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Where is it mentioned in Ramayana that Shurpanakha lost her nose?

This is mentioned in Valmiki Ramaya Aranya Khanda. When Rama, Sita and Lakshamana were staying in parNa shaala, straw-cottage in Panchavati, nearby river Godavari in Dandakaranya (present day Nashik),...
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Why did Rama tell Lakshmana that "your father" is dead and not "our father"?

In the Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kanda, Sarga 103, Sloka 15, Rama says पित्रा हीनोऽसि लक्ष्मण meaning "O Lakshmana, You became fatherless." Following explanation is based on Brahmasri Chaganti ...
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Why is Lakshmana not considered an incarnation of Vishnu?

In Valmiki Ramayanam BalaKanda it is mentioned that all the 4 sons born for Dasaratha are incarnations of Vishnu in various proportions. अथ लक्ष्मणशत्रुघ्नौ सुमित्राऽजनयत्सुतौ।।1.18.13।। वीरौसर्वा...
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Were Rama and Lakshmana the only humans who fought in the Ramayana war?

Rama and Lakshmana are the only two humans who fought the war. No humans besides Rama and Lakshmana fought the war in human form. Vibhishana and his companions fought the war in the guise of humans. ...
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Is Laxman an avatar of Sheshnag?

Yes, Shree Laxman and Balraam both are the avatars of Sheshnag. In Padma Puran there is a Chapter 1.5.11, The proof is mentioned here in this chapter. According this: When lord Mahadev was telling the ...
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Did Urmila Really Sleep for Fourteen Years?

There is no basis for this story in Valmiki Ramayana. Proof is provided in Ayodhya Kanda Ch 56. Verse 1 अथ रात्र्याम् व्यतीतायाम् अवसुप्तम् अनन्तरम् | प्रबोधयाम् आस शनैः लक्ष्मणम् रघु नन्दनः || ...
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Did Urmila Really Sleep for Fourteen Years?

The legend of Lakṣmaṇa remaining awake for fourteen years while Ūrmilā slept for the whole duration can be traced back to two Telugu folk-songs Lakshmana-devara navvu (Laughter of Lakṣmaṇa) and ...
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Did Urmila Really Sleep for Fourteen Years?

The story of Urmila Nidra comes from folk Ramayanas or Ram Kathas of South India and is not part of Valmiki’s Sanskrit Ramayana or Tulsidas’s Avadhi Ramacharitamanas. As per this article: Lakshman’s ...
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Was Hanuman ever shot in the leg by an arrow?

In Lanka Kanda of Ramcharitmanas, Bharata hits Hanuman with an arrow thinking he's a demon: दो० - देखा भरत बिसाल अति निसिचर मन अनुमानि। बिनु फर सायक मारेउ चाप श्रवन लगि तानि। ५८ ॥ DO.: ...
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Why did Rama tell Lakshmana that "your father" is dead and not "our father"?

The answer given by @Student is correct. However, let me add in this answer, the Scriptural verses which says that an elder brother is equivalent to the father when the later dies.It will also answer ...
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Lakshmana Rekha Mythology?

There is no mythological story behind Lakshmana possessing any special power. He just prayed to the devatas after drawing the line and establishing Sitaji in their care. He said that the consequences ...
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If Lakshmana Rekha is not in Valmiki's Ramayana, then where is it mentioned?

From this article by Devdutt Pattanaik: This story of Lakshman Rekha, the line drawn by Lakshmana around Sita's hut, comes to us from regional Ramayanas like the Bengali Krittivasa Ramayana and the ...
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Did Rama really send Lakshmana to receive wisdom from Ravana after his fall in war?

No. As per Ramcharitmanas, Lakshman did not have any conversation with Ravan after his defeat in war. First two answers have referenced Valmiki Ramayan. This answer is based on Ramcharitmanas. In ...
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Who prescribed sanjivani when Lakshmana became unconscious?

Sushena, a monkey physician tested Lakshmana when he was hit by a shakti by Ravana (not Meghanad. It is according to Ramcharitmanas, Lakshmana was hit by Mefhnad). When Sri Rama was worried and heart ...
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Why Ramcharitmanas 6.61 mentions Lakshmana as his mother's only son and Raama's sahodara bhraataa?

From this answer, I found Bhavartha Bodhini - Shree Ram Charit Manas - By International Ram Charit Manas Research center which provides answers to these questions: Why Lord Rama calls Lakshmana as ...
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How did Rama kill Rakshasa Viradha even though the latter had a boon that no weapons can harm him?

Viradha's body part couldn't be cut by any weapon. If you read next paragraphs and chapters then, you will find that his body parts got joined again after Rama cut them. At last, Rama ordered ...
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Who killed whom in Ramayana?

Hanuman killed Nikumbha Then, while the roaring Nikumbha was killed in battle by Hanuma, there ensued an exceedingly terrific struggle between the enraged Rama and Makaraksha, son of Khara a ruler ...
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Why does SB 9.10.9 say that it was Rāma (and not Lakṣmaṇa) that disfigured Śūrpaṇakhā?

The SB version of Rama's story is in very short form: O King Parīkṣit, the transcendental activities of Lord Rāmacandra have been described by great saintly persons who have seen the truth. Because ...
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Why is Lakshmana not considered an incarnation of Vishnu?

Lakshmana is considered a portion of Vishnu in Valmiki Ramayana. When Ravan entered the battlefield against Rama for the very first time. Ravan hurled Brahma weapon twice upon Lakshmana and Lakshmana ...
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Ramayana - ravana and lakshman

The story you are referring to is not present in the authentic version of Ramayana i.e., Valmiki Ramayana. Lakshmana did not have any conversation with Ravana on the deathbed. The episode of Lord Rama ...
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Is Laxman an avatar of Sheshnag?

Yes,this is true. In the Treta Yuga, Lord Vishnu took seventh avatar as Lord Rama. Sheshnag accompanied him and took avatar as Lakshman–the younger brother. Refer this good article.
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Is Laxman an avatar of Sheshnag?

Other answers provide Purāṇic angle, while this answer is focused singularly on Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa. tataḥ padmāpalāśākṣaḥ kr̥tvātmānaṁ caturvidham | pitaraṁ rocayāmāsa tadā daśarathaṁ nr̥pam || 1.15.30 ...
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Did Rama really send Lakshmana to receive wisdom from Ravana after his fall in war?

Rāvaṇa and Lakṣmaṇa had some conversation. What was it all about? This story appears to be from a folk version of Rāmāyaṇa, it's not part of the original Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa. Devdutt Pattanaik writes ...
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Why did Sita accuse Lakshmana of being lustful?

Fear of her dear husband's loss of life, danger of death, loss of all security in a forest when helplessly driven to a corner.. in such a worst circumstance any woman ( much so a Pathivrata) will ...
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Under what circumstances did Urmila die?

In Valmiki Ramayana, it is mentioned that no woman become widow in Rama Rajya. So I think sisters of Sita died earlier than their husbands. Please refer shloka 99 While Rama was ruling the kingdom,...
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A few questions about the incident in Ramayana where Shri Hanuman brings a mountain to cure Shri Lakshmana

Question 1: Recognition of the mountain of herbs Hanumanji recognised the mountain of herbs because the description of it was given to him as follows:- Prepare to cross far above the great path of ...
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Why Lakshmana did not tell the name of Ravana to Hanuman even he knows?

Sri Hanuman approaches Sri Raama and Lakshmana in the form of an ascetic. कपि रूपम् परित्यज्य हनुमान् मारुतात्मजः | भिक्षु रूपम् ततो भेजे शठबुद्धितया कपिः || ४-३-२ Casting off his monkey's ...
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Is Laxman an avatar of Sheshnag?

There is another prospective to see. राम नैवोद्धितो वीरो लक्ष्मणो विदधत्स्वकः । रूपत्रयं महद्वेषं लोकानां हितकाम्यया ॥ एकेन सरयूमध्ये प्रविवेश कृपानिधिः । सहस्रशीर्षा भगवान् शेषरूपी रसाश्रयः ॥ रामा...
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How could Lakṣmaṇa's mantra to kill Indrajit really work?

As per adhyatma Ramayana by Thunjathu Ezhuthachan in Malayalam, lakshmana killed Indrajith using Aindrasthra, an astra which has Indra as the devata. Before using this astra,he prayed to the lotus ...
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Why did Lord Rama need Lakshmana around all the time?

Vishnu is often depicted as resting on Shesha. Shesha is also considered a servant as well as a manifestation of Vishnu. He is said to have descended to Earth in two human forms or avatars: ...
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