No, Vali was not stronger than Lord Rama. Same question has been asked by Sugriva in Kishkindha Kanda, Sarga 11.
इमे च विपुलास्सालास्सप्त शाखावलम्बिनः।
यत्रैकं घटते वाली निष्पत्रयितुमोजसा4.11.67।।
'Look at these seven sturdy Sala trees with branches of one overlapping the other. Vali was able to remove all the leaves of one Sala tree with just one arrow.
The story is described in Kishkindha Kanda of the Ramayana. Vali, who was king of the Vanara kingdom of Kishkindha, once went into a cave to fight the demon Mayavi, while his brother Sugriva waited for a year for him to come out of the cave. Finally Sugriva saw blood gushing out of he cave, and thinking it was Vali's, he sealed the cave with a rock to ...
According to the Uttara Kand of Valmiki Ramayan, Vibhishana didn't die. He was commanded by Sri Rama to rule over Lanka. And Sugriva entered in Sarayu. It is described as:
Apprised of Rama's determination of going to heaven, Vanaras, born of the Devas, Rishis and Gandharvas taking Sugriva before them, came there to see Rama. And they all said "O Rama, ...
As you defined in you question, Jatayu told Rama that Ravana went towards South.
Even Sugriva himself saw Sita:
त्यज शोकम् महाबाहो ताम् कान्ताम् आनयामि ते | ४-६-८
अनुमानात् तु जानामि मैथिली सा न संशयः |
ह्रियमाणा मया दृष्टा रक्षसा रौउद्र कर्मणा || ४-६-९
क्रोशन्ती राम रामेति लक्ष्मणेति च विस्वरम् |
Give-up your lamentation, oh, great-...
'Fierce Rávan, king of giant race,Stole Sítá from thy dwelling-place.He calls his magic art to aidWith wind and cloud and gloomy shade.When in the fight my power was spentMy wearied wings he cleft and rent.Then round the dame his arms he threw,And to the southern region flewO Raghu's son. I gasp for breath,My swimming ...
Sugriva had no offspring. This can be understood from the words of Sri Hanuman.
Sugriva sends 1 troop of vanaras for searching Sita in Southern side under the leadership of Angada, son of Vali. He put a general condition that the vanara troops should come back within a month, otherwise they face death punishment.
The vanaras under the leadership of ...
As per Five Holy Virgins by Pradip Bhattacharya, Tara in Panchkanya is Vali's wife:
Tara,9 wife of Vali and daughter of
the vanara physician Sushena, is the
next kanya we meet in the Ramayana.
The end note further clarifies it:
9 Not to be confused with Tara, wife of
Brihaspati, preceptor of the gods who
elopes with his disciple Chandra, or with
Rama took the help of Sugreeva in order to allow Sugreeva to fulfill his own promise to Rama and hence to save Sugreeva from the sins for making fake promises
You can find that Sugreeva promised to Rama that he will fetch Sita from the following slokhas
Then Sugreeva who is gladdened again spoke to Rama of Raghu's dynasty, "My best minister and this ...
While searching for Sita, Sri Rama and Lakshmana had an encounter with Kabandha. After incinerating him, he resurrects in a celestial form and advises Sri Rama to befriend Sugriva, who can cause search for Sita through his vanara army.
शृणु राघव तत्त्वेन यथा सीमाम् अवाप्स्यसि || ३-७२-७
राम षड् युक्तयो लोके याभिः सर्वम् विमृश्यते |
परिमृष्टो दश अन्तेन ...
Yes, it is true that Vali himself ordered Sugriva to stay vigilant at the entrance of the hole, through which Maayaavi entered.
इह तिष्ठ अद्य सुग्रीव बिल द्वारि समाहितः |
यावत् अत्र प्रविश्य अहम् निहन्मि समरे रिपुम् || ४-९-१३
Then Vali said to me, "Now you stay here on the alert, Sugreeva, at the entrance of this hole till I return on destroying ...
Is it true that Sugrīva's elder brother Vāli was stronger than Lord Rāma himself?
Possibly true. No one can give a definite answer to this question because Rāma never engaged himself in a one-on-one fight with Vāli to solve this mystery once and for all.
There's an interesting verse, however, from Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa when Sugrīva is narrating the Dundubhi-...