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Sumitra

Sumitra was the 3rd of King Dasarath’s three wives and a queen of Ayodhyā. She was mom of twins Lakshman and Shatrughn. She originated from the ancient kingdom of Kashi. She was said to be the wisest of the wives of Dasarath. She was the main one to first understand that Ram was the incarnation of Lord Narayana. She even encouraged Lakshman to accompany Ram and serve him throughout his exile....
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King Janak

Janak was king of Mithila and the daddy of Sita. Janak was also called Siradhwaja (one, who’s plough banner). Sita was present in a furrow when Janak was ploughing in a field as part of a yagna. Because of this Sita was seen as a daughter of Bhumi Devi, the goddess of our planet. Sita was raised by Janak and his wife Sunayana. When Sita was raised, Janak arranged a Swayambhara, where that he...
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Dasharath

Dasharath was a king of Ayodhya of the Ikshvaku dynasty whose life story is narrated principally in the Hindu epic Ramyana. That he was a descendant of Raghu and was the daddy of Ram, the heroic prince of the Ramyana and an Avatara of the god Vishnu based on Hindu tradition. Dasharath had three wives namely, Kaushalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi. Ram was the son of Kaushalya, Lakshman and Shatrughna were...
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Ramayan – Hindu Epics

Saint Valmiki composed Ramayan, considered to be the most ancient epic .in the world (approximately the 5th to 4th century B.C) which contained 24000 Sloka (verses) in 600 chapters called Sargas, in seven Kandas (grouped into books) that dealt chronologically with the major events in the life of Ram, written in classical Sanskrit poetry. Ram’s sons, Luv and Kush, were the first reciters of Ramayan...
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Ayodhya Kanda

Ayodhya Kanda is about the preparations for Ram’s coronation as a prince, coronation and his exile into the forest. In Ayodhya Kanda Raja Dasharath died due to grief. Ram As Prince Regent In Ayodhya Kanda King Dasharath who had grown old expressed his desire to install Ram, his eldest child the Yuvaraja (Prince regent) to which the Kosala assembly and his subjects expressed their support. He...
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Kishkindha Kand

Ram And Lakshman Met Sugriva In Kishkindha Kand Ram and Lakshman continued their search for Sita. In the process, they came to Rishyamook Mountain where Sugriva lived with his minister Jambuvant and associate Hanuman. Sugriv saw Ram and Laksman at the foothills. He consulted Hanuman as to whether they had been sent by his brother Bali. Hanuman disgusted himself as a brahmin and approached Ram and Laksman....
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Sundara Kanda / Sundara Kandam

HANUMAN WENT TO SEARCH SITA IN LANKA Listening to these words, Hanuman became ready to leap across the ocean. He immediately took off for Lanka by climbing onto the mountain (Mt. Mahendra) and using it as a pivot, launched himself into the air. He met Surasa, the mother of serpents and passed her test. And his seeing of simhika, a rapacious creature of gigantic origin, which captures its prey by the...
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