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There is no root deity of Jambavan. Every Vanara was created by some deity taking inspiration from Jambavan himself. Jambavan was created suddenly from Brahma's yawn. From Valmiki Ramayana Bala Kanda Sarga 17 (Translated by Desiraju Hanumanta Rao & K. M. K. Murthy) pūrvameva mayā sṛṣṭo jāṃbavānṛkṣapuṅgavaḥ | jṛṃbhamāṇasya sahasā mama vakrādajāyata |...


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Does that make Ravan the grandson of Tadka? Do the scriptures mention Sund and Sumali to be the same person? As per Valmiki Ramayana, NO: Tataka was daughter of a yaksha named Suketu. She was married to Jambha's son Sunda. Tataka and her son Mareecha attained demon-hood due to curse of sage Agastya. ~Valmiki Ramayana: Bala Kanda: Sarga 25 On other hand ...


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The following is the brief story of Sita's abduction from Aranya Kanda. A spy of Ravana named Akampana rushes to him to break the news of annihilation of Janasthaana by Sri Raama. He suggests Ravana to abduct Seetha as parting with Seetha causes grief to Sri Raama and thereby he dies. On thinking for while, Ravana goes to Mareecha seeking his help in ...


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Sita was daughter of King Janak, the ruler of the Kingdom of Videhas/Mithila. In the Ramayana, Sita is the princess from Videha, who marries Rama creating an alliance between the kingdoms of Kosala and Videha. The capital of Videha is believed to be either Janakpur (in present-day Nepal), or Baliraajgadh (in present-day Madhubani district, Bihar, ...


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According to Kurma Purana, the bridge will exist as long as the earth is there. In the 21th chapter of the Purva Bhaga of Kurma Purana, Ramayana is narrated in brief. With the mere look at the Rameshwara Linga, all the sins of a person are washed out. There is not a slightest doubt about it. Till the mountains are there on earth and the earth remains,...


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If you go with the story in the Critical Edition (CE) of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, there should be no confusion nor contradiction. Sage Valmiki says through Sri Hanuman - वञ्चयित्वा वने रामं मृगरूपेण मायया - "deceived Rama in the guise of a deer and abducted Janaki " (10th sloka of 31st Sarga of Sundara Kanda). That part of the verse is not present in the ...


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