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In Indian mythology, there are two major epics. The Ramayana, and the Mahabharat. In Treta yuga, the story of Rama and his wife Sita, is the main story around which the Ramayana is written. This epic was written by Sage Valmiki, who himself was a robber, but later mended his ways to become a sage. King Dashrath, the king of Ayodhya organised yagna with a desire for son. Agni, the god of fire presented him with a bowl of kheer sweet rice. Upon comsumption of kheer, Dashratha would beget sons.
Soon enough, these queens have been blessed with sons, Rama, Bharat, Laxman and Shatrughan. Sage Vasistha was the teacher of four brothers. He taught them all the skills required by them as the princes. Rama and Laksham helped sage Vishwamitra. Rakshasas were creating problems for him. Sages were unable to perform yagna. Sage asked Dashrath to give Rama and Lakshman to help him. Dashrath was initially worried. Persuaded by Vasistha, he agreed. This helped the princes as Vishwamitra trained them in warfare.
Both brothers killed Taraka and Subahu among other demons. Along the way, they came to a place where Ahilya was present in a form of stone. Rama liberated her on advise of sage. She was serving a curse of sage Gautam, who was her husband. Many warriors including Ravana has failed in even moving the bow. However, Rama could easily lift the bow. While trying to string the bow, it broken into two pieces.
Sita got Rama as her husband. However, this brought Lord Parshurama to the ceremony. There was the classic confrontation between two avatars of Vishnu. Rama succeeded in pacifying Parshurama. Finally, the wedding of Rama and Sita took place. All four brother were married. Skip to content In Indian mythology, there are two major epics. Princes Rama, Lakshmana, Bharat and Shatrughana as newborn. Education of princes by sage Vasistha in the Ramayana. Rama breaking Pinaka bow in Sita Swayamvar. Sita swayamvara.
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Bal Kand story in pictures
The Ramayan hardly needs any introduction. It contains the divine legend of one of the most loved incarnations of Narayan. He was born as a son of the king of Ayodhya, Dasarath. His marriage to Sita goddess lakshmi divine consort , who was born from the womb of earth, daughter of Janak, could only take place when He strung the colossal bow of Shiv. The story of His wedding1 forms one of the corner stones of this scripture. Vishwamitr, in the pretext of seeking guard to his sacred rites, ushers Him out from Ayodhya and finally reaches Mithila, the ultimate place of the wedding.
The book consists of seventy-six sargas sometimes translated as chapters or "cantos" of Sanskrit verse. The Baal Kaand begins with the ascetic Valmiki questioning the famous sage Narada if there is any man who is truly virtuous. Narada replies that there is such a man and that his name is Rama. He then goes on to briefly describe Rama's physical characteristics and to briefly summarize the story of the Ramayana. Sarga 1 Next, the book describes how Valmiki wrote the Ramayana and taught it to Lava and Kusha Sargas 2 , 3 [ permanent dead link ] and 4 [ permanent dead link ] who soon enough launch into the full story:.
Ramayana through illustrations Baal Kaand
Your browser does not support the audio element. On the banks of the Sarayu river stood the magnificent city of Ayodhya, the capital of the kingdom of Kosala. King Dasaratha, its ruler performed ceremonial sacrifice to fire God for having desirable son putreshthi yagna. As they grew, sacred thread ceremony was held for all the four brothers. One day Sage Vishwamitra, approached the king, asking for Ram and Laxman's help in killing demons who were disturbing his meditation. Dasharatha was apparently hesitant as Ram and Laxman were of tender age at that time and were not ready for a fight against mighty demons.
Ramayan Summary – 1. Bal Kand
In Indian mythology, there are two major epics. The Ramayana, and the Mahabharat. In Treta yuga, the story of Rama and his wife Sita, is the main story around which the Ramayana is written. This epic was written by Sage Valmiki, who himself was a robber, but later mended his ways to become a sage. King Dashrath, the king of Ayodhya organised yagna with a desire for son.