History Literature / Ramayana

20th Oct '17 6:00:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AnAesop: One has to be good to one's parents. Parents should not begrudge their children or stepchildren. One should be careful not to shoot humans while hunting. An exception to family loyalty: if your brother is pursuing a disastrous course of action that will destroy one's kingdom (Vibeeshna)



* AnAesop: One has to be good to one's parents. Parents should not begrudge their children or stepchildren. One should be careful not to shoot humans while hunting. An exception to family loyalty: if your brother is pursuing a disastrous course of action that will destroy one's kingdom (Vibeeshna)
11th Aug '17 1:51:50 PM TechPriest90
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For a darker, longer ancient Indian epic, see the ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}''. It forms an integral part of Hinduism.

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For a darker, [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]], longer ancient Indian epic, see the ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}''. It forms an integral part of Hinduism.
30th Apr '17 5:18:44 PM Kendrix
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* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Rama and Laxmana, respectively, the former being serene, wise & forgiving while the latter is more impetuous, quick-tempered and has a good bullshit detector.
17th Apr '17 3:08:11 AM SorPepita
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: The Original Six-Khanda Version; The struggle was not fruitless. Rama saves Sita and after the ''Agni Pariksha'' scene, they are crowned and live happily ever after. The DownerEnding is from the Seventh Khanda which is a much later addition.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: The Original Six-Khanda Version; Version. The struggle was not fruitless. fruitless: Rama saves Sita and after the ''Agni Pariksha'' scene, they are crowned and live happily ever after. The DownerEnding is from the Seventh Khanda which is a much later addition.



* ItsPersonal: Why Ravana kidnapped Sita; Ravana's sister had tried to woo Rama and kill Sita, losing her nose and ears in the process thanks to Lakshmana.



* ItsPersonal: Why Ravana kidnapped Sita; Ravana's sister had tried to woo Rama and kill Sita, losing her nose and ears in the process thanks to Lakshmana.



* MessianicArchetype: Interestingly enough, Rama comes across as a Christ figure...[[OlderThanTheyThink despite predating Christ by several hundred years.]]

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* MessianicArchetype: Interestingly enough, Rama comes across as a Christ figure... [[OlderThanTheyThink despite predating Christ by several hundred years.]]



* WarriorPrince: Rama

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* WarriorPrince: RamaRama.
2nd Apr '17 11:49:26 AM nombretomado
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** Rama is easily the greatest archer of all in Hindu literature. Even Arjuna of the {{Mahabharata}} doesn't quite match him there.

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** Rama is easily the greatest archer of all in Hindu literature. Even Arjuna of the {{Mahabharata}} Literature/{{Mahabharata}} doesn't quite match him there.
14th Feb '17 10:48:17 AM SpukiKitty
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** Sita in the Adbhuta Ramayana; A more Goddess-Centered version and Sequel. She becomes Kali and single-handedly [[CurbStompBattle destroys]] Ravana's elder brother (also named [[NamesTheSame Ravana]]) and his army.


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* EarnYourHappyEnding: The Original Six-Khanda Version; The struggle was not fruitless. Rama saves Sita and after the ''Agni Pariksha'' scene, they are crowned and live happily ever after. The DownerEnding is from the Seventh Khanda which is a much later addition.
1st Jan '17 11:52:24 AM karstovich2
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The ''Ramayana'' is an [[TheEpic Epic]] NarrativePoem written by one of Ancient UsefulNotes/{{India}}'s oldest poets, Valmiki. It has also been influential in Hinduism as many Hindus celebrate Diwali in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years

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The ''Ramayana'' is an [[TheEpic Epic]] NarrativePoem written by one of Ancient UsefulNotes/{{India}}'s oldest poets, Valmiki. It has also been influential in Hinduism UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} as many Hindus celebrate Diwali in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years
11th Aug '16 1:03:09 PM Morgenthaler
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The ''Ramayana'' is an [[TheEpic Epic]] NarrativePoem written by one of Ancient {{India}}'s oldest poets, Valmiki. It has also been influential in Hinduism as many Hindus celebrate Diwali in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years

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The ''Ramayana'' is an [[TheEpic Epic]] NarrativePoem written by one of Ancient {{India}}'s UsefulNotes/{{India}}'s oldest poets, Valmiki. It has also been influential in Hinduism as many Hindus celebrate Diwali in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years
4th Aug '16 7:53:44 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* LoopholeAbuse: {{Big Bad}} Ravana wishes to never be defeated by any God, making only an exception for humans since he thinks they don't amount to much. Of course, the (''technically'') human Rama defeats him.

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* LoopholeAbuse: {{Big Bad}} Ravana wishes to never be defeated by any God, making only an exception for humans since he thinks they don't amount to much. Of course, the (''technically'') human Rama defeats him. Vali also has the ability to defeat him [[YouCantThwartStageOne but is a problem all his own.]]



11th Jun '16 5:56:47 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: A young Dasaratha accientally killed a boy named Shravan Kumar, by mistaking him for a deer and shooting him with his arrows. Shravan's dad, a blind hermit, curses him: since Dasaratha killed his son, albeit by accident, he will also die without having his son by his side... Which is what happens after he banishes Rama to keep his word to Kaikeyi.]]
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