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There is no basis for this story in Valmiki Ramayana. Proof is provided in Ayodhya Kanda Ch 56. Verse 1 अथ रात्र्याम् व्यतीतायाम् अवसुप्तम् अनन्तरम् | प्रबोधयाम् आस शनैः लक्ष्मणम् रघु नन्दनः || २-५६-१ Then, Rama gently woke up Lakshmana, who was sleeping without break, even when the night was passing away. Verse 3 स सुप्तः समये भ्रात्रा ...


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Indeed Valmiki Ramayana does not mention the name of the bow that was broken by Sri Rama. But it did mention that the same bow was used to destroy Tripura. From Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Kanda Oh, best one among men, out of the two longbows gods gave one to restive Trymbaka, God Shiva for a combat with demon Tripura, and oh, Kakutstha, that bow alone is ...


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Ravana's 10 heads is just metaphor - just like Purusha's "thousand heads" in the Purusha Sukta. Om sahasra shirsha purushaha sahasrakshas sahasrapat" 1000 heads should imply 2000 eyes and 2000 feet - but the Purusha Sukta says "sahasra" for all - meaning that it is only a metaphor for infintude.


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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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Male and Female or Purusha and Prakriti can be understood through the Tree of Jiva and Atman The Rig Veda samhita 1.164.20-22, Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.1-2, and Svetasvatara Upanisad 4.6-7, speak of two birds, one perched on the branch of the tree, which signifies the body, and eating its fruit, the other merely watching. Rig Veda samhita says: 1.164....


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Both man and woman have many issues in common - both experience hunger, sleep, desire to earn, desire to play and enjoy, etc. There are 2 ways of looking at this concept of separate bodies of man and woman. If looked at in a physical sense, yes, they are apparently different and they are not interdependent on the other, except for gratifying sexual ...


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Below screenshot is of the partial page from Bibek's book. Indeed at any one point in time Ravana cannot be going back and forth between various forms. But there is hardly any inconsistency between verses 8-9 and 17, as Bibek seems to be implying. One can easily imagine that Ravana's 18 other hands were not being put to use at time of verse 17. Also based ...


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I could not find mention of multi-headed and multi-handed Gods in the Rig Veda. Bṛhaddevatā also did not mention about such issues. The 5 faces of Sadasiva were explained here (Taittariya Aranyaka). The Thousand heads (सहस्रशीर्षा) and thousand legs of Purusha, the BRAHMAN ABSOLUTE, were mentioned in RV X.90. The 1000 heads of Purusha or Brahman can be a ...


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Hindu scriptures talk of spiritual truths through stories. One should not take every detail of these stories literally. Do the spiritual truths of Ramayana depend on whether Ravana had 10 heads or one head? Multiheaded Ravana or Multi handed Gods are metaphorical and should not be taken literally. Brahma tells Narada "This brief account of the ...


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There might be no such texts that are entirely dedicated discussing the concerned topic but scriptures do mention why male-female counterparts must exist. For example, it is said that at the onset of creation God divided himself into a male and a female part. The god Brahma cleft his body in two, of yore, Out of one part sprang the husbands, and out of ...


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The questions are Is there any recorded knowledge for how to incite or use Brahmastra or its likes in Mahabharat or any other scripture, if not, why wasn't that all recorded or known or passed on? Why isn't that available like Vedas and other things? Why does no one have any knowledge regarding those weapons, or transcending in skies with ...


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It is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana that Dasratha was an ace hunter who could shoot unseen (just on hearing ) Ayodhya Kanda Ch 63 Verse 11 "This sin was done by me while I was young and wielding a bow. At that time, I was famous as a young man, who can shoot heard (but unseen) object by an arrow, O Kausalya!" But he mistakenly killed the young ascetic ...


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In Ṛgvedic Legends Through the Ages, H. L. Hariyappa discusses this topic in great detail. According to him, the earliest reference to their supposed rivalry is found in Taittirīya Saṃhitā (Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda) III 1.7: iii. 1. 7. The Adhvaryu is he that brings trouble on the sacrificer, and he that brings trouble himself is ruined before the ...


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Well, the battle of ten kings predates the Ramayana for sure and does take place in this manvantara. But it is not so easy to date it. We know Ramayana took place in 24th Treta Yuga in this manvatara. From RV Mandala 7 Hymn 18, we know one of the combatants in Battle of Ten Kings opposite of King Sudas was Puru Indra at once with conquering might ...


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