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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Bāla Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 18 of 77

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Introduction After the completion of Vedic ritual, Sage Rishyasringa and other kings, guests took leave of Dasharatha and returned to their countries. After some time Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna are born. Their virtues in childhood and rituals connected thereto are depicted here. Dasharatha then contemplates the marriages of the princes, since marrying sons after […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Bāla Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 16 of 77

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Introduction Sri Mahavishnu agrees to incarnate as human and selects Dasharatha as his father. While Dasharatha performing putrakaameSTi yagna , a deity called praajaapatya purusha arises from the sacrificial fire to give a golden vessel of divine dessert to Dasharatha for distribution among his queens to beget progeny. The three queens on consuming that dessert […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Bāla Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 15 of 77

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Introduction King Dasharatha commences the putrakaameshti yagna aiming to beget progeny, under the aegis of Sage Rishyasringa. The celestial beings gather to receive the oblations offered in the Horse Ritual conducted by King Dasharatha. They are perturbed at the atrocities of Ravana, and request Brahma to think for a way to eliminate Ravana. Vishnu arrives […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Bāla Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 12 of 77

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Introduction King Dasharatha requests the Sages to conduct the Vedic ritual for which the sages indent paraphernalia, which the ministers are ordered to supply forthwith. This chapter is almost a replication of chapter 8, excepting the inclusion of references to Sage Rishyasringa who by now is available in Ayodhya. ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ […]

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