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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 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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Adding to the above answers, In the Eastern recension of the Valmiki Ramayana, the number of shlokas in each kanda are detailed out in the 4th Sarga of the Balakanda. As per it:- Bala Kanda comprises of two thousand eight hundred fifty (2850) verses: द्वे सहस्रे शतान्यष्टौ श्लोकाः पञ्चाशदेव तु। बालचर्या हि यत्रोक्ता राघवस्य महात्मनः॥३०॥ Two thousands eight ...


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