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Is Ayodhya mentioned as a major Tirth-Sthal(pilgrimage site) in any scripture?

Yes, Ayodhya Mahatmya of Skanda Purana goes into the glory of Ayodhya in detail. Oh! Blessed indeed is your intellect, O ascetic, for you are enquiring about the glory of Ayodhyā. The letter “A” ...
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What was Sri Rama's opinion on the caste system?

During Rama’s reign as king, the caste system was followed. Each case was engaged in happily performing their own assigned tasks. While giving a description of his reign, the Ramayana says: ब्राह्मणाः...
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Is Rama called ekapatni vrata in any scripture?

Ekapatni vratam does not appear to be an epithet of Rama, but he is clearly described in that way in the Padma Purana. (5.105.51) ekapatnīvrataṃ jñātvā rāmaṃ te samupāgaman | athavepitasarvāṃgaṃ ...
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What is Lord Rama's janma nama?

Lord Rama's birth name is Rama. There is no other name. "Elapsed are eleven days and the naming ceremony is performed, then Vashishta, the chief priest, named the high-souled elder one as Rama, ...
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Lord Rama's marriage suffering and struggles

As per Uttara Khanda, Sage Durvasa had already foretold the sufferings of Rama and Sita to king Dasharatha - Learn, O King, what happened formerly during the conflict between the Devas and Asuras. ...
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About meat eating and spices in Rama's time

Yes. Ramayana 2.91: The men beheld countless dishes of mutton, pork, venison and other meats cooked in fruit-juices and fried in butter with cloves, caraway seeds and lentils simmering gently in them....
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Which is the oldest scriptural reference for Diwali?

The oldest scriptural references that I could find after going through many books are from the Padma and Skanda Purans. Sharing the relevant excerpts below. According to the Uttar Khand of the Padma ...
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Is Ayodhya mentioned as a major Tirth-Sthal(pilgrimage site) in any scripture?

Garud puran 16.144 Skanda puran 4.1.6.68 kāśīkāṃtī ca māyākhyā tvayodhyādvāravatyapi | mathurāvaṃtikā caitāḥ sapta puryotra mokṣadāḥ || 68 || These seven cities are the bestowers of salvation here ...
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Why is killing even evil brahmins categorized as 'brahma hatya'?

There is no brahmahatya when a war initiated by brAhmaNa as per mahAbhArata-Adiparva-CLXLII (arjuna in disguise of a brAhmaNa in this case): Then those bulls among Brahmanas shaking their deer-skins ...
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If Goddess Sita is the daughter of Bhumi Devi, then how can we say Lord Ram is an Incarnation of Lord Vishnu?

First of all, I would like to make 2 things clear 1. Being addressed as a daughter vs being a daughter In Mahābhārata:Śāntīparva:Chapter 50, it is stated that when Paraśurāma cleansed the earth of ...
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Was Shri Rama named by Maharishi Vashishtha?

There are many meanings of ram naam रमन्ते योगिनो यस्मिन सः रामः। Upon whom Yogis meditate and gets delighted ie ram राशब्दो विश्ववचनो मश्चापि ईश्वर वाचकः। विश्वानाम् ईश्वरो योहि तेन् राम प्रकीर्तितः।।...
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What scriptures describe Shiva whispering Rama's name to those who die in Kashi?

The answer given by the user Sarvabhouma although correct doesn't explicitly mentions the taraka mantra exact wording letters. The original Sanskrit verse (in Padm Puran's Uttar Khand, Ch 243, Verse ...
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Why did Rama love Sita so much?

There are probably many explanations for this. From the marriage of Sita and Rama, (Ramayana 1.73) Shri Sita, adorned with jewels, took her seat by the sacred fire opposite Shri Ramacandra. King ...
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Why did Rama slay a deer after killing Mareecha?

The answer is given by Valmiki a few Sargas later. In Sarga 46, Sita tells Ravana (who has come in the disguise of a Sanyasi, with a design to cunningly abduct Sita): samaashvasa muhuurtam tu shakyam ...
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Do sources state that in Rama's kingdom of Kosala a wife who stayed in a different man's house could not remain married to her husband?

There is no such law. The real reason Lord Rama abandoned Sita was to fullfill the curse of Bhrigu - The Daityas, whom the Suras threatened, took refuge with the consort of Bhrigu and she, having ...
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Mentions of Valmiki Samhita

Valmiki Samhita is considered as one of the most prominent scripture for the worship of Bhagvan Sri Ram and infact in this text alone for the very first time “Vishishtadvaita” has been quoted, this ...
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kula devi/devata of Shree Rama?

Bhagwaan Jagganatha ji, who is Shri Hari Vishnu ji himself, is the kula devata of Raghu vansha clan. This is further strengthened on the fact that we have various references to Siya-Ramji and their ...
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kula devi/devata of Shree Rama?

Apart from the other answer already given, it is also mentioned that Devi Kausalya, worshipped Lord Vishnu for the welfare of her son Sri Rama. Ayodhya Kanda, sarga 17 (critical edition) kausalyApi ...
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kula devi/devata of Shree Rama?

It's Lord Vishnu/Narayana. Rama worshipped Narayana before his coronation ceremonies in Ayodhya Khanda - After Vasistha left, Rama took bath and meditated on Lord Narayana with undistracted mind ...
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Is the Rāma Lalla murti that's up for consecration designed in accordance with the shāstras?

Are there really any scriptures like vastushastra that suggest how the idols are supposed to be designed accordingly? According to mahAbhArata ashvamedhikaparva ch. 104 (southern recesion), vishnu ...
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Is it true that in Valmiki Ramayan Ram is described as only a human prince?

No. Valmiki's Rama is explicitly Vishnu himself - Word of Parashurama - I have realized your touch of nature as that of the Immutable Supreme Being, God of Gods, the Exterminator of the demon Madhu, ...
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Did Ram become Chakravarti Samrat?

Rama conducted 10 Ashwamedha Yagas. This means all the kings of India were subjucated and under his rule. So Lord Rama was chakravartin. Reigning for ten thousand years, he offered up ten horse ...
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Is Rama giving contradictory justifications for killing Vali?

Rama is not implying that human's morals, i.e he is not applying human dharma to vanaras. It was Sugreeva who did. In sargas 8 & 10 of Kishkinda Kanda (later too), Sugreeva tells Rama multiple ...
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Why didn’t Rama challenge Vali directly?

Himavan to Dundubhi (re: Vali's strength): https://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/kish/sarga11/kishkindharoman11.htm#Verse11 "Oh, war-expert Dundubhi, Indra's son is there, a brave and glorious one ...
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How many generations passed between Bhagiratha and Rama?

14 generations - The son of Dilipa was Bhagiratha. The son of Bhagiratha was Kakustha whose son was Raghu from whom the royal line has since been named. The sons of Shri Raghu were known by the names ...
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Why does Shri Goswami Tulsidasji Maharaj write that Sri Hari is different from Vishnu?

Hari (हरि:- क्लेश हरति इति हरि) Meaning:- one who destroys/takes over difficulties. In Ramcharitmanas, hari word signifies parabrahman maha Vishnu swarup shri ram As padma Purana says:- ब्रह्मावि...
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Did Lord Rama know that Ravana was going to come?

Maya Sita or the illusionary Sita is a concept from Tulsidas Ramcharitmanas, Devi Bhagwad, Skand Puran, etc. It has no mention in Valmiki Ramayana. It refers to the creation of shadow Sita by Agni Dev ...
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