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What is the story of KumbhaKarna's death?

Yes, It is true that those arrows which killed Vali also couldn't do any harm to Kumbhakarna. Here is how Valmiki Ramayana describes Kumbhakarnas Death:: दर्शयेक्ष्वाकुशार्दूल वीर्यम् गात्रेषु मे ...
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The strength of Vaali

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।। '...
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Do any scriptures say that the hunter Jara was a rebirth of Vali?

Ananda Ramayana. This alternate version of Ramayana has many unique legends which are not mentioned anywhere in Puranas like Padma Purana, Skanda and Bhagavata Purana. (I took these names because ...
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How two brothers Bali and Sugriv become enemy to each other?

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 ...
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Why didn't lord Hanuman help Sugriva to kill Vali?

Rama asks the same question to sages in Chapter 79 Hanumatkeswara Section 2 Book V of Skanda Purana (Pg No- 293). Sages say that Hanuman was not aware of his strength when Vali was torturing Sugriva. ...
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Why did Lord Rama give a second chance to Ravana, but not to Vali?

It was a hostage crisis like Kandahar. अभार्याः सह भार्याः च सन्ति अत्र वन चारिणः | लुब्धेभ्यो विप्रलब्धेयः तेभ्यो नः सुमहद् भयम् || ४-१९-१६ "There are foresters in Kishkindha, some with ...
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Peace negotiations with Vali

It doesn't look like peace talks were on the table as both Rāma and Sugrīva had already made up their minds that Vāli should be eliminated. http://valmikiramayan.net/utf8/kish/sarga5/kishkindharoman5....
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In his lecture to Vāli, which Manu-smṛti verses is Rāma talking about?

Rāma is referring to these two verses from the Manu-smṛti: राजभिः कृतदण्डास् तु कृत्वा पापानि मानवाः । नि-र्मलाः स्वर्गम् आयान्ति सन्तः सुकृतिनो यथा ॥ ८-३१८ 8.318. But men who have ...
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How did Vali defeat Ravana? What's the story?

In addition to Uttara Kānda of Rāmāyaṇa, the story of Vāli defeating Rāvaṇa is also mentioned in Chapter 7 of Upodghāta pāda Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa Upodghāta pāda. It is mentioned how Vāli defeated Rāvaṇa ...
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Do any scriptures say that the hunter Jara was a rebirth of Vali?

"Do any scriptures say that the hunter Jara was a rebirth of Vali? Are there any scriptures that describe the previous birth of Jara?" The simple answer is, NO. [As per this meta post]. No authentic ...
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Why did Lord Rama strike from behind to kill Vaali?

That Rama killed Vaali in an unfair manner cannot be disputed for reasons like: Vaali didn't have personal enmity with Rama. Rules of human society cannot be applied to the animal kingdom (my ...
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How did Vali defeat Ravana? What's the story?

The standard version that you hear about Vali defeating Ravana can be found here and here in Uttara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, but according to Motilal Banarsidass Publishers' Puranic Encyclopedia by ...
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What is markathe? And why does King Vali calls Hanuman a markathe?

Vaali calls Hanuman by the name Markata because in Sanskrit मर्कट​(Markata) denotes a Monkey/Ape which is similar to the appearance of Vanara. Source
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Tara in Panchakanya is Vali's wife or Brihaspati's wife?

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 ...
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Clarity regarding Vali's father and his golden pendant

Can someone help explain who is Mahendra? It's another name of Indra, this is clear from this alternate translation: Having addressed thus in a rage, Vali removed the golden garland gifted by ...
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Is Rama giving contradictory justifications for killing Vali?

Rama is not implying that human's morals, i.e he is not applying human dharma to vanaras. It was Sugreeva who did. In sargas 8 & 10 of Kishkinda Kanda (later too), Sugreeva tells Rama multiple ...
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Why didn’t Rama challenge Vali directly?

Himavan to Dundubhi (re: Vali's strength): https://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/kish/sarga11/kishkindharoman11.htm#Verse11 "Oh, war-expert Dundubhi, Indra's son is there, a brave and glorious one ...
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Had striding of Vali towards 4 oceans daily occurred before formation of Himalayas?

It should not be possible as, in Ramayan, there are various references to Himalaya like Dronagiri, where Sanjeevni was found, and rivers like Ganga which originates from Himalaya. The origination of ...
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Why was Vali doing Vedic rituals?

While narrating the strength of Vali, Sugreeva says समुद्रात् पश्चिमात् पूर्वम् दक्षिणाद् अपि च उत्तरम् | क्रामति अनुदिते सूर्ये वाली व्यपगत क्लमः || ४-११-४ "Before the dawn of sun Vali ...
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Is the rivalry between Sugriva and Vali overdramatic?

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 ...
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What is the story of KumbhaKarna's death?

Kumbhakarna, the Rakshasa had never been defeated in battle before. On the battlefield, Kumbhakarna kills innumerable vanara and eats many of them. He then restricts God Hanuman and Angada. Sugreeva ...
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The strength of Vaali

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 ...
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