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We often discuss and refer to the Bhagavad Gita but we rarely discuss or highlight the short but meaningful conversations that took place between Shri Ram and Vibhishan (Ravan's half brother). In this thread, I will be throwing shade on one such insightful conversation.
When Shri Rama was fighting with King Ravana, he did not have a chariot. Vibhishan chimed in and stated that he will be unable to win against a powerful king like Ravan without a proper chariot.

That is when Shri Ram told Vibhishan about dharma(duty):
1) Bravery and patience are the two wheels of my chariot.
2) Truth is the flag of my chariot and strength, decisiveness, kindness and duty are the four horses and these horses are tied by the rope of forgiveness and equality.
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Did you know, #Hampi is the #Kishkindha of #Ramayana ?
In search of Sita ji #ShriRam & Lakshman ji reached Kishkindha.
This is the place where they stayed during the Chaturmas after Bali vadh, here is where #Hanuman ji met them in Brahmin roop.
This is the place of KishkindhaKand
#Shriram शरणम ममः
प्रभु इच्छा से ही उनकी सेवा मिलती है, @sharan_shivani और मुझे, राम चरित मानस जी के 14 वर्षों से निरंतर चल रहे अखंड पाठ के श्रवण का सौभाग्य प्राप्त हुआ 🙏🏻
Its Malyavanta Hills where HE stayed, so Krishnadevaraya built Raghunath Mandir here. #जय_श्रीराम
The huge Mandir Prangan has a Dvar mandap, large pillared Mandap, pillared hall, huge courtyard, 2 Gopuras, Garbhgrah with #ShriRam Lakshman,Sita #Hanuman ji’s Moortis carved out of one rock. ImageImageImageImage
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CLAIM: #Rama is not known/ worshipped in Tamil Nadu (#Jothimani Congress MP)

REALITY: Incorrect, likely untrue and deliberate disinformation. Here is why👇

Thread on references to rāma/#rAmAyaNa in Tamil literature till 1000 CE prior to kamban (12-13th C CE)

#TamilNadu #Tamil
Puṟanāṉūṟu (5th C CE or earlier)
notes rAma, sIta & monkeys (vAnara). It refers to sIta’s abduction by the rAkShasa & her dropping jewels

கடுந்தெறல் இராமன் உடன்புணர் சீதையை
வலித்தகை அரக்கன் வெளவிய ஞான்றை
நிலஞ்சேர் மதர் அணி கண்ட குரங்கின்
செம்முகப் பெருங்கிளை

#puRanAnURu 378
aganaṉūṟu refers to the victorious rAma in dhanuShkOTi, studying vedas under a banyan tree

வென் வேற் கவுரியர் தொல் முது கோடி
முழங்கு இரும் பௌவம் இரங்கும் முன் துறை,
வெல்போர் இராமன் அரு மறைக்கு அவித்த     15
பல் வீழ் ஆலம் போல,
ஒலி அவிந்தன்று, இவ் அழுங்கல் ஊரே.

#aganAnURu 70
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Shri Hanumathe Namah
#hanumanjanmotsav #HanumanJayanti #Hanuman

Sundara Kandam of Ramayana is considered as the most important section of Ramayana and reading this is supposed to be very beneficial. Whenever possible, and during Navrati, it has been my endeavor to read this.
Reading it twice in a year might sound repetitive but every single reading enables me to refresh certain points about thought processes that, we as individuals, must engage in to have clarity.

As we all know, Bhagawan Hanuman, went to Lanka crossing the sea and landed there.
What did he thereafter? He did not launch himself straightaway into searching for Sita Devi. But, rather he thought through as to what is his mission in Lanka.
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Thread on controversial Sita's Agni-Pariskha (Sita's entering in the fire to prove her character or devotion to Ram), what Valmiki Ramayana says
#Ramayana #JaiShriRam
Soon after killing Ravana, Ram meets Sita in Vibhishan's palace and says - O fortunate one ! Having defeated the enemy in battle, you have been won back by me. I have thus achieved what could be accomplished through manliness. I have cleansed the oppression.
When you were alone, you were abducted by Ravana; that was a taint brought about by destiny. As a human, I have vanquished it. If a man doesn't use his energy to cleanse disrespect that has been shown to him, what is point of his manliness? Sita's eyes became full of tears
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Do you know how Lakshmana killed Indrajit, S/O Ravana
A fierce battle was going on between Lakshmana & Indrajit. Indrajith power was increasing rapidly & Lakshmana declining, so as per Vibhishan suggestion that Indrajith cannot be killed with any astra at last
@LostTemple7
Lakshmana started his own hymn/mantra on Sri Rama to create a new astra
धर्मात्मा सत्यसन्धश्च रामो दाशरथिर्यदि || ९०-६-७१
पौरुषे चाप्रतिद्वन्द्वस्तदेनं जहि रावणिम् |

Dharmatma satya sandhasya Ramo daasarathir yadi |
Paurushe cha apratidwandwam sarainam jahi Raavaneem ||
Meaning of this shloka:
Dharmatma - If Sri Rama followed 100% Dharma whole heartedly
Satya Sandhasya - If Sri Rama never lied in his life time
Ramo Daasarathir Yadi - If Sri Rama really born to king Dasaratha
Paurushe - Real warrior
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When Valmiki completed his Ramayana, Narada wasn't impressed. 'It is good, but Hanuman's is better', he said.

'Hanuman has written the Ramayana too!', Valmiki didn't like this at all, and wondered whose Ramayana was better.

So he set out to find Hanuman.

#SaturdayMotivation
In Kadali-vana, grove of plantains, he found Ramayana inscribed on seven broad leaves of a banana tree.

He read it and found it to be perfect. The most exquisite choice of grammar and vocabulary, metre and melody. He couldn't help himself. He started to cry.

#SaturdayThoughts
'Is it so bad?' asked Hanuman
'No, it is so good', said Valmiki
'Then why are you crying?' asked Hanuman.

'Because after reading your Ramayana no one will read my Ramayana,' replied Valmiki.

Hearing this Hanuman simply tore up the seven banana leaves stating
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THREAD: Maa Sita’s befitting reply to Ravana, when he tried to convince her, after holding captive.

#Ramayana #Hinduism
यथा तव तथान्येषां दारा रक्ष्या निशाचर।
आत्मानमुपमां कृत्वा स्वेषु दारेषु रम्यताम्।।

(5.21.7)

“O nightranger Enjoy your wives. Take care of them. Taking your example, others' wives also deserve to be protected.”
अतुष्टं स्वेषु दारेषु चपलं चलितेन्द्रियम्।
नयन्ति निकृतिप्रज्ञं परदाराः पराभवम्।।
(5.21.8)

“The wives of others will insult an evilminded man who is not satisfied with his own wives, is fickleminded and has no control over his senses.”
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We all know about Sri Ram & His family members. How many of us know Sri Rama ancestors? Let's go with a #Thread
According to Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, Vasishta Maharshi introduces King Dasharatha's Family Tree to King Janaka just before Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam.
@LostTemple7 We all know about Sri Ram & His family members. How many of
Lets learn Sri Rama's ancestors
From Bhagwan Brahma- Marichi
Marichi's son Kashyapa Prajapathi
Kashyap's son Vivsawan (Surya Bhagwan)
Vivaswan's son Manu
Among 10 son's of Manu 1 was Ikshwaku.
Ikshvaku made Ayodhya his capital & this way Ikshvaku generation came into existence. Lets learn Sri Rama's ancestors  From Bhagwan Brahma- Marich
Ikshvaku's son Kukshi
Kukshi's son Vikukshi
Vikukshi's son Baan
Baan's son Anranya
Anranya's son Pruthu
Pruthu's son Trishanku
Trishanku's son Dhundhumaar.
Dhundhumaar's son Yuvanshva
Yuvanshva's son Maandhaata
Maandhaata's son Susandhi
Susandhi had two son's-
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@mqakhokhar Ancient Pakistan has only 75 yrs of history & Ancient India is more than 5000yr old.
#Ramayana, (Uttarakandam-XIV) refers Bharata,Hindu God Sri Rama’s brother,who built #Takkhasila(Taxila) and named it after his son Taksha,the first ruler. @KanwalSibal Image
#Mahābhārata :The Kuru heir Parikṣit (Arjuns's grandson)was enthroned at Takṣaśilā.Mahabharata was first recited at Takṣaśilā by Vaishampayana, to King Janamejaya,son of Pariksit & student of Vyasa,at the Snake Sacrifice/Ashwamedha yagna.#SatapathaBrahmana(R.Veda)cites Taxila. ImageImageImage
#Buddhist Jātaka tales(5th CE) mention Taxila as the capital of the Gandhara Kingdom & a great learning center.Chinese travellers like Fa Hian & Huien Tsang speak of Takshashila in their writings. Taxila was ruled by Ancient Indian dynasties Maurya,Shunga,Gupta & Kushana. ImageImage
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The Gomphotheriidae were a diverse taxonomic family of extinct elephant-like animals (proboscideans). Referred to as gomphotheres, they were widespread in North America during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs, 12–1.6 million years ago.
#Ramayana took place in the TretaYuga, according to Valmiki and other Puranas.

The great #hanumanji entered secretly Ravana's inner city which was equal to paradise, rendered noisy by neighing of horses and tinkling of ornaments, by chariots, vehicles and aerial-cars and
decorated by auspicious elephants and horses and great elephants with four tusks and by birds and animals in heat. It had beautiful entrances and was protected by thousands of rakshasas with great strength.
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Do you know how Lakshmana killed Indrajit (S/O Ravana)?
A fierce battle was going on between Lakshmana & Indrajit. Indrajith power was increasing rapidly & Lakshmana declining, so as per Vibhishan suggestion that Indrajith cannot be killed with any astra at last Lakshmana
started his own hymn on Sri Rama to create a new astra
धर्मात्मा सत्यसन्धश्च रामो दाशरथिर्यदि || ९०-६-७१
पौरुषे चाप्रतिद्वन्द्वस्तदेनं जहि रावणिम् |

Dharmatma satya sandhasya Ramo daasarathir yadi|
Paurushe cha apratidwandwam sarainam jahi Raavaneem||
Meaning of this shloka:
Dharmatma - If Sri Rama followed 100% Dharma whole heartedly
Satya Sandhasya - If Sri Rama never lied in his life time
Ramo Daasarathir Yadi - If Sri Rama really born to king Dasaratha
Paurushe - Real warrior
cha apratidwandwam - if he is supreme purusha of vedas
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At my talk earlier today on the Doha Ramayana, there were some questions we didn't have time to answer. So, a #THREAD of Q and A here.

Image is the opening page of this magnificent manuscript, now at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. #Ramayana #Mughal #Persian Image
Q: Is there any evidence of struggle in translation from Sanskrit into Farsi. Are there cases when they couldn't find equivalents so used the Sanskrit words in Farsi?
A: There are lots of Sanskrit terms retained and transliterated in the Akbari Ramayan, including the Doha manuscript.

Usually, I think it was an aesthetic choice, to retain something of the flavor of the original (mediated through vernacular Hindi pronunciation).
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#DidYouKnow
We all know about Sita Mata. How many of us know Sita Mata's family tree. Now we go thru Sita Mata's family tree
Let's go with a #Thread
After Vasishta's brief narration about Suryavamsa, Now King Janaka narrates the history of his dynasty-
consents to give Sita & Urmila in marriage to Rama & Lakshmana
Lets learn Sita Mata's ancestors -
There was a great man of religion King Nimi, strongest of men & well known in the three worlds by his own acts.
Nimi's son Mithi - who constructed Mithila. He was the first Janaka.
Mithi's son Udavasu
Udavasu's son Nandivardhana
Nandivardhana's son Suketu
Suketu's son Devarata who was righteous & powerful
Devarata's son Brihadradha
Brihadradha's son Mahavira who was heroic & powerful
Mahavira's son Sudhruti, who was armed with courage & the power of truth
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#DidYouKnow
We all know about Sri Ram & His family members. How many of us know Sri Ram ancestors? Let's go with a #Thread
According to Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, Vasishta Maharshi introduces King Dasharatha's Family Tree to King Janaka just before Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam.
Lets learn Sri Rama's ancestors
From Bhagwan Brahma- Marichi
Marichi's son Kashyapa Prajapathi
Kashyap's son Vivsawan (Surya Bhagwan)
Vivaswan's son Manu
Among 10 son's of Manu 1 was Ikshwaku.
Ikshvaku made Ayodhya his capital & this way Ikshvaku generation came into existence.
Ikshvaku's son Kukshi
Kukshi's son Vikukshi
Vikukshi's son Baan
Baan's son Anranya
Anranya's son Pruthu
Pruthu's son Trishanku
Trishanku's son Dhundhumaar.
Dhundhumaar's son Yuvanshva
Yuvanshva's son Maandhaata
Maandhaata's son Susandhi
Susandhi had two son's-
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#storytime

A Tale from #Ramayana.

"When Raama met Parshuraama"

Mithila had witnessed the Divine wedding ceremony of Rama and Sita. It was a blessing to watch Rama and Sita together.

King Dasharatha was returning to Ayodhya, accompanied by his retinue.
On the way, there were some bad omens, a worried Dashratha asked Vashishta about it. Vashishta pacified him by asking him not to worry.

As Dashratha and Vashishta were conversing, there broke out a great storm.
Trees were uprooted and the earth quaked, a cloud of dust went up and hid the sun enveloping everything in its darkness.

Everyone was Terror Struck, however, after a while, they found out the reason for this mayhem.
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#Thread
#Keesaragutta is a #Temple dedicated to Mahadev Shiva & his consorts Bhavani & Sivadurga at Keesaragutta in Medchal-Malkajgiri district, about 30 km from #Hyderabad . It is located on a small hillock. @sattology @Itishree001 @LostTemple7 @desi_thug1 @DivineElement
#Sattology says that Sri Rama installed Shiva Lingam here to nullify Brahmahatya Paapa of killing Ravana. He selected this beautiful valley surrounded by hills & verdant greenery for the purpose & ordered Hanuman to bring a Sivalingam from #Varanasi.
@RajeAiyer @Nidhi7007
Hanuman was late in arriving with Shiva lingam & as the Muhurtham was nearing, Mahadev himself appeared before Sri Rama & presented a Shiva lingam for installation. Hence the lingam in the #Temple is called Swayambhu Lingam. @almightykarthik @harshasherni @pujari_anup
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#Thread
#Theerthamalai is Mahadev Shiva #Temple along with His consort Devi Vadivaambigai, located at #dharmapuri Dist, #TamilNadu . The name Theertha means holy water malai means hill in Tamil. (Hill with Holy Water). Theerthamalai is a village situated @sattology @Itishree001
about 16 km northeast of #Harur. This temple also called as Theerthagireeswar (Theertha+Giri+Eswar)
Temple is located at the top of a hillock about 1 km up the steep slope of the hillock, derives its name from five springs in the temple. Mahadev Shiva is main deity. @karthiklv
#Temple was built in the 7th century, having many contributions being made by the Chola & Pandya Kings. Several inscriptions can be found in Temple. There is a deep connection of this temple with #Ramayana. When Sri Ram killed Ravana – @hathyogi31 @eshers @rightwingchora
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Requesting u to read👇as our history is abt to b REWRITTEN.
In an era when ppl r debating ovr whether women shld b allowed in #Combat zone, Indian archeologists hv stumbled upon a 4000 yrs old burial ground of WARRIOR WOMEN.
Proves incidents mentioned in #Ramayana to b TRUE.
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Ancient INDIANS hd a special SHIELD which ws BENDABLE. Not even modern ARMIES use such sophisticated shields. Infact NO WHERE in the WORLD hv such shields been EVER used.
SINAULI, an ancient Indian city, hides in itself more such SECRETS, but digging ws stopped in 2005.
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so that a WESTERN skewed version of our history cld continue to b peddled.
But nw v hv a series on this ANCIENT CITY, which I URGE u to watch with ur KIDS--SECRETS of SINAULI, by @BajpayeeManoj on discovery plus.👇
DO watch.🙏
@LostTemple7
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Why do you need to be careful while reading translations of Indian epics & other literature from the likes of Sheldon Pollock, Arshhia Sattar, Devdutt Mythyologist, Audrey Trushke etc.
#SthaliPulakaNyaya #Ramayana #ArshiaSattar
Watch these 2 minutes and you'll know. RT pls 🙏
Folks,watch & share🙏:@ShrikaanthK @iAnilRamesh @HarshaVasishta @dhruvabatni @MoolaNakshatra @acharya2 @artofclutter @cguntury @TheOriginalCSP @tmnagaraja Specifically tagging Bengaluru folks, because this "nuanced" translator is from there & close to the affairs of RangaShankara
@btbytes @deshi_mangoman @shankarrajaram1 @sumanthbharatha @hsraghav @Raaga_Suresh @narasimhasuresh @varanasisarma @vajrayudha11 @vajrabhrt This is the "accuracy" of translation from someone who claims has been working on Ramayana for 35 years
Please see the video above for ref🙏
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I have developed a new found interest in human migration with special emphasis on Indian civilization of late.
After reading and understanding many articles published in this field – I am summarising my observations

#india #civilization
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and posing a few questions hoping that some of you would be able to answer or correct me if I am wrong. Hope you like this..
The understanding of ancestry & human migration is based on studying the mitochondrial DNA from the skeletal remains from excavations.

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The beauty of mitochondrial DNA, also called maternal DNA since it is derived from mother alone. The sequence of mt DNA stays the same over generations, and thus is a useful tool for looking at maternal ancestry. DNA is an alphabet soup made up of 4 letters - A,G,C,T

3/n
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In the year 1992, an animated film based on Ramayana was released through satellite cinema. It was made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of India-Japan diplomatic relations. It was the idea of Japanese film director Yugo Sako,who was deeply
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@rightwingchora @IndiaArtHistory
Influenced by Ramayana to adopt it into an animated film. The government at that time thought that presenting Ramayana in a 'cartoon' format may cause controversy hence it was not selected for theatrical release. Teams from both countries were employed and the film was made in
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English and Hindi for home release. For the Hindi version voice of Lord Rama was given by @arungovil12, who had earlier immortalised the role of warrior prince Rama in #RamananSagar's #Ramayana for @DDNational. Eminent actor-villain Amrish Puri dubbed for #Ravana.
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The #Ramayana is one of the two great epics of Hinduism. It is not just a story of good and evil. There are very important teachings that we need to learn from the great epic. It describes that materialistic and sensual pleasures are a natural part of human life. Image
But at the same time, Dharma must not be compromised in any way in order to attain these other pleasures. It puts great emphasis on the ideal of Dharma or righteousness; an ideal that each person must practice in their lives. Image
It teaches us the importance of morality and justice. The Ramayana also depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, son, husband, brother, friend and the king. The character of #LordRama is a perfect example of these qualities. Image
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Valmiki played an important role in Uttara Kanda, the last chapter of epic Ramayana. The Uttara
Kanda was not original work of Valmiki. It is believe to be taken up from Sesha Ramayana.
#वन्दे_वाल्मीकिम् #ValmikiJayanti
According to the legend Rama send Sita to forest. Sita finds refuge in Sage Valmiki's ashram,
where she gives birth to twin boys Lava and Kusha. Lava and Kusha were Valmiki's first disciples
to whom he taught the Ramayana. #वन्दे_वाल्मीकिम् #ValmikiJayanti
Bala Kanda of the epic also tells the story of Valmiki narrating the Ramayana to his disciples Lava
and Kusha. #वन्दे_वाल्मीकिम् #valmikijayanti
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