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First of all, Indrajit never tried to use a Brahmastra, Narayanastra or Pashupatastra in the war (although he did use a Brahmastra against Hanuman during Hanuman's pror visit to Lanka, as I discuss in this answer). But he did once use another weapon of Shiva, the Raudrastra, although as I'll discuss below that was just to fight off one of Lakshmana's ...


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As you probably know, the birth of Rama and his brothers was caused by Dasharatha's wives drinking divine Payasa obtained from the fire of the Putrakameshti Yagna (ritual for having sons). As a result, the births occurred very close together, with Rama being just one day older than Bharata, Lakshmana, and Shatrugna, as described in this chapter of the Bala ...


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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), Shuurpanakha approached Rama with lust. Rama averts her saying that his brother was young and unmarried and suggested to woo him (pun intended). When ...


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The story is told in this excerpt from the Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana. A mysterious sage once came to Ayodhya, claiming to be "the messenger of the great saint Atibala" and wanting to talk to Rama. Rama agreed to talk to him, but the sage said that the matter they had to discuss was extremely confidential: If dost thou wish to bring about the well-...


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The two great epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata have been so popular in expressing human nature and prescribing Dharma that every author, every culture has adopted them to suit their founding principles. The essay Three Hundred Ramayanam by A. K. Ramanujan is an excellent material for the comparative study of these various versions of that one eternal story ...


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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 Koteswara Rao's speech on Ramayana. If father dies, elder brother is considered to be equivalent to or taking the position of father. Since Dasaratha died Rama ...


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Lakshmana did not have a conversation with Ravana on his death bed; there was no time to have a such a conversation, since Ravana was killed as soon as he was struck by Rama's Brahmastra (which I discuss in this answer), as described in the Yuddha Kanda of the Ramayana: Making [the Brahmastra] sacred by a special formula as per the procedure specified in ...


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You can't call it a separation. Rama abandons Lakshmana. He says abandoning good people is as good as killing them. विसर्जये त्वां सौमित्रे मा भूद् धर्मविपर्ययः । त्यागो वधो वा विहितः साधूनां ह्युभयं समम् ॥ १३ ॥ Story: While Rama is having a secret meeting with Devatas, for it to be uninterrupted, he gives this responsibility to Lakshmana. If he ...


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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।। वीरौसर्वास्त्रकुशलौ विष्णोरर्धसमन्वितौ। One fourth of Vishnu manifest. Sumitrá too a noble pair, Called Lakshman and S'atrughna, bare, Of high emprise, ...


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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. It was a war strategy not to change the forms of Vanaras as a form of recognition among the vanaras. Only seven fought the war in human form. (Thanks @...


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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.: dekha bharata bisala ati nisicara mana anumani, binu phara sāyaka māreu cāpa śravana lagi tāni.58. Bharata (who kept vigil at night ever since his return ...


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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 story of Sri Ram to Parvati here he mentioned about Sri Laxman. Lord Mahadeva told Parvati- "Dasharath requested Vashishth to perform the Jaatkarm Sanskar of ...


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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 the following question raised by @SwiftPushkar: You have mentioned this "If father dies, elder brother is considered to be equivalent to or taking the ...


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Adishesha lies on the Garbhodaka Ocean. This universe lies inside Hiranyagarbh which also has 14 planetary systems. Beneath the 14 planetary system is the cosmic ocean known as Garbhodaka ocean. According to SB 5.23.9, the last planetary system is Patala. Further 30,000 yojanas(ancient distance measurement unit) below, Adishesha lies on Garbhodaka ocean but ...


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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 about this in his article This was Ravan too, but he uses a variety of sources for his article. According to Pattanaik's article, here's the conversation that ...


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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 Urmiladevi nidra (Ūrmilā's Sleep). Here's the summary of these folk songs from the book, The Ramayana in Telugu and Tamil, A Comparative Study by C.R. Sarma: ...


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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 his सहोदर भ्राता (sahodara bhraataa: born from same mother) when he was born from different mother? The above Hindi commentary says that as both Raama and ...


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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 wife, Urmila, wanted to follow her husband to the forest as Sita had followed Ram but Lakshman begged her to stay back saying, “I will be busy taking ...


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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 absorbed the divine weapon. स तान् प्रचिच्चेद हि राक्षस इन्द्रश् | चित्त्वा च ताम्ल् लक्ष्मणम् आजघान | शरेण काल अग्नि सम प्रभेण | स्वयम्भु दत्तेन ललाट ...


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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 Telugu Ranganatha Ramayana, written about seven centuries years ago. It is not found in the old Sanskrit Ramayana of Valmiki, written two thousand years ...


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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 you have heard again and again about Lord Rāmacandra, the husband of mother Sītā, I shall describe these activities only in brief. Please listen. ~ ŚB 9.10.3 ...


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The fact is that both in the Ramayan and Mahabharat the so called good sides(i.e. Sri Ram's side and the Pandavas respectively) were weaker than the bad side (Ravan's and the Kauravas respectively). So the good side cheated to win, plain and simple. Ram and Laxman even though they were avatars could not have defeated indrajeet had not vibhishan betrayed ...


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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 broken that Lakshmana was hit by Ravana, he laments and gets ready to die like his brother (Sri Rama thought Lakshmana died). Then Sushena, the physician of ...


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Sanjeevani was prescribed by Jambavan, see the reference below about the conversation between Jambavan and Hanuman: Thereafter, that Jambavan of great splendour spoke to Hanuma as follows: "Come on, O foremost of monkeys! You ought to protect the lives of monkeys." "O Hanuma! You ought to go to Himalaya, the foremost of mountains, by traveling ...


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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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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 feet of Lord Rama. This version of Ramayana has an independent standing and its english translation is available here. As per kamba ramayana, the astra used had a ...


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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 killing Ravana is explained by sage Valmiki in the Yudddha Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana as follows. That arrow, released with great speed and which was capable ...


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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: Lakshmana, brother of Rama; Balarama, brother of Krishna. Sesha is always with Lord Vishnu so When Vishnu took avtar in the form of Lord Rama Sesha took avtar in the ...


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