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Is the story of Sita's banishment present in any scriptures other than Valmiki Ramayana?

Do any puranas mention about Sita's second excile? Yes , as you have enquired ,Puranas do talk about mother Sita's second excile. Although not in detail as Valmiki Ramayana because it is Itihasa (...
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How many shlokas are there in Valmiki Ramayana?

Valmiki Ramayana consists of 24000 verses. It is verified in Balakanda 1.4.2 itself: चतुर् विंशत् सहस्राणि श्लोकानाम् उक्तवान् ऋषिः | तथा सर्ग शतान् पंच षट् काण्डानि तथा उत्तरम् ||१-४-२ Sage ...
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Are husband and wife, associated/affected by each others' sins?

Husband being associated in wife's sins The wife's sins definitely affect the husband. This is mentioned in the scriptures. Mantridoshascha rAjAnam jAyAdoshah patim yathA | TathA prApnotyasandeham ...
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On Identity of Sage Valmiki

According to Skanda Purana, Nagara Khanda, Volume 17, Chapter 124, Sage Valmiki is Brahmin by birth too. Formerly, there was a Brahmana named Lohajangha in Chamatkarpura. He hailed from the family of ...
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Did Lord Rama really worship Lord Shiva?

I'm giving here instances other than Rameshwaram. Lord Rama being a perfect example for every human being, prays and respects every divinities. It is also seen in Ayodhya Kanda: वैश्वदेवबलिम् कृत्वा...
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Why Ramcharitmanas received more popularity than Valmiki Ramayana?

Summary: Tulsidasji chose to write the story in Awadhi on being ordered to do so by Lord Shiva who appeared before him. The incident is a very interesting one read the detailed part to find out. ...
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Since Mahābhārata happened after Rāmāyaṇa, why did Pāṇḍu kill a deer that was mating?

Well, your main question seems to be that if Pandu knew very well the definition of Dharma when it comes to hunting then why acted in contrary to that? Then, it happens like that with many people all ...
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Between Daśaratha-Jātaka and Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa which is older?

Valmiki is Lord Ramas contemporary. For eg. In the Ayodhya Kanda Lord Rama, along with Sita and Sri Lakshmana meet Valmiki in Chitrakuta forest. इति सीता च रामश्च लक्ष्मणश्च कृताञ्जलिः | अभिगम्या...
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Did Lord Rama really worship Lord Shiva?

Different Versions of Lord Ram Worshipping Lord Shiva by establishing a Linga at Rameshwaram In the Chapter 3 of Brahma Kund (3rd Canto of Skanda Purana) “Describing how Sri Ram had installed ...
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Is the story of Sita's banishment present in any scriptures other than Valmiki Ramayana?

Previous answers presented excerpts from Shrimad Bhagvat Purana, Padma Purana and Tulasidas Ramcharitamanas. So, I am giving an answer using some other scriptures. Mentions about Rama leaving Sita is ...
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How much was Ravana able to succeed in lifting the Bow in Sita Svayamvara

The story of Ravana attending Sita’s swayamvar and his encounter with the Shiva Dhanush has not been described in the Valmiki Ramayana. The Manas only mentions him having tested it much before the ...
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Where is it mentioned that Shabari offered to Lord Rama the fruits that she has already tasted?

As you mentioned in your post, there is no reference to the incidence of Lord Rama met with Sabari and she offering him tasted berries, either in the Sanskrit Valmiki Ramayana or Awadhi Tulsidas ...
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Did Dasaratha think of performing Putrakamesthi apart from Aswamedha Yagna that itself could give sons?

You are right in surmising that the Putrakaameshthi Yagya may not have been required after the Ashwamedha as mentioned in this verse: चिन्तयानस्य तस्य एवम् बुद्धिः आसीन् महात्मनः | सुतार्थम् वाजि...
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What happened to Valmiki, after the Ramayana ended?

Valmiki is still living. He was also present during the conversation between Yudhisthira and Bhishma which is recorded in Anushashana Parva of Mahabharata. For eg. In this chapter of Anushashana Parva,...
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In her second boon, why does Kaikeyi say नव पञ्च च वर्षाणि (nine and five years) instead of चतुर्दश वर्षाणि (fourteen years)?

This is just to maintain the writing style. These synonymous words are used in Ramayana for the same: नव प़ञ्च च वर्षाणि (9+5) नव वर्षाणि पञ्च च (9+5) सप्त सप्त च वर्षाणि (7+7) वर्षाणीह चतुर्दश (14) ...
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Valmiki's Knowledge of Ramayana and Time period?

Valmiki was contemporary to Sri Rama. As per Matsya Purana, Ramayana happenned during 24th Treta Yuga of Vaivasvara (current) Manvantara. Valmiki composed the story of Rama through meditation as ...
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How did Hanuman know that Ravana abducted Sita?

Firstly let’s note that the abduction of Devi Sita by Ravana was informed to Shri Rama by a dying Jatayu, much before the meeting with Hanuman: Oh, boy Rama, blest is your eternality, for whom you ...
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How accurate is the depiction of Valmiki in Valmiki-Pratibha?

Vālmīki's depiction as a Robber It looks like Tagore's Vālmīki-Praṭibhā is partly based on Kṛttivāsa Rāmāyaṇa. In the opening chapters of his Rāmāyaṇa, Kṛttivāsa narrates how Ratnākara, son of sage ...
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Was Valmiki (writer of Ramayana) 24th Vyasa?

These are good questions. 1. It seems so that Valmiki being mentioned is the one who wrote Ramayana because we know that Lord Rama came in the the 24th Maha Yuga. See the answer here for Maha yuga ...
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For how long did Ratnakar did penance to become Valmiki the great sage?

20,000 years according to Kṛttivāsa Rāmāyaṇa. The name of Rāma was given by Brahmā to Ratnākara (for recitation) at a place, where he recited the said name for sixty thousand years§, seated at a ...
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Does the narrator of Ramayana appear in Ramayana?

Valmiki appears in Bala Kanda and Uttara Kanda. The Ramayana starts with the conversation between Sage Narada and Valmiki. Valmiki inquires whether there is any man in the world with qualities of a ...
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Is the story of Sita's banishment present in any scriptures other than Valmiki Ramayana?

Maa sita's banishment is mentioned in ramcharitamanas as well. In ramcharitamanas-balkand sag tulsidas says: बंदउँ अवध पुरी अति पावनि। सरजू सरि कलि कलुष नसावनि॥ प्रनवउँ पुर नर नारि बहोरी। ममता जिन्ह ...
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Did Ravaan kill Surpanakha's husband?

Yes Ravana killed his sister's husband. As per this chapter of Valmiki Ramayana: Uttar Kanda: And then going to the city named Asma ruled by the Kalakayas, Ravana() slew the Kalakayas endowed with ...
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Where was Ravana born? Do we have any mention of Ravana's birth place in any Ramayana or Purana?

Ravan was born most likely in Ashram of Vishrava or else Rasatal. Ravan's maternal grandfather Sumali hid in Rasatal after bitter fight with Vishnu in which they lost badly. Lanka, which was their ...
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Did Lord Ram destroy Ram Setu after evacuating Sita ji?

We don't find this incident in Valmiki Ramayanam. But this story is found in the Skanda Purana. So maybe this story belongs to some other kalpa. When ShriRama slayed Ravana, his brother Vibhishana ...
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Where is it mentioned that Shabari offered to Lord Rama the fruits that she has already tasted?

While writing another answer, I searched if this story (Shabari feeding Rama 'tasted' berries) is mentioned in Sri Ranganatha Ramayanam, but it's not there. It just says that Shabari offered various ...
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If Lakshmana Rekha is not in Valmiki's Ramayana, then where is it mentioned?

From this article by Devdutt Pattanaik: This story of Lakshman Rekha, the line drawn by Lakshmana around Sita's hut, comes to us from regional Ramayanas like the Bengali Krittivasa Ramayana and the ...
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How many shlokas are there in Valmiki Ramayana?

Continuing the answer from the verse in Baala Kaanda Chapter IV: (2) चतुर्विंशत्सहस्त्राणि श्लोकानामुक्तवानृषिः | तथा सर्गशतान् पञ्च षट्काण्डानि तथोत्तरम् || This epic contains twenty four thousand ...
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