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Valmiki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि Vālmīki) is the harbinger-poet and author of epic Ramayana.

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Why Ramcharitmanas received more popularity than Valmiki Ramayana?

I have seen majority of people having Ramcharitmanas and even temples keep many copies of Ramcharitmanas rather than Valmiki Ramayana for Akhand Ramayan Paath. Why has Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, ...
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Did Valmiki ever meet Lord Rama prior to the Ashwamedha?

I came across a question on this site about Veda Vyasa, the author of Mahabharat, meeting Lord Krishna and I was wondering if similarly Valmiki also met Lord Rama sometime. They have met at the time ...
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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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Are husband and wife, associated/affected by each others' sins?

Is it true, that husband is associated in his wife's sin but the wife is not associated in her husband's sin? Example: Robber Valia's wife told him that I have not associated with your sin. Later he ...
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Did Valmiki address Rama as the the supreme being when he spoke to him personally in the Uttara Kanda?

Logically he should have because he has already narrated how Brahma and others called Rama as Vishnu and Narayana and the supreme being at the end of the war.
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Does the narrator of Ramayana appear in Ramayana?

I believe Vyasa appears in Mahabharata. Is there anything like that in Ramayana?
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does any scripture say valmiki's ramayana is the most authoritative among all Ramayanas?

wikipedia says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versions_of_Ramayana "Ananda Ramayana is traditionally attributed to Valmiki. While it briefly recounts the traditional story of Rama, it is composed ...
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What was the name of Ashrama of sage Valmiki?

According to Wikipedia Article, In the Ramayana, pregnant Sita was banished from the kingdom of Ayodhya by Rama due to gossip of the kingdom folk. She then took refuge in the ashram of the sage ...
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For how long did Ratnakar did penance to become Valmiki the great sage?

Is there any mention as to how long Ratnakar who was a hunter and thief did penance to wash off his sins and become a sage called Valmiki ??
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Was Valmiki (writer of Ramayana) 24th Vyasa?

Vishnu Purana: English Translation: (Source) In the twenty-fourth, Riksha (also can be written as Riksh or Ruksh or Ruksha), the descendant of Bhrigu, who is known also by the name Válmíki Kurma ...
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Anomaly in birth chart of Sri Rama? Kindly clarify

Valmiki says Rama was born on a Shukla Navami. Distance between Sun and Moon is > 96 deg. He also says Sun is exalted which is in Mesha Rashi( 0 to 30 deg). The he says Moon is in Punarvasu Nakshatra ...
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Apart from the Bhavishyottara Purana, are there any Puranas that talk about Sage Tulsidas?

According to the Bhavishyottara Purana, Lord Shiva tells his wife Parvati how Valmiki got a boon from Hanuman to sing the glory of Rama in vernacular language (i.e. Ramcharitmanas) to incarnate in ...
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Book recommendation for Srimad Valmiki Ramayana ( with commentary )

It will be extremely useful if some one here can recommend a good translated version of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, either in English or Kannada. I have considered C. Rajagopalachari's edition, but I am ...
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Was Valmiki a Shudra by birth? [duplicate]

Some people are saying by birth he was a Shudra, but others say he was a Brahmin by birth - which one is correct?
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Between Daśaratha-Jātaka and Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa which is older?

One of the fundamental differences between the Buddhist Daśaratha-Jātaka and the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa is that Sītā is portrayed as Rāma's half-sister in the Jātaka: Once upon a time, at Benares, a ...
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Where is Vālmīki right now?

This answer claims that, Vālmīki, the author of Rāmāyaṇa, is still alive: Valmiki is still living. He was also present during the conversation between Yudhishthira and Bhishma which is recorded in ...
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What happened to Valmiki, after the Ramayana ended?

By Ramayana ended, I mean to denote the period of time after Valmiki completed writing Ramayana. What happened to sage Valmiki?
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In her second boon, why does Kaikeyi say नव पञ्च च वर्षाणि (nine and five years) instead of चतुर्दश वर्षाणि (fourteen years)?

Revealing her second boon to Daśaratha, Kaikeyī says "नव पञ्च च वर्षाणि" (nine and five years) instead of चतुर्दश वर्षाणि (fourteen years). Is this just Vālmīki's play of words or is there a deeper ...
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Is Ayodhya's location true?

Valmiki Ramayana, Balakanda, ChaturVimsha sarga, verses 8-9: Mansarovar is on Mt.Kailasa, and from Manasa sarovar flows a river close to Ayodhyapuri. Because this has originated from a lake, saraH,...
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Is ramayana a history or an entertainment? [duplicate]

I believe in God. I fully support scriptures & their ideals. I came across many hindus (including educated persons) & saw that most of hindus believe in Ramayana. Please know the views of some ...
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Since Mahābhārata happened after Rāmāyaṇa, why did Pāṇḍu kill a deer that was mating?

In the very beginning of Rāmāyaṇa, Vālmīki curses a hunter for shooting down a krauncha bird because it upset him very much. But isn't it the sva-dharma of a hunter to kill deer or bird for food? Yes,...
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In which year Sita was abducted by Ravana?

For many years Lord Rama and Sita lived together in the forest. Out of 14 years of exile, in which year was Sita captured by Ravana? Is there any reference in Valmiki Ramayana about the years? ...
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How many shlokhas are there in the Valmiki Ramayana?

Bibek Debroy in the article 10 Sanskrit texts everyone must read says: 1. Valmiki Ramayana - Valmiki was the first Sanskrit poet. He invented the shloka. In roughly 25,000 shlokas, this is the ...
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Previous births of Lava and Kush

Every jiva has a Purva Janma (previous birth). How about Lava and Kusha's previous birth? Any source which talks about this? Is there any particular reason for their birth?
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On Identity of Sage Valmiki

Rishi Valmiki is the author of the Great Epic Ramayana. What are whereabouts of his earlier life? I have heard something like this about him (that he was dacoit) is there a way to prove or disprove ...
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Where can I find entire Ramayana written by Valmiki without losing a single verse? [duplicate]

I want to study entire Ramayana written by Valmiki because he is given not only the story but technology also present in it so please tell me where I can find entire Valmiki poems up to 22,000 poems ...
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If Lakshmana Rekha is not in Valmiki's Ramayana, then where is it mentioned?

This question discusses the different versions of Ramayana available. Although, it does not discuss how the story of Lakshmana Rekha is different in these various texts. I just read a comment on a ...
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Did Lord Rama really worship Lord Shiva?

Traditionally, the Ramayana is attributed to Valmiki. The Hindu tradition is unanimous in its agreement that the poem is the work of a single poet; the sage Valmiki, a contemporary of Rama and a ...
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Does Hanuma actually know Ravana's wife Mandodari by her name when he sees her the first time?

AFAIK, Valmiki as the writer of Ramayana, is describing the events of Ramayana exactly as the characters themselves perceive and experience those events. So he doesn't add anything more or anything ...
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Is 'Janani Janmabhumischa Swargadapi Gariyasi' wrongly attributed to Rama? Is it even part of Valmiki Ramayana?

Unlike what I've heard from many before, it doesn't look like Rama is the one who said this shloka; instead sage Bharadwaja says it to Rama in a different setting (Bharadwaja ashram and not Lanka). ...
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Where is it mentioned that Shabari offered to Lord Rama the fruits that she has already tasted?

There is a famous story that when Lord Rama met with Sabari she offered Him some fruits but in order to know if they are sweet she bit them before giving to Him. This website says that the story is in ...
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Kesari also fought bravely in the Lanka war along with Sugriva’s army?

Kesari (Father of Hanumana )also fought bravely in the Lanka war along with Sugriva’s army ? as mention Here wiki of Kesari(Ramayana) did sage valmimki mention this in Ramayana ? TV Shows never ...
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Did Dasaratha think of performing Putrakamesthi apart from Aswamedha Yagna that itself could give sons?

Any person, who reads Srimad Ramayana casually, and who views films and TV serials produced and developed by persons with half-baked knowledge, will say Yes the putra-kaam-eshthi yagna was performed ...
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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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Valmiki's Knowledge of Ramayana and Time period?

I am very confused about the timeline between Valmiki and the creation of Ramayana. I have read somewhere that Valmiki existed during the time period of 100 BCE, and actually met Lord Ram in person. ...
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How accurate is the depiction of Valmiki in Valmiki-Pratibha?

In Valmiki-Pratibha, an opera by Rabindranath Tagore, Valmiki is depicted as a robber & murderer who becomes a pious ascetic. I have heard that this story is taken from the Uttara Khanda of ...
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Discrepancy with Valmiki's era

The question is related to when (e.g., 500 BC or 100 BC or 10,000 BC) did Valmiki, the creator of the Ramayana, live? I saw a discrepancy in this: According to Wikipedia: The Vālmīki's Rāmāyaṇa ...
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Why did Sita had to end her life in the way she did?

Sita believed that Rama was lord Himself and accepted his wish by taking the pledge, why did she took such a pledge which would eventually end her life and separate her forever from Rama while she ...
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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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When was sage Valmiki accused of killing a Brahmin?

In this chapter of the Anushasana Parva of the Mahabharata, different sages tell Yudhishthira about the benefits they received by praying to Shiva. In particular, the sage Valmiki, author of the ...
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Original Ramayana and Mahabharata [closed]

Was the name "Ramayana" given to Ramayana by sage Valmiki or is it people who just call it by that name? If not, then what was the name given by Valmiki? Is the Ramayana book written by the sage ...
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How could Valmiki write the Ramayana?

As we know, there is no mention of Sage Valmiki in the Ramayana. He was mentioned or seen only in the Lava-Kusha story. So who told the complete story of the Ramayana to Sage Valmiki? Was it Goddess ...