In this article, we have researched and gathered the top 5 interesting Ramayana Facts.
5. Laxman did not sleep for the entire 14 years of Ram’s exile
Urmila, the spouse of Laxman, was ready to accompany him when he was going for exile with Ram, however, he forced her to remain home. once in the forest, Laxman needed to guard Ram and Sita day and night and needed to defeat sleep. He, therefore, approached the god of Sleep – Nindra – and asked her to overlook him for consecutive fourteen years. Nindra commanded that somebody else should sleep on his behalf to make balance, and Laxman asked her to consider his spouse Urmila for this. Nindra visited the Ayodhya Palace and asked Urmaila if she would take up Laxman’s sleep, which she gladly did.
Urmila slept for fourteen years, until the day of Ram’s coronation, and had it not been for her, Laxman would never have been able to kill Meghnath as Megnath was granted a boon that he could solely be killed by Gudakesh: the one who defeated sleep!
4. Ramayana Facts- Laxman’s death.
After Sita was consumed by Mother Earth, Ram knew that his duties on Earth were over and he determined to return back to Vaikunth, however that couldn’t be accomplished as Hanuman won’t permit Yam, the God of Death to meet Ram.
To distract Hanuman, Ram threw his ring within the underworld (Paatal) and asked Hanuman to obtain it. Ram then invited Yam, however, he placed forth a condition that the conversation between them should stay undisclosed, and if anyone intercepts the conversation, Ram would kill the person. Ram asked Laxman to protect the gate to make sure nobody came in to intercept the meeting of Lord Ram and Yam.
In the meanwhile, angry sage Durvasa came in to meet Ram solely to be halted by Laxman. Angry Durvasa warned that he would curse Ayodhya if not allowed to satisfy Lord Ram. Seeing the case, Laxman determined to travel and sit down with Ram and thus intercepted the meeting. after this incident, to fulfill his brother’s promise, Laxman visited Saryu and gave up his life.
Laxman’s death before Ram’s was necessary because the Shesh-Naag (the seat of Vishnu) that was Laxman had to come 1st before Vishnu came to Vaikunth. Vishnu here was Lord Ram.
3.Ramayana Facts- Ram issued a death sentence to Hanuman
After Lord Ram became the King, once, when the court was adjourned, Narada – best-known for making dissonance between Ram and Hanuman – asked Hanuman to greet all sages except Vishwamitra, since he was a King once. Hanuman did thus however that didn’t have an effect on Vishwamitra.
Narada went on and instigated Vishwamitra, which boomed up his anger a lot that he visited Ram and asked him to punish Hanuman to death. Vishmamitra being Ram’s guru, Ram couldn’t ignore his command and punished Hanuman to death by arrows. The next day within the field, the statement was to be executed, however, all arrows did not do any damage to Hanuman as he kept vocalizing Ram!
Since Ram had to abide by his Guru’s word, he set to use the Brahmastra. To the surprise of all, Hanuman’s chants of Ram even failing the foremost powerful Brahmastra! Seeing this, Narada visited Vishwamitra and confessed his mistake, stopping the war!
2. Bali of Ramayana became the reason for the death of Lord Krishna
Ram shot Bali from behind the tree, and Bali alleged that Ram had betrayed him as he didn’t challenge Bali for combat. To this, Ram explained that if a person ill-behaves a lady, it’s the duty of a righteous man to penalize him. Ram then promised Bali that in his next life, he would become the explanation of Vishnu’s death and therefore take revenge for this incident.
Bali was later born-again as Jara, the hunter, who was the reason for Krishna’s death within the Dwapar Yug!
1.The first letter of every 1000th Shloka of the Ramayana together make up the Gayatri Mantra
There are twenty-four letters within the Gayatri Mantra and there are 24,000 Shlokas within the Valmiki Ramayana. the first letter of every 1000th Shloka along with the Ramayana forms the Gayatri Mantra, creating this revered mantra the essence of the epic. whereas the Gayatri Mantra has been truly 1st mentioned within the Rig Veda, it’s gained significance because of the Ramayana.
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