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Ramayan

A summary of the great Hindu Epic that tells us about Rama's life...

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Rama was born at noon of the bright ninth day of Chaitra to King Dasarath and Kausalya. He was believed to be the embodiment of half degree of Vishnu's divinity, (ardha ounsh).

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Rama with his mother Kausalya.

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Ram and Lakshman respected their Guru

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Rama was brave right from the beginning. Here we see him with Vishwamitra killing Taraka.

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Rama went to Vashishtha's gurukul with his brothers.

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Here we see Rama breaking Shiva's bow.

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King Janaka was pleased with Rama, and allowed Sita to marry Rama.

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King Dasaratha wanted to make Rama the King of Ayodhya, however Manthara incited Kalkeiyi.

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In order to please Kaikeyi and keep Dashratha's vow Rama decides to go into exile.

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Rama goes to exile with Sita and Lakshman

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Rama gives Bharat his Khadau

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In the forest Sita spots the golden deer.

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Ram goes after the deer.

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No sooner that Rama went after the deer than Raavana in the form of a Sanyasi asked Sita for alms, and when Sita tried to help him with it, than he like a tiger springing from high grass, Ravana grabbed Sita and placed her in his chariot. Sita screamed, but it was too late. The chariot rose into the sky and sped off to Lanka.

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As Ravana headed south, Jatayu, the great eagle, saw Sita. Jatayu spread his huge wings and flew up to the chariot. "Free Sita," Jatayu declared "or I shall kill you."Ravana ignored the threat. Jatayu tore off one of the chariot's railings. He gently removed Sita from the chariot and set her on the earth. Jataya was growing tired from the fight. Sensing this, Ravana drew his sword and cut off both of Jatayu's wings. The brave bird fell to the ground dying.

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Rama and Lakshmana while in the forest arrived at Shabari's ashram while searching for Sita, who had been abducted by Ravana. Seeing the lord in front of her eyes, Sabari felt blessed, and happily welcomed him inside, telling him that she had been awaiting him these many years. Making him comfortable, she offered him the fruits she herself had tasted and found the sweetest.

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On their search for Sita, Ram and Lakshman came across Sugreeva's house, Sugreeva told him about how his brother Bali had snatched away the throne from him. Rama on learning about this defeated Bali and restored the throne to Sugreeva.

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On their search for Sita, Ram and Lakshman came across Sugreeva's house, Sugreeva told him about how his brother Bali had snatched away the throne from him. Rama on learning about this defeated Bali and restored the throne to Sugreeva.

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When Hanuman returned, Sugreeva kept his promise and asked Hanuman to help Ram in his quest to finding Sita.

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Hanuman set out on his quest and crossed the great ocean.

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Once in Lanka, Hanuman looked for Sita. He found her in Raavan's palace, where she was being troubled and pursued by Raavan to marry him. Hanuman waited for the right moment and then told Sita that he was Rama's messenger and that he had come to help her escape. But in the mean time Hanuman was captured by the demons.

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In Raavan's palace, Hanuman's tail was put on fire and in order to teach Raavan a lesson Hanuman set all of Lanka on fire with his tail. Flames shot high into the sky. As he flew over Ashoka garden he made sure Sita was safe.

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After Hanuman returned, with the help of his monkey army, they started to put up a bridge made of wood, rocks, and stones. Every creature helped in its own way. It took five days to complete the bridge to Lanka.

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Rama, Hanuman, and the monkey army crossed the bridge by nightfall. As they crossed into Lanka they shouted, "Victory to Rama!"

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A fierce battle opens between the Raavan army and Rama's army...Lakshman gets injured in the battle field.

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In order to save Lakshman, Hanuman retrieves Sanjeevani by taking the entire mountain.

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After being healed by the Sanjeevani booti, Lakshman kills Indrajit (Raavan’s son)

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After learning about his son's death, Raavan opened a fierce battle upon Rama. Rama was injured seriously.

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After being seriously injured seriously and it was after this that he reached for his most powerful weapon, the Brahma-missile, to be used only when all else had failed. He took it to his hands. As he did so, the earth shook. All the warriors covered their eyes and fell to the earth. Rama stood poised. He aimed the weapon at the on-rushing Ravana. He fired. The missile struck Ravana's chest and exploded. Ravana fell dead.

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After Raavan was defeated Rama and Sita flew back to Ayodhya in the Pushpak Viman.

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Rama and Sita were welcomed into Ayodhya with much fervor and pomp, where Rama's coronation took place.

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