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Yes, It is true that those arrows which killed Vali also couldn't do any harm to Kumbhakarna. Here is how Valmiki Ramayana describes Kumbhakarnas Death:: दर्शयेक्ष्वाकुशार्दूल वीर्यम् गात्रेषु मे लघु | ततस्त्वां भक्षयिष्यामि दृष्टपौरुषविक्रमम् || ६-६७-१५२ "O faultless excellent Rama born in Ikshavaku dynasty! Show your prowess on my limbs. After ...


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The story is told in this excerpt from the Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana. Ravana was told by his father Vishravas that he should attain the status of his half-brother Kubera the god of wealth. (Kubera and Ravana were both sons of Vishravas, but they had different mothers.). So Ravana, along with his brothers Kumbhakarna and Vibhishana, went to the hermitage ...


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Kumbakarna was powerful and strong. He was invincible. He was not evil, but his blind love for his brother, Ravana, could make him defeat anybody in battle single-handed. Kumbakarna performs a severe penance to ask for a boon of complete invincibility. Fearing Kumbakarna's power, valor and invincibility, the Devas plead a Goddess to help them break ...


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Kumbhakarna was able to eat a lot of food in his single meal since his childhood. The quantity of his single meal is equal to the food you can say like your whole life's food quantity. Because of this the Devas from swarg ( heaven ) were in very much tension that if he lives for more like this then the whole earth's food will be finished. While ...


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Ramayana is full of symbolism and through the narrative of Lord Rama & his life, weaves higher concepts of idealism and consciousness. Even Rama’s enemies are no ordinary people and they represent some of the deepest aspects of human nature. The demon brothers of Lanka, represent the negative aspects of the three gunas that keep the soul in bondage. ...


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We don't hear much of Kumbhakarna in the Valmiki Ramayana until the Yuddha Kanda in which he plays an important role for Ravana. But before agrees to fight for Ravana, he severely rebukes Ravana for bringing on the war with Rama. He says to Ravana: The same bad consequence, which was imagined by us earlier while taking the final decision after our ...


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In Valmiki's Ramayana, I didn't get any reference That Rama praised Kumbhakarna after his death but when Ravana was slayed, his brother Vibhishana laments a lot, then Rama comforts him as: वदन्तं हेतुमद्वाक्यं परिदृष्टर्थनिश्चयम् | रामः शोकसमाविष्टमित्युवाच विभीषणम् || ६-१०९-१४ Ravana did not die in battle, without making an effort. He has fallen ...


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