Blog By mariam | 26-07-19
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We think we know everything about Ramayana but the reality is that we don't. I mean, how many of you knew that Ravana was half brahmin and half asura?
Yes, Ravana was a Brahmin and a huge devotee of Lord Shiva. All his powers came in as a 'Vardan' from Shiva.
Ram, Sita and Lakshman went to forest and lived there for 14 years. On the first night while Lakshman was awake to guard Ram and Sita, Nidra, the goddess of sleep approached him.
In order to look after Ram and Sita, Lakshman asked her to leave him alone for next 14 years and instead suggested that Urmila, his wife, shared the burden of his share of sleep.
Lakshman didn't sleep for 14 years and Urmila slept for that long to nullify things for her husband.
Keep reading ahead to know more such lesser known facts about Ramayana.
We know that Lord Rama was an Avatar of Lord Vishnu, but what about his brothers? Lakshman was an incarnation of Sheshnaga, Bharat was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu’s conch (Shankh) and Shatrughna was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu’s Chakra.
Did you know that Lakshman Rekha isn't mentioned in all the Ramayanas. In total, there are 3 versions of Ramayana.
The Valmiki Ramayana written by Sage Valmiki, The Ramcharitamanas written by Tulsidas and a Lanka Kanda version of Ramacharitamans. And the entire Lakshman Rekha incident has neither been mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana nor in Ramacharitamanas and we never knew about this.
It has only been mentioned in the Lanka Kanda version of Ramacharitamanas by Mandodari, wife of Ravana while making him realize that he couldn’t even cross the line drawn by Lakshman.
The Ramayana is written in 7 Kands (chapters). All these chapters signify different phase of Lord Ram. These Kands are...
Bal Kand – Ram’s boyhood.
Ayodhya Kand – Ram’s life in Ayodhya.
Aranya Kand – Ram’s life in the forest and his abduction by Ravana.
Kishkindha Kand – Ram’s stay at Kishkindha, the capital of his monkey ally Sugriva.
Sundar Kand – Ram’s journey to Sri Lanka.
Yudh Kanda or Lanka Kand – Ram’s battle with Ravana, and his return to Ayodhya.
Uttar Kand – The last chapter that talks about Ram’s life as a king of Ayodhya, the birth of his sons, Sita’s test and his demise.