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Did Lord Ram destroy Ram Setu after evacuating Sita ji?

We don't find this incident in Valmiki Ramayanam. But this story is found in the Skanda Purana. So maybe this story belongs to some other kalpa. When ShriRama slayed Ravana, his brother Vibhishana ...
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What was Ravana's age when Sri Rama killed him?

I am not aware of any direct mention of Ravana's age in Valmiki Ramayana but we can roughly calculate it. In Yuddha Kanda, Ravana himself says that he was cursed by Anaranya: [Ravana:] "Rama the ...
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Was it possible to reject a girl if she approached a man in ancient Hindu India?

Perhaps for Kṣatriyas, it is a mandatory injunction, as a part of their "Varṇadharma", to not dismiss an "approaching girl", but such an injunction doesn't seem plausible and valid ...
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Is the proper name of Valmiki Ramayana "Srimad Valmikiya Ramayana"?

Yes. But there's no hard and fast rule to that effect. But technically speaking, that's how each Sarga ends with a 'śrīmadrāmāyaṇe' in the Original Sanskrit texts, as per most resources - 1, & 2. ...
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Is the proper name of Valmiki Ramayana "Srimad Valmikiya Ramayana"?

There is nothing improper in calling Valmiki Ramayana as Shrimad Valmikiya Ramayana. Both the names are correct. We add 'Shri' or 'Shrimad' etc. before a word for giving respect. Like for example, we ...
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Did Ram die by commiting suicide? And who performed his last rites?

So I can see why you are confused because it does seem that Ram commits suicide because as it states her win a modern English translation of the Ramayana: "In these revisions, the death of Sita ...
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Did Ram die by commiting suicide? And who performed his last rites?

No, the enlightened beings don't commit suicide. Rama besides being a God, was an Enlightened being, and for the enlightened person leaving one's mortal coil is termed a Samadhi. For instance, here's ...
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King of Mithila after Janaka

Vishnu Purana gives the descendants lists. Actually there were two Janaka in the dynasty of Mithila. One was the first King, made by the Sages, then was the one whom we popularly call as Janaka, the ...
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What was the age of Sita at the time of marriage?

As per the Skanda Mahā-Purāṇa, at the time of their marriage, goddess Sītā was 6 years old, & Śrī Rāma was 15 years old. Chapter 30, Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa, Book 3 - Brāhma-khaṇḍa, Skanda-purāṇa ...
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