Questions tagged [vali]

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, the vanara Vali was king of Kishkindha, a son of Indra, elder brother of Sugriva and father of Angada. He was killed by Lord Rama, an avatar of Vishnu. Not to be confused with Bali Chakravarthi or Maha Bali mentioned in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa).

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Is the rivalry between Sugriva and Vali overdramatic?

It is explained that Vali (also called Bali in North India) was a proper and powerful king. In the beginning also, there is no incident of rivalry between Sugriva and Vali. While chasing Dundubhi ...
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How two brothers Bali and Sugriv become enemy to each other?

In Ramayana, Bali and Sugriv were two brothers, but for what reason they become enemy to each other?
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Did Hanuman make promise to Vali's mother that he won't kill Vali?

I saw some videos on YouTube in which mother of Vali did request to Hanuman that if in any case there is any situation of war between you and Vali then promise me Hanuman, you won't kill Vali. Hanuman ...
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What is markathe? And why does King Vali calls Hanuman a markathe?

What is markathe? And why does King Vali calls Hanuman a markathe?
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In his lecture to Vāli, which Manu-smṛti verses is Rāma talking about?

From here, Rāma, in his lecture to Vāli, defending his actions, mentions the following two verses from Manu-smṛti. Which exact verses (ch. and verse no.) from Manu is Rāma referring to? 'When kings ...
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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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Why did Vali fight with Sugriva?

If Vali and Sugriva are brothers then why did they fight with each other? Please explain briefly.
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The strength of Vaali

Is it true that Sugreeva's elder brother Vaali was stronger than Lord Rama himself? How is it possible for a vanara to be more powerful than a God?
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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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How did Vali defeat Ravana? What's the story?

There is a mention in the Ramayana that Vali defeated Ravana badly. When and how did it happen? During the duel, why didn't Ravana use any of his divine weapons? I think Vali did not possess any ...
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Do any scriptures say that the hunter Jara was a rebirth of Vali?

As I discuss in this answer, Krishna departed the Earth after he was shot by a hunter named Jara. Now there's a popular story that this Jara was actually the next birth of Sugriva's brother Vali, ...
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When did lord Hanuman fight with Ravana?

By reading @krishna's comment on this answer, come to know that lord Hanuman was not that powerful to fight with Ravana. So when did Hanuman fight with Ravana? Read the comment below Hanuman fell ...
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Who was the father of Vali?

I would like to know that who was the father of Kishkindha King Vali & how did he get the boon the while fighting, his enemy's half of the power will go to Vali ?
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Why didn't lord Hanuman help Sugriva to kill Vali?

We all know that lord Hanuman is very powerful and he was friend of Sugriva, then why didn't he help Sugriva to get his throne back from his brother Vali (by killing vali)? I know Vali was with boon ...
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What will happen if two people fight Vali together?

Vali was famous for the boon that he had received, according to which anyone who fought him in single-combat lost half his strength to Vali, thereby making Vali invulnerable to any enemy. Source: ...
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Why did Lord Rama give a second chance to Ravana, but not to Vali?

In Ramayana, Lord Rama gave a chance to Ravana to surrender and sent Angada as his ambassador for peace conciliation. This was because mercy befits a warrior. Why didn't Rama, for the same reason, ...
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Why did Lord Rama strike from behind to kill Vaali?

According to the Ramayana, when Sugriva approached Lord Rama for help in taking his kingdom and wife back from his monstrous brother Vaali, Lord Rama helped him by killing Vaali from behind without ...