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The Puranas (Sanskrit: पुराण purāṇa, “of ancient times”) are a genre of important Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religious texts, notably consisting of narratives of the history of the universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography.[1]

Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa

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Srimad Valmiki Ramayana (Sanskrit: श्रीमद् वाल्मीकि रामायण, Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa) is one of the great Hindu epics. It is ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu literature (smṛti), considered to be itihāasa. Srimad Valmiki Ramayana is an epic poem of India which narrates the journey of Virtue to […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Bāla Kāṇḍa

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Bala Kanda (The book of the childhood) is the first book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 77 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. The Bala kanda begins with the ascetic Valmiki questioning […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Yuddha Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 127 of 128

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Introduction Bharata, after hearing the good news from Hanuma about the arrival of Rama, calls Shatrughna and commands him to make appropriate arrangements for the reception of Rama in the City of Ayodhya. Bharata departs with all others, for Nandigrama to receive Rama. The aerial car lands at Nandigrama. Bharata welcomes Rama and others, by […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Yuddha Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 124 of 128

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Introduction Rama, travelling in the aerial car towards Ayodhya, lands at the hermitage of Bharadwaja the sage. When Rama enquires of Bhardwaja about the welfare of Ayodhya-City, Bharata and his mothers. Bharadwaja informs Rama about their welfare. Further, the sage informs that by virtue of his asceticism, he could know everything about the exploits of […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Yuddha Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 123 of 128

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Introduction In the course of their flight to Ayodhya, Rama shows to Seetha, the whole City of Lanka, the battle-field where Ravana and other demons were killed, Nala-Setu the bridge which was built across the ocean, Mount Mainka, Setu-bandha (where the construction of the bridge was started), Mount Rishyamuka, Pampa River, Janasthana-forest, Panchavati, Godavari river, […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Yuddha Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 122 of 128

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Introduction Rama commands Vibhishana to honour the monkeys with gold and precious stones. When Vibhishana has honoured them with the gifts, Rama along with Lakshmana and Seetha ascend the aerial car. When the monkeys and Vibhishana request Rama to permit them to accompany in the aerial car upto Ayodhya to witness his coronation-ceremony, Rama gladly […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Yuddha Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 121 of 128

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Introduction Rama prepares to leave for Ayodhya. Even though Vibhishana requests Rama to remain at Lanka for some more time and receive his hospitality, Rama gently refuses to do so, adding that he needs to proceed to Ayodhya quickly, to see his mothers, brothers and people there. Vibhishana arranges the aerial car, Pushpaka to transport […]

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