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As said in another answer, this episode does not occur in Sri Valmiki Ramayana but in Sri Ramacharitmanas of Gosvami Tulasidas. Following is the original text with hindi translations from Gita-press gorakhpur's edition (english translations are mine) from LankA-KAnda which contains this episode: 6.34 जौं मम चरन सकसि सठ टारी । फिरहिं रामु सीता मैं हा...


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Angada's challenging all of the warriors in Ravana's palace to lift his feet from ground, is not from Valmiki Ramayana. The following is what transpired in that episode, after delivering of Sri Rama's message by Angada: ततः स रोष ताम्र अक्षह् शशास सचिवांस् तदा | गृह्यताम् एष दुर्मेधा वध्यताम् इति च असकृत् || ६-४१-८४ Then, the enraged Ravana ...


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He said brahm(ब्रह्म) and not brahmA(ब्रह्मा). There is a difference. Lord Vishnu is considered as brahm; so it is perfectly fine to refer him as. As per the definition of brahm: Brahm or Brahman is "the unchanging reality amidst and beyond the world", which "cannot be exactly defined". It has been described in Sanskrit as Sat-cit-ānanda[1] and as the ...


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According to Padma Purana, after the departure of Sita in the Earth, Sri Rama ruled the Kingdom for 11,000 years. After Sita’s disappearance, Shri Rama ruled for eleven thousand years. So if we add up the number years he spent on Earth, before the departure of Sita, we will get his life span. By the time he reached Chitrakuta, at the commencement of 14 ...


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This is what Sita says to Ravana - तथा अहम् धर्म नित्यस्य धर्म पत्नी दृढ व्रता | त्वया संप्रष्टुम् न शक्या अहम् राक्षसाधम पापिना || ३-५६-१९ raakshasa adhama = oh, demon, basely; tathaa = likewise - on par with Rama; dharma nityasya = in righteousness, one who steadied himself; dharma patnii = legitimate, wife; dR^iDha vrataa = solemnly, pledged ...


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One of the users mentioned Gita Press, which is a good translation. Here is the link: http://book.gitapress.org/product-category/topic/ramayan/ Another is by Parimal Publication, Delhi. Here is the link: http://www.parimalpublication.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=7&product_id=218 Rajaji's version is an abridged one. It is good, but it ...


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First off, as Sheldon Pollock points out in his translation of Ayodhyākāṇḍa, the two verses you quote in your question have been removed from the Critical Edition of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa. Sarga 90 1. In order to establish a reasonable transition between sargas, the SR [Southern Recension] inserts before this verse four lines (2091*), in which Rāma, ...


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The question is: Can Mahabharata be dated in relation to Ramayana using Hindu, Jain and Buddhist scriptures? We have some difficulties in ascertaining the period of occurrence of Ramayana and Mahabharata. the composers of the EPICs Ramayana and Mahabharata or Hindu scriptures were not in the habit of writing history books like historians of our era. ...


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