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Yes, not the name of all Rishis are available but following is the list of Rishis described in Valmiki Ramayana (quoting text from valmiki.iitk.ac.in and valmikiramayan.net): Bhāradvāja​ Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana met Rishi Bhāradvāja​ first of all after leaving Ayodhya. Bhāradvāja​ instructed them to stay at Citrakūṭa​ (Valmiki 2.54.29). ...


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No. Rama is not a biological son of Dasharatha. Rama did not born from Kausalya due to the physical union with Dasharatha. The slokha you quoted is Then Dasharatha on entering palace chambers spoke this to queen Kausalya, "Receive this dessert to beget your son." [1-16-26] It says that Dasharatha offered dessert that was obtained after performing ...


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Yes Rama had killed Shambhuka because he was performing ascetic penance to become God in the same human body of his and was desirous of attaining celestial powers which could have been risk for Gods. It is mentioned in Uttara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana. From Valmiki Ramayana, Uttara Kanda, Chapter 75-76, When Rama asked him why he is performing such ascetic ...


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Yes, reciting the name of Rama not only gives moksha but is perhaps the easiest and the most effective way in Kali Yuga. The Adhyatma Ramayana of the Brahmanda Purana states: रामनाम्नैव मुक्तिः स्यात्कलौ नान्येन केनचित् ॥ rāmanāmnaiva muktiḥ syātkalau nānyēna kēnacit ॥ By the name ‘Rama’ only, there is liberation in the age of Kali, not by means ...


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The distance between Ayodhya and Valmiki Ashram is about 300 kilometers. In the Ramayana, it is mentioned that Laxman left Sita at the Valmiki Ashram and returned the same day. The author argues that at that time, it was not possible to return to Ayodhya from the Valmiki Ashram, which was 600 km away. So, on that basis author claims that Ayodhyapuri is only ...


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Previous answers presented excerpts from Shrimad Bhagvat Purana, Padma Purana and Tulasidas Ramcharitamanas. So, I am giving an answer using some other scriptures. Mentions about Rama leaving Sita is present across several scriptures. I am presenting few among them, assuming the intent of question is (just) about mention of Rama leaving Sita due to the ...


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King Dasharatha decides to perform an elaborate Vedic ritual, called Aswamedha yajna, Horse Ritual, to beget children. He being a considerate king in taking conscience of the courtiers, he discusses this aspect with the Vedic scholars and ministers of his court, beforehand. मम लालस्य मानस्य सुतार्थम् नास्ति वै सुखम् | तदर्थम् हयमेधेन यक्ष्ह्यामि इति मतिर् ...


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Yes Ravana killed his sister's husband. As per this chapter of Valmiki Ramayana: Uttar Kanda: And then going to the city named Asma ruled by the Kalakayas, Ravana() slew the Kalakayas endowed with terriffic striength ;and then with his sword cut of his brother.in law, the husband of Surpanakha, the mighty Vidyujjihva possessed of terriffic strength; as that ...


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Darshana (vision) of one's Ishta Devata (favorite deity) is possible by Mantra Purascharana. One of the signs of Mantra Siddhi (that is achieved through Purascharana) is Devata Darshana (See this answer) From the introduction of Swami Shivananda's book "JAPA YOGA -- A COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON MANTRA-SASTRA" In this Kali Yuga (iron age) Japa alone ...


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Probably Vashishta and other court-appointed acharyas. From Valmiki Ramayan गजस्कन्धेऽश्वपृष्ठे च रथचर्यासु सम्मतः धनुर्वेदे च निरतः पितृशुश्रूषणे रतः Rama is admittedly a champion of riding elephants and horses, also in tactical charioting, and he rejoices in the art of archery, and absorbed in the obedient service of his father. The keyword is '...


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I. Can one with predominance of Rajas and Tamas worship Lord Vishnu? Yes. Those with Rajasic and Tamasic Guna predominance can become devotees of Vishnu. Where Vishnu is considered the Supreme, though in his Saguna form as Vishnu he is sattvic, yet as the Supreme God he is the Lord of Maya and above these gunas which are in fact a product of Maya. ŚB 6.1. ...


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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 of demons. http://valmikiramayan.net/utf8/yuddha/sarga77/yuddha_77_frame.htm Sugreeva Killed Virupaksha(son of ravan) Beholding that mighty Virupaksha ...


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I am reproducing the question part: Dasharatha killed a brahmin (unintentionally) and didn't leave his kingdom for forest. Pandu killed brahmin and left kingdom. Rama killed Ravana, a brahmin, and didn't do anything as parihara. What are the parihara for sins of brahmin killing? Let me answer point-wise: Dasaratha never killed any ...


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When is their last meeting? [as per Valmiki Ramayana] Lord Rama and Hanumana met on the day when Lord Rama departed from the earth (i.e. last day of his incarnation): Having thus addressed the king of Rakshasas always obeying Raghava s command, Kakuthstha said to Hanuman "It is settled that thou shalt live forever, do thou, now observe thy promise. As ...


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I would like to add to Ram’s answer, a reference from Doha 204 of Balakanda of Sri Ramcharitamanas: भए कुमार जबहिं सब भ्राता। दीन्ह जनेऊ गुरु पितु माता॥ गुरगृहँ गए पढ़न रघुराई। अलप काल बिद्या सब आई॥२॥ जाकी सहज स्वास श्रुति चारी। सो हरि पढ़ यह कौतुक भारी॥ बिद्या बिनय निपुन गुन सीला। खेलहिं खेल सकल नृपलीला॥३॥ (बालकाण्ड दोहा २०४, चौपाई २,३) When all the ...


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Yes, something similar is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana: Yuddha Kanda: Sarga 59 प्रयाहि जानामि रणार्दितस्त्वं | प्रविश्य रात्रिंचरराज लङ्काम् | अश्वस्य निर्याहि रथी च धन्वी | तदा बलम् प्रेक्ष्यसि मे रथस्थः || ६-५९-१४३ "O, King of the Ranger of night! I know you have been tormented in the battle. Go and return to Lanka. Having regained your breath, ...


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Maa sita's banishment is mentioned in ramcharitamanas as well. In ramcharitamanas-balkand sag tulsidas says: बंदउँ अवध पुरी अति पावनि। सरजू सरि कलि कलुष नसावनि॥ प्रनवउँ पुर नर नारि बहोरी। ममता जिन्ह पर प्रभुहि न थोरी॥1॥ सिय निंदक अघ ओघ नसाए। लोक बिसोक बनाइ बसाए॥ बंदउँ कौसल्या दिसि प्राची। कीरति जासु सकल जग माची॥2॥ I reverence the exceedingly holy city of ...


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Garuda Purana Skanda 1, Chapter 1, sloka 29 states: ततः सप्तदशे जातः सत्यवत्यां पराशरात् । चक्रे वेदतरोः शाखां दृष्ट्वा पुंसोऽल्पमेधसः In the 17Th incarnation god came as the son of Sathyavati and Prashara seeing men defecient in knowledge he branched the tree of veda. And, Srimad Bhagavatam Skanda 1, Chapter 3, Sloka 21 states: ततः सप्तदशे जातः ...


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Lets do a careful analysis. Readers have patience till end. Here are the final words Shambuka uttered before Lord Rama executed him:“I do not speak the untruth as I wish to conquer the world of the gods, know me as Sudra, Sambuka by name, O scion of the Kakutsthas (Sri Rama).” (VR 7.66.3) Shambuka explicitly stated that he was performing this tapasya not ...


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Shiva means "the auspicious/kind one". The word Shiva is used as an epithet for several vedic deities, including Rudra. Like other epithets like Indra, Vishnu, Rudra, etc, Shiva is an epithet used to indicate the auspiciousness/kindness of the Almighty God. For example: In respect of Agni: (RV I.31.1) तवमग्ने परथमो अङगिरा रषिर्देवो देवानामभवः शिवः सखा |...


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Yes, Lord Shiva was present when the Gods prayed to Lord Vishnu to incarnate as Rama. The verse can be found in the 15th Sarga of Balakana of Valimiki Ramayana. I am reproducinng it from here. तदा देवर्षि गन्धर्वास्सरुद्रास्साप्सरोगणा:। स्तुतिभिर्दिव्यरूपाभिस्तुष्टुवुर्मधुसूदनम्।।1.15.31।। Then along with gandharvas, groups of apsaras, rishis, ...


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Vishnu married two wives because he promised he would marry one of his wives in her previous births. Also, when he marries them, it isn't a relationship of lust, it is bhakti(devotion). It says in this site:.


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Kansa was from Chandravansha > Yadava > Bhoja family. The wicked son, of ill-regulated soul, of the old Bhoja king, having usurped his father's sovereignty during the latter's life-time, subjected himself to death. Indeed, Kansa, the son of Ugrasena, abandoned by his relatives, was slain by me in a great encounter, from desire of benefiting my kinsmen. ...


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As per The story of Manu and Shatrupa from Mangal Ramayan, where they had been doing harsh Tapasya and as a boon for it, they asked to have a child like the lord vishnu and it is said that Lord Rama and Devi Sita were a boon to their Tapasya which they had performed on the banks of river Sarayu (also present today) which flows through Ayodhya, where in the ...


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I don't have a copy of uttarkand-valmikiramayana so I can't talk about the first point however there's no mention of ayodhyapuri as such, balkand-18 talks about rama birth and it only says ayodhya. Also this argument doesn't stand anywhere. For ex: balkand-sarga6-1 where the city of ayodhya is explained It says तस्यां पुर्यामयोध्यायां वेदवित्सर्वसंग्रहः | ...


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The same expression is also used in Bālakāṇḍa of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa (Viśvāmitra speaking to Daśaratha): Sarga 18; Verse 8 svaputraṁ rājaśārdūla rāmaṁ satyaparākramam kākapakṣadharaṁ śūraṁ jyeṣṭhaṁ me dātum arhasi Therefore, tiger among kings, you must give me your eldest son, valorous Rāma, who, though he still wears side locks, is nonetheless a hero. And ...


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Raghuvamsha 11.1: कौशिकेन स किल क्षितीश्वरो राममध्वरविघातशान्तये । काकपक्षधरमेत्य याचितस्तेजसां हि न वयः समीक्ष्यते ॥ The king (Dasharatha) having been requested by Kaushika (Vishvamitra) for the help in removing the obstacles to performance of yajnas, of Rama bearing the lock of hair. Mallinatha's commentary: ... काकपक्षधरं बालकोचितशिखाधरं । ’बालानां तु ...


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Rama didn't learn the purity of Sita from the fire-test. Rama always knows about the purity of Sita. Thus witness from fire-test is immaterial for Rama. Fire-test is intended for proving chastity of Sita to others. It is evident from the following words of Rama I have been born in the illustrious family of the high-souled Ikshawkus. Sita hath been born also ...


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Scholars ascribe Adhyatma Ramayana to the period 14th-15th century. Though depicted as a part of the Brahmanda Purana, respected as a canonical work of the Vaishnavas and begun in the Tantra style of conversation between Siva Mahadeva and Parvati, scholars ascribe it to the period 14th-15th century, A.D. Nothing is known of the author, though the Rama ...


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