata were authored by male persons, so no wonder some of the principles, ideologies and ...
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Why some Hindu Scriptures are against women?

Lord Indra himself has said, 'The mind of woman cannot be disciplined; she has very little intelligence.' " Rig Veda 8.33.17 Women are powerless, have no inheritance, and speak more humbly than even ...

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