Ramayana Facts Scientific Proofs Ramayan Amazing Truth

The Ramayan is the greatest text, the living teacher which enlightens the people nuances of leading life as a civilized human. It depicts the history of Tretayug teaching duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife, and the ideal king.

The Ramayan consists of 24,000 verses in seven sections (kāṇḍas) and 500 cantos (sargas), and tells the history of Ram (an avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu), whose dharmpatni Sita is abducted by Ravan, the king of Lanka. Incidentally the first letter of every 1000 verses (total 24) make the Gayatri mantra. The Ramayan most beautifully explores human values and the concept of Dharma.Ramayan is the Greatest Moral Teacher on Humanity

Ramayana Amazing Facts and Historical Proofs

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Ramayan: Hanuman, Squirrel and Ravan’s Musical Instrument

Rambhakt Hanuman is one of the 7 chiranjeevs (immortals). These immortals live till the beginning of the next Satya Yuga. Hanuman is alive and attends Ram Katha wherever it is recited in Bharat.

The stripes on the back of squirrels occurred when Bhagwan Ram‘s caressed his hand on one of them for their dedication to help construct the bridge to Lanka. Squirrels were helping holding small pebbles and placing them between gaps of stones used to built bridges.

Ravan broke his arm to construct a musical instrument to sing songs of praise for Bhagwan Shiv. It was called the Ravan Hatta. While Ravan lay dying Ram asked Laxman to go up to him to learn all that Ravan had to offer since Ravan was a Brahman and mastered Vedic teachings.

Ravana playing veena, Brahmin of Shastras and Siddhis

Ramayana Facts: Hanuman’s Bhakti for Ram and Sita Maa

Hanuman got necklace of pearls from Sita. Hanuman broke each pearl from the necklace and rejected the gifted necklace saying “I don’t accept anything that does not contain Ram.”

Hanuman ripped his chest to show the presence of Ram in his heart.

Sita’s name while in exile was Vaidehi.

Vashishtha and Vishvamitra both were Ram’s gurus. And both hated each other at one point of time.

Ramayana Facts Vashishtha Vishvamitra Gurus of Rama Lakshmana

Young brother of Ram, Lakshman is an incarnation of Sheshnag or Adi Shesha. He also accompanied Bhagwan Vishnu as elder brother BalRam in the eighth incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu, Shree Krishna.

The Ramayan is the historical compilation of incidents that occurred at the end of Tretayug. It is the most read epic among Hindus. The Ramayan is not only the history of Ram but also cover life incidences of Laxman, Bharat and Hanuman. Some aspects of Maa Sita, Urmila, Vibheeshana alongwith Kaikeyi and Manthra are also covered.

Original composer of The Ramayan is Sage Valmiki. There are many versions of this epic which were written by native and foreign writers. The understanding and interpretation was done according to the limited thinking abilities of these writers. Valmiki’s version is thus also known as Valmiki Ramayana. Another famous version is by Tulsidas, known as Ramcharitmanas.

To make it easy and comprehensible for Kaligyugi readers, this great epic is composed of rhyming couplets called ‘shloka’, employing a complex meter called ‘anustup’. These verses are grouped into individual chapters called ‘sarga’, wherein a specific event or intent is told. The sarga’s are again grouped into sections called ‘kand’.

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Ramayan Adhyayas

The history of the Ramayan is written in seven sections, also known as kand. These are:

Bal Kand – Ram’s boyhood.
Ayodhya Kand – Ram’s life in Ayodhya until his banishment.
Aranya Kand – Ram’s life in the forest and Sita’s abduction by Ravan.
Kishkindha Kand – Ram’s stay at Kishkindha, the capital of his monkey ally Sugriva.
Sundar Kand – Ram’s journey to Sri Lanka
Yudh Kand or Lanka Kand – Ram’s battle with Ravan, the freedom of Sita and their return to Ayodhya.
Uttar Kand – Ram’s life as king in Ayodhya, the birth of his two sons, Sita’s test of innocence and return to her mother, and Ram’s last days on earth. This kand completes the Ramayan. (It is said that Sita ‘s Agnipariksha and birth of two Sons of Ram were added later in Uttar Kand but was never a part of original Ramayan)

Ramayan Stunning Facts about Laxman (Lakshman)

Ram on whose name the history is referred as Ramayan, and his brothers were born as the result of Putra Kameshti Yagya by Dashratha. They were not born with the natural process of human reproduction. At the end of the yagna, a bowl of dessert was given to Dashratha, which was distributed among his wives. Sumitra was fed twice, so she gave birth to twins. Dasharatha belonged to the Ikshvaku lineage (Ikshvaku is the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty and founder of the Solar Dynasty of Kshatriyas in Vedic civilization in ancient India).

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Ram is the seventh incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu, a Dashavatar.

In their childhood, Ram and Laxman (Lakshmana) helped Vishwamitra and killed demons Maricha and Subahu. Ram points his bow at the two, and with one arrow kills Subahu, and with the other arrow flings Mareecha thousands of miles away into the ocean

Ram Laxman killing Maricha and Subahu

Sita is an incarnation of Devi Laxmi. She is also the daughter of Bhoomi devi (earth).

Laxman never slept during the Ram’s exile. He is also known as Gudakesh, meaning, the one who has defeated “sleep”.

Laxman killed three sons of Ravan. While his killing of Meghnaad is more popular, other sons of Ravan were Prahast and Atikay.

Bhagwan Shiv explained that Laxman would have escaped Shakti easily, but to respect the weapon, he took this on his chest.

Laxman Rekha incident is not mentioned in the Valmiki Ramayana. This is mentioned by Mandodri in Lanka kand in Ramcharitamanas. Most historians believe it never actually occurred.

Laxman (Lakshmana) was the twin brother of Shatrughan. Their mother was Sumitra. Even today recitement of name Shatrughan (शत्रुघ्न) is enough to decimate strength of enemies.

Bhagwan Ram left this earth by taking the Jal Samadhi in Sarayu river. Kewat Prasang also happened here.

Bhagwan Ram took Jal Samadhi in Sarayu River to leave earth

Ramayana Facts on Sita Swayamvar, Parshuram and Sugriva Meeting

During Sita Swayamvar, Bhagwan had broken the bow (dhanush) of Shiv to win the Swayamvar. There is a reason behind this condition of Swayamvar. No one was able to move bow easily, the Shiv dhanush was easily moved by Sita during her childhood. King Janak observed and thought her daughter was brave and strong so only mutually stronger match should marry her. And Swayamvar was organized.

Parshuram challenged Ram to string the bow of Vishnu, Ram easily did and asked to tell him to where he should release the arrow. Parshuram realized that Ram is no ordinary man but incarnation in human form. It is important to notice here that both of these warriors were incarnations of Vishnu.

Ramayana Facts Ram Sugriva Friendship Saving from Vali Bali

Bhagwan Ram helped Sugriva to get back the kingdom of Kishkindha. He helped Sugriva to defeat his brother, (Baali) Vali.  Tara, wife of Baali, is one of the Panchkanya. Mandodari, the wife of Ravana, is also a Panchkanya from the Ramayan.

Ram, Laxman (Lakshman) and Sita spent the vanvaas in Dandakaranya forests, which is still a huge forest region surrounded by hills and vegetation.

Lakshmana’s wife was Urmila. There is not much written about her, but she also made a supreme sacrifice of staying back in Ayodhya, while Laxman accompanied Ram and Sita for vanvaas. Urmila was Sita’s younger sister. Urmila slept, non-stop for 14 years, both his and her shares of sleep so that Laxman remained awake protecting Ram and Sita. She slept for the whole period of exile (14 years) and only woke up when Laxman returned to Ayodhya.

Tara was an apsara produced from the churning of ocean. During the churning, (Baali) Vali was from gods side.

Ramayan History on Jambavana (Jambavanta), Vali (Bali) and Kishkindha

Jambavantha was created by Brahma, to assist Ram in his struggle against Ravan. During a duel, he hit Ravan, who became unconscious. He also reminded Hanuman of his prowess, so he could cross the ocean and visit Lanka.

Vali (Bali) was famous for the boon that he had received, according to which anyone who came before him lost half his strength to Vali, thereby making Vali invulnerable to any enemy. That is why his death was possible only due to divine intervention and therefore he was killed by Bhagwan Ram.

Ram Killed Vaali-Baali to Restore Dharma in Kishkindha

Vali (Bali) had defeated Ravan as well. Once Ravana called Vali for a fight. He took Ravan in his tail and took him around all the world. Humbled, Ravana called for a truce.

Ramayan Amazing Facts about Hanuman

Hanuman, because of boons from Surya, laghima and garima, could take various forms. He used them to defeat Sursa, Chaayagrahi, Lankini in the Ramayan.

Hanuman slain the demon Kalanemi, while fetching Sanjeevani herb. Kalanemi was sent by Ravan. Sanjeevani herbs are still available in Himalayas and also from the mountain in Sri Lanka where it was kept by Hanuman.

Hanuman also defied Sun from rising before time as it would have killed Laxman. In a way slowing the rotation of earth and Sun’s revolution.

Hanuman was also shot arrow by Bharat while flying over Ayodhya. Hanuman accepted the arrow as Bhagwan Ram was written over it. Since he was shot on a leg, he had a limp for some time.

Ramayan Amazing Facts about Shatrughan, Bharat and Ravan’s Ancestor Pulastya

Shatrughan is the incarnation of Vishnu’s conch. Shatrughan was married to Shrutakeerti, the daughter of King Kusadhbojan and his wife. Shrutakeerti was the cousin of Sita, daughter of King Janaka.

Shatrughan killed Lavanasura, a nephew of Ravana, a demon son of Madhu. Madhura or Mathura is named after Madhu. It is famous for Krishna Leela.

Bharat was the husband to Mandavi, daughter of King Janaka’s brother Kushadhvaja and thus a cousin of Sita, who was dharmpatni of Ram. They had two sons, Taksha and Pushka. Thus, in the Ramayana, wives of all brothers were related.

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Bharat is incarnation of the Sudarshana Chakra, the most famous of Vishnu’s Panchayudhas.

Ravan’s grandfather was Pulastya, one of the seven great sages or Saptarishis. His father was himself a great sage Vishrava. Pulastya practiced dhyan for thousands of years.

Ramayana facts Pulastya Grandfather of Ravana

Ravan’s mother was the princess of Daityas. Her name was Kaikesi. Kaikesi’s father was Sumali. Ravan was half Brahman and half Asura.

Kaikesi chose Vishrava as her husband in quest to mother a son who was incomparable.

Vishrava was the father of Kuber. Thus Ravan was the half brother of Kuber. Arrogant Ravan conquered Sri Lanka from Kuber and became the King of Lanka.

Ramayana Facts about Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Ahiravan

Ravan was also an excellent Veena player and the sign of his flag had a picture of Veena on it.

Ravan had four brothers. Vibhishana, Kumbhakarna and Ahiravan and Mahiravan. Khara and Dushan are also believed to be his brothers.

Kumbhakarna was considered pious, intelligent and brave that made Indra jealous of him. Along with his brothers, Ravan and Vibhishan, he performed major Yagnas and penance for Brahma. When the time came for asking a boon (blessing) from Brahma, his tongue was tied by goddess Saraswati (on Indra’s request). So instead of asking “Indraasana” (seat of Indra), he asked for “Nidraasana” (bed for sleeping). But Kumbhakarna was not the longest sleeper as popularly known. Muchukunda is a Hindu king who slept for 4 million years.

Kumbhakarna slept for 6 months, staying awake for next 6 months. His period of taking rest was similar to day/night cycle, the major difference being, it was prolonged to an annual cycle.

Kumbhakarna had two sons, Kumbha and Nikumbha, who too fought in the war against Ram and were killed.

Ravan also asked for absolute invulnerability from and supremacy over gods, heavenly spirits, other rakshas, serpents, and wild beasts. He did not ask for protection from mortal men, as he did not think that they would cause him any harm. And that was the reason that Vishnu took avatar in human form as a man.

Ravan Meditating Bhagwan Shiv

Ram and Laxman (Lakshaman) were abducted by Ahiravan. Ahiravan was the brother of Ravan and king of Paatal (netherworld). The two brothers were saved by Hanuman. Even today there are many tunnels found by archaeologists the world over, whose depth is immeasurable, they are inferred as the pathways to Paatal lok.

Ramayana Facts: Amazing Shiv Bhakti of Ravana, Vibhishana Treachery for Protection of Dharma

Following the capture of Lanka, Ravan pleased Shiv with his penance. But he insisted Bhagwan Shiv to come to Sri Lanka as he is greatest devotee of Shiv. His insistence led to arrogance, wherein he tried to lift mount Kailash and take it to Lanka. Shiv mildly pinned Ravan with his pinky toe(smallest finger of the leg), seeing his hands beneath mount Kailash, Ravan roared in pain and recited Tandav Stotram.

Ravan offered his head ten times to show his selfless bhakti towards Shiv. Pleased with his resilience and devotion, Bhagwan Shiv gave to him the divine sword Chandrahas.

Ravan offered his head to Bhagwan Shiv

Ravan was cursed by Nandi that Lanka would be destroyed by a monkey. Later Hanuman put Lanka into flames.

Hanuman defeated his son Makardhwaj when he was guarding Ram and Laxman who were under captivity of Ahiravan and rescued the two brothers.

Ahiravan and Mahiravan were very brave and skilled Asuras. Hanuman had to take Panchroopi form to kill Ahiravan and Mahiravan.

Ravan did severe penance to appease Brahma. Brahma blessed him with nectar which could keep him alive as long as it lasted.

Vibhishana revealed the secret of nectar (gem) to Ram when in the battlefield, every time Ram cut Ravana’s head, another head sprang up. On his advise, Ram first dried the nectar using Prasvapana and later killed him. It is important to note that the Ramayan give importance to Vibhishana more than other brothers, because he left his own brother for the cause of Dharma.

Ramayana Facts: Incredible Strength of Sita Mata, End of Vishnu Leela

Sita remained with Agni when Ravan abducted her. When Ravan came to kidnap mother Sita and she saw him, she took shelter of Agni. The fire-god covered the body of mother Sita, and in this way she was protected from the hands of Ravan. The fire-god, Agni, took away the real Sita and brought her to the place of Parvati, goddess Durga. An illusory form of mother Sita was then delivered to Ravan. The original Sita went to the abode of the fire-god. During Agnipariksha, illusory Sita entered the fire. At that time Agni brought the original Sita from his abode and arranged her meeting with Bhagwan Ramachandra. Some Sages inform that Uttar Kand did happened and Agni Pariksha was purposely organized so that original Sita stays with Bhagwan Ram in Ayodhya.

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Following Ram, all his brothers left this world by taking Jal samadhi in Sarayu river. The Jal Samadhi ends the Vishnu leela in Tretayug. Samadhi is the only medium to travel to different planes and dimensions.

Ramayan Scientific Facts: Proofs that Ramayana is History of Tretayug World

Recent proofs validate the truth that Ramayan is one of the oldest recorded histories. Breath taking imagery proofs that suggest that history of Ramayan did happened in Tretayug. Other evidences also prove that Ramayan did actually occurred.

Ramayana Scientific Proof: Hanuman Set Lanka Palace on Fire

Hanuman set lanka palace and nearby areas on fire, the melted remains of certain areas in Ussangoda.

Hanuman set lanka palace and neraby areas on fire, the melted remains of certain areas in Ussangoda.

Ramayana Scientific proof: Footprints of Hanuman

Giant footprints of Hanuman in Ashok Vatika, when he took Bheem form to beat Demons who were guarding Vatika.

Giant footprints of Hanuman in Ashok Vatika, when he took Bheem form to beat Demons who were guarding Vatika.

Ramayana Proof: Ashok Vatika Visited By People

Ashok Vatika still exists as Ashokavanam in Sri Lanka.

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Ramayana Proof: Kotuwa Extension of Ashok Vatika

When Ravan Abducted Mata Sita, he took her to this place, Kotuwa, which is today known as Sita Kotuwa a tourist place in Sri Lanka.

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Ramayan Proofs: Kanniya Hot Wells Constructed By Ravana

Kanniya hot wells nearby temples were constructed by Ravan to get fresh before doing Puja. These wells still exists in Sri Lanka.

Kanniya hot wells nearby temples were constructed by Ravan to get fresh before doing Puja. These wells still exists in Sri Lanka.

Ramayana Scientific Facts and Historical Proof: After Death of ShivBhakt Ravana, a Temple was Constructed By Lankans in Tretayug

Ravan prayed to Shiv and was one of the greatest Shiv Bhakts of his time, Koneshwaram temple was constructed to commemorate the bhakti of Ravan and still exists in Sri Lanka.

Koneshwaram (Koneswaram) Temple built for Ravan still exists in Sri Lanka

Ramayan Monumental Proof: World’s Oldest Man Made Bridge Confirmed by Archaeologists, Geologists and Scientists

Ram Setu, built entirely with stones, now known as oldest bridge of mankind (Adam’s Bridge) actually exists and the occurrences, places in Ramayan congruent to the present structure correctly. Huge energy is felt nearby islands created as stopover places during the construction of Ram Setu.

Ram Setu proof of Ramayan

Ramayana Scientific Facts: Amazing Proof of Hanuman Footprints

A large foorprint of Hanuman can be seen in areas nearby Lepakshi temple.

A large foorprint of Hanuman can be seen in areas nearby Lepakshi temple.

Ramayana Historical Proof: Jatayu Laid His Life Here

The place where Jatayu (Vulture) fell when Ravan attacked him when he tried to free Maa Sita from Ravan, as they were flying in Pushpak Viman. Jatayu’s sacrifice earned him utmost respect of Bhagwan Ram. It never happened before. Ram performed last rites personally on his own hand for Jatayu and gave him moksha

Jatayu is the only creature in entire Ramayan who was given utmost respect by Bhagwan Ram. Ram performed last rites on his own hand for Jatayu and gave him moksha.

Ramayana Scientific Facts: Ram, Sita and Lakshman’s Exile Place, Tapovan and Staying Structures Still Exists

Tapovan still exists in Nashik where Ram, Sita and Laxman built Kutir, it is also the same place where Supranakha encountered with the two brothers. Supranakha had special powers with which she can make anyone dead as alive. She purposely came to make 14,000 Rakshas alive but they were burnt to ashes by Ram and Laxman, so she failed to use her special powers.

Tapovan still exists in Nashik where Ram, Sita and Laxman built Kutir

Ramayana Amazing Fact: Birth Place of Sita Mata and Her Palace Exists

The birth place of Janaki (Maa Sita) still exists in the form of temple in Nepal.

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Ramayan Scientific Truth: Hanuman Here waited for Rama’s Return

The place where Hanuman was waiting patiently for the darshan during Ram’s exile leela.

The place where Hanuman was waiting patiently for the darshan during Ram's exile.

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  1. DHANPAT KASANA says:

    i want to know how did ram n lakshman had shave while in jungles for 14 years. No where i see them in beards

    1. Radhe Radhe Dhanpat Ji,

      Ram and Lakshman were avatars in human form. They do had (visually) physical features of human to fulfill the boon granted to Ravan that he could be killed only by a human and no other form of living being (Gods, Demoi-gods, Rakshahs Nagas, etc). They were Bhagwan (Ram ji was Vishnu and Laskhman ji was Sheshnag).

      Jai Shree Ram

  2. Hello admin,. Thanks for the great post.I know about ramayana.It is a great epic.Most of the Hindus have read it.Lord Rama is Maryada Purushottam.there are several facts I did not know.This article has helped me to know about these facts. Thanks again,. Have a great day.

  3. Did Vashishta and Vishwamitra “hate” each other?
    Vishwamitra wanted the power Vashishta had. Vashishta defended himself and his cow. Vashishta could have cursed him or killed him, yet chose not to. Vishwamitra went about his quest to become a Brahmarishi. The only time he indirectly challenged Vashishta again was when he attempted to help a king enter heaven in human form.
    Perhaps it can be interpreted that Vishwamitra hated Vashishta briefly by way of jealousy, but I don’t know that the great Rishi reciprocated this hate.

  4. umeshbali says:

    iam a peaceful soul om shanti

  5. vajradharmurthy says:

    Interesting information. I had read about some interesting facts from the Ramayana in an interesting blog and that was the first time i read about the lesser known stories from the Ramayana. Its quite unbelievable to know that there were so much sacrifice and contribution from those close to Rama for his victory over Ravana.

  6. gaurav.punj says:

    bhai Ram ji ka birth kabh hua?? according to software aaj se 7114 years pahle hua ya fir 17 lacks ago ?????? 17 lacks ago how? 864,000(dawapar ke) + 5114 (kali ke) + 20,000 (treta ke end ke 20,000 years pahle toh banta ha 889,114 years ago Ram ji’s birth ?????

    2) krishna and balram kalvakra, are mythlogogy or cartoon ????

    3) who created H-stone Mods ??????

  7. gaurav.punj says:

    do you know 1100 years ago Russian Country were 100% Hindu religion and later end of 10 century Hindu king Riyasat accepted christian..but today still found oldest ancient Lord Vishnu’s Murti at Russian’s village

  8. Chandra Vykanti says:

    Overaall its OK to collect few points from Sri ramayanam. It failed to explained what to gain out of it. Even the writing prises Ravana. He did every thing to please the Indriyaas but not for sacrifice.

    When the Ramayana happened. It is not clear. which thretha yoga did it explained.
    Is it 24th Maha yuga’s threta yuga? Presently, we are running at 28th Mahayuga. In addition. Laxan and Urmila never slept for 14 years. Does Sage Valmeeki said this in Ramayan?
    Guru’s say it is 24th Mahayuga’s thretha yuga.

    Thanks

    1. Radhe Radhe Chandra ji,

      It was leela of Shree Vishnu and Ravan was gatekeeper of Vaikuntha Jay who was cursed to become Ravan. The post places a pragmatic view on Ravan – there was no attempt to showcase him as evil or pious being.

      You said “Laxan and Urmila never slept for 14 years.”

      It is mentioned that Laxman DID NOT slept for 14 years while in place of him Urmila slept for 14 years. The main reason being Bhagwan never changes the condition and principle set for Mrityulokwasis, deities themselves follow these when they take avatar in Mrityulok, and BALANCE has to be maintained.

      Ramayan happened in Tretayug of 24th cycle of Mahayuga of current Manu. It also means 24th Mahayuga ended approx 776540 years ago as per some Jyotishshastris.

      Jai Shree Krishn