Questions tagged [valmiki]

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

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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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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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How did Hanuman know that Ravana abducted Sita?

Lakshmana did not tell the name of Ravana while introducing themselves and their situation to Hanuman and Lakshmana told the following to Hanuman "He who aspires to keep up the well-being of all ...
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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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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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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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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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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?