Hinduism

Sitas Birth Place Punaura Dham Sitamarhi Haleshwarnath


Sita, wife of Lord Rama, without whom the Greatness of Rama would not have been possible was born in Sitamarhi,India.

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Rama Breaks the Bow , marries Sita.

However there are disputes regarding this issue.

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Punaura Dham,Sita Marhi,Birth Place of Sita.

 

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Punaura Dham, is about 5 Kms. west of Sitamarhi. Saint Pundrik’s Ashram was situated here. This place also claims the honour of being the birth place of Hindu Goddess, Sita.

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About 1.5 Kms. Off he railway station and the bus stand, this is the birth place of Sita. Janaki-Kund is adjacent south of the temple.

Though there are differnt versions about Sita’s birth, I shall be taking the version of Valmiki and Kamban in Tamil, where it is stated that Sita was born in a Field when King Janaka was ploughing the field.

As for as Ramayana is concerned Valmikis version is accepted as authentic as it is Original and more pertinently Valmiki lived during Rama’s Reign and helped Sita deliver Her Children Lava and Kusa in his Ashram.

Here is a Temple , dedicated to Shiva, constrcuted by Janaka, father of Sita,on the occasion of Putra Yeshti Yajna. His temple was named as Haleshwarnath temple.

This is Haleshwarnath temple.

This is 3 Kms. noth-west of Sitamarhi.

Sita Marhi is also the place where Draupadi was Born.

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It is 8 Kms. north-east of Sitamarhi. It is said that after her marriage, sita was carried in a palanquin to Ayodhya by this route. An old Banyan tree is still standing here under which she is said to have rested for a while..

Bodhayan-Sar

This is the sacred place where Maharishi Bodhaya had written number of epics.

Bohodayana authored the sutras for the Vedas.

The great sanskrit Grammarian Panini was one of his disciples.

 

How To Reach Sitamarhi.

National Highway 77 connects the area to the Muzaffarpur district and Patna to the south. Sitamarhi has road connections to adjoining districts, of which the major examples are National Highway 77 and National Highway 104. State highways link it toMadhubani district in the east and Sheohar in the west.

Direct train services are available from Sitamarhi railway junction to places such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Kanpur.

The nearest airport to Sitamarhi is the Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport which is about 120 kilometres (75 mi) distant.

Sitamarhi is connected to cities in and around Bihar by state-owned transport services. Some private buses operate between Patna to Sitamarhi and Paktola Village to Patna.

Citation.

http://sitamarhi.bih.nic.in/documents/tourism.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sita#Bi

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Detailed Map of 196 Places Visited by Rama


As The Ramayana has been verified as a fact and not a figment of Valmiki’s imagination,I have been trying to find out the places visited by Lord Rama.

“God will not have his work made manifest by cowards.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have been intrigued by the Sthala Puranas, especially in the South relating South Indian Temples to Rama, Hanuman and Lakshmana.

Though it appears that the Sthala Puranas appear to be fables to popularize the local temples, I found it is not so, at least with reference to Ramayana.

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Places Visited by Lord Rama. Image credit.www.hindudharmaforums.com

For example there is a temple in Andhra Pradesh where Hanuman rested while bringing the Sanjivi Parvatha.,Vellala Hanuman Temple, or

Temple in Tamil Nadu where Rama and Hanuman confer in private.

Please read my posts on these.

All these are accounted in the Map provided here.

The information is scarce, despite  a lot of information in the web on Rama’s travels through out the country.

Most of the information I found were duplication or the places were restricted to places relating to  important events in the Life Rama.

Ayodhya,Sarayu, Mithila, Dandakaranya,Nasik,Tunghabhadra,Kishkinta, Godavari, Kaveri belt, and Rameswaram.

Some places in Lanka are mentioned.

Ona detailed analysis and checking up Valmiki Ramayana, there are 196 places visited by Lord Rama.

They may be classified under the following heads.

1.Ayodhya and Gangetic Belt, before Rama’s Exile.

2.On Exile, Dandakaranya.

3.Godavari.

4.Tungabhadra and Kaveri

5.   Deep Down South at Rameswaram.

6.Places in Lanka.

7.Rama’s return to India by Pushpaka Vimana.

Rama seems to have returned to Ayodhya by Pushpaka Vimana.

It looks as though the Vimana or the Plane was taken from Rameswaram after rama’s Pooja of Lord Ramanatha at Rameswaram.

I have found a detailed Map marking the 196 places visited by Rama.

The places are written in Hindi and one can easily read them.

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Hanuman Returned From Lanka 5076 BC 11 AM Speed 660Km


Indian Epics ,Ramayana and Mahabharata stand the test of Astronomy.

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I have written on the Dating tools of  Ramayana and the dates of the various incidents in Lord Rama’s Life.

Also on Mahabharata.

Mr.Pushkar Bhatnagar of Indian Revenue Service, with the help of a software named ‘Planetarium Gold’ (of Fogware Publishing) has made a detailed study.

This is used to predict the solar/lunar eclipses and distance and location of other planets from earth by the scientists and astronomers. He entered the relevant details about the planetary positions vis-a-vis zodiac constellations narrated by Maharishi Valmiki and obtained very interesting and convincing results, which almost determine the important dates starting from the birth of Shri Rama to the date of his coming back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.

Mr. Pushkar Bhatnagar  written a Book in his book ‘Dating the Era of Lord Rama’ published by Rupa & Co.

He made use of this software to date the Ramayana in detail.

I am referring here about the Flight of Hanuman from Lanka to Rameswaram.

‘Only six of the twelve constellations remain above the horizon at the same time. Valmiki’s Ramayan contains graphic and poetic details of eight constellations during Hanuman’s return journey from Sri Lanka to Sunaabh Hill in the middle of the sea which apparently took about four and a half hours from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. All these details of planets and nakshtras with reference to eight constellations described in Sarga 57(1,2,3) of chapter 5 tally exactly with the sky view generated by the software for the morning of 14th September 5076 BC.”

But since Hanuman was flying across, and it must have taken him approximately four hours to get there (Lanka to Rameswaram), he could see eight constellations— in two hours one constellation would have moved out of sight and another become visible. So in a period of four hours he saw eight constellations. Following is the excerpt from Chapter 57 of Sundara Kanda:

“ Like a winged mountain Hanuman sailed over the airy sea; Yakshas looked like the lotus flowers, Gandharvas moon,  the sun its water fowl, Tishya and Sravana Nakshatras its swans and the clouds its reeds and moss. Punarvasu was the whale and Lohitanga (Mars) the crocodile,  Airavata the spacious island, Swati, its decoration in the form of a swan; the breezes were its billows and the rays of the moon its cool and peaceful waves”.

The above passage is a metaphor and refers to the stars Shravana (Capricorn), Tishya (Gemini), Punarvasu (Gemini/ Cancer), Lohitanga ( Mars or red star Jyeshta)(Scorpio) and Swati (Libra). Lohitanga in Sanskrit means planet Mars. But he might have meant red star Jyeshta (Kettai in Tamil). Airavata is Indra’s heavenly elephant Vahana/vehicle. But here it means a star.’

sacandra kumudam ramyam saarka kaaraNDavam shubham |
tiShya shravaNa kadambam abhra shaivala shaadvalam || 5-57-1
punarvasu mahaamiinam lohita anga mahaagraham |
airaavata mahaadviipam svaatii hamsa viloDitam || 5-57-2
vaata samghaata jaata uurmim candra amshu shishira ambumat |
bhujamga yakSha gandharva prabuddha kamala utpalam || 5-57-3
hanumaan maarutagatirmahaanauriva saagaram |
apaaramaparishraantaH pupluve gaganaarNavam || 5-57-4

1, 2, 3, 4. hanumaan= Hanuma; maarutagatiH= with a rush equal to that of wind; aparishraantaH= without a fatigue; pupluve= leapt across; apaaram= the boundless; gaganaarNavam= sea analogous to sky; mahaanauH iva= like a large ship; saagaram= crossing the ocean; ramyam= pleasant; sachandra kumudam= having the moon for a white water-lily; saarkakaaraN^Davam= the sun for a water-fowl; shubham= auspicious; tiSyashravaNakaadambam= having the constellations known by the names of Pushya and Shravana for swans; abhrashaiVaalashaadvalam= the clouds for its duck-weeds; punarvasumahaamiinam= the twin constellations, the Punarvasus, for its large fish; lohitaaN^ga mahaagraham= the planet Mars for its large alligator; airaavata mahaadviipam= Airavata (Indra’s elephant) for a large island; svaatihamsaviloLitam= graced with a swan in the form of the constellation Sati; vaata samghaatajaatormi= having gales for its waves; chandraamshushishiraambumat= and the moonbeams for its cool water; bhujaN^ga yakSa gandharva prabuddha kamalotpalam= with the Nagas, Yakshas and Gandharvas for its full-blown lotuses and water-lilies.

Hanuma, with a rush equal to that of wind, without a fatigue, leapt across the boundless sea looking analogous to sky, like a large ship crossing the ocean. In that pleasant and auspicious sky-like sea, shone the moon as a white water-like sea, shone having the constellations known by the names of Pushya and Shravana as swans, the clouds as its duck-weeds; the twin constellations the Punarvasus as its large fish, the planet Mars as its large alligator, a large island as Airavata (Indra’s elephant), graced with a swan in the form of the constellation, Swati, having gales as its waves, the moon beams as its cool water and with the Nagas, yakshas and Gandharvas as its full blown lotuses and water-lilies.

  • There is variation in the dates of Rama.some date it to 7000 BC.I have written on this as well.
  • As I have explained in a separate Post dating based on Astronomical events has this problem of the Celestial events recurring at fixed intervals.This makes it difficult to assign a date to a specific incident as the Astronomical events recur.

Citations.

http://www.cosmicconscious.in/2015/03/facts-about-birth-and-historical-era-of.html#.ViXLL9IrLIU

http://swamiindology.blogspot.in/2013/06/maruti-miracle-660-kms-per-hour.html

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/sundara/sarga57/sundara_57_frame.htm

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Homer’s Odyssey Is Valimiki Ramayana?


In my search o find Sanatana Dharma presence throughout the world,I often stumble upon interesting information by scholars of various countries.

They come from a background which may not have exposed them to our Ithihasas, Puranas and Vedas.

In such cases these scholars present their facts as their culture and literature.

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Rama Pattabishekam

I have been able to link their information with our texts and shown that it was Sanatana Dharma which was present and later adopted y the people of the area.

In this way I have been able to unearth a lot of information and have written articles on them.

Caspian Sea is Kasyap Sagar,

Lake Baikal is Vaikanasa Theertha.

Krishna’s son Pradhyumna built a city in Russia.

River Danube is named after Dhanu, Mother of Dhanavas.

Lord Rama’s Chapel in Ur,Russia.

Russia was called Sthree Varsha.

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California id kapila Aranya where Sage Kapila turned Sagara’s( ancestor of Rama)  into ashes.

And we have Mount Ash in USA.

The Pillars of Hercules was erected in honour of Krishna.

Krishna, along with Balarama was worshiped in ancient Greece.

And many more articles.

Please check under Hinduism category.

Or Google the country’s name and ramanan50.

Now I have come across information that Homer Plagiarised and produced his Odyssey from Valmiki Ramayana.!

In the adaptation of Homer, Rama is Ulysses – a married king who abandons his wife Penelope, first throughout the campaign of Troy, and then for many years of wandering, from bed to bed, from heart to heart and from bad to worse. The Greek people have a good laugh, the sages blanched. For those who had kept the memory of the great Ram, ridiculing its fascinating and terrible saga was a crime, at least a serious lack of taste. The memory of the great Ram was already fading among the Greek.

“On 16th April, 1178 BC, a solar eclipse occurred and is believed to have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War. He discovered a number of suitors competing to marry his wife Penelope, whom they believed to be a widow, in order to succeed him. He organized their slaying and re-established himself on the throne. The date is surmised from a passage in Homer’s Odyssey, which reads, “The Sun has been obliterated from the sky, and an unlucky darkness invades the world.” This happens in the context of a new moon and at noon, both necessary preconditions for a full solar eclipse. Further clues from the text included reference to Venus being visible and high in the sky six days before, and the constellations Pleiades and Boötes both being visible at sunset 29 days before.”

This odd text contradicts itself from the second line. How could this eclipse marked the return of Ulysses, called “legendary king of Ithaca”? If Ulysses is legendary, why look for vain traces of his existence? Ulysse has replaced Rama, and this eclipse marked the sudden return of Ram after his wars of conquest in Asia. Rama found his Western Kingdom in the hands of unworthy suitors. He resumed his throne, restores ramaic order, and returns to manage the other kingdoms that comprise his global empire, ie Egypt and Middle East, India and China, Central and South America”

Please read my Post Ramas Empire covered the world.

Ramayana Odyssey Similarities.

In the course of a conspiracy hatched by jealous queen ‘Kaikei’, Prince Rama of the kingdom of Ayodhya is expelled. The queen’s initial plan is to bring her own son Bharatha to kingship. Prince Rama leaves the palace with his beloved wife Sita and Prince Lakshmana and lives in the jungle. Valmiki illustrates Rama’s exploits and heroism in the jungle and how Rama battles with ‘Rakshas’ (the jungle dwellers).

Ultimately Ravana, the chief of the jungle dwellers tactfully removes Rama from his jungle home and abducts Sita to Sri Lanka. Rama, accompanied by Hanuman the general of apes and Lakshmana, pursue Ravana in his flight to Lanka. Hanuman builds a type of massive bridge across the sea with boulders and Ravana is killed in the fierce battle that ensures. After testing Sita’s chastity by fire, Rama takes Sita back to Ayodhya and coronation of Rama in the kingdom takes place amidst festivities.

We see that legends of Ramayana have been woven around true events at the time when Indo-Europeans were crossing the valleys of river Ganges. Ramayana describes a period of time which was extremely similar to the period which Homer of Greece described. On the other hand, Homer composed his epic ‘Odyssey’ to illustrate the life and heroic battles by Odysseus, the hero, who ultimately wins his beloved Penelope, identically enough, Ramayana eulogises Rama’s feats in his attempt to save Sita in captivity.

Odyssey

In Odyssey, Homer represents battles, heroic deeds and events which bear clear resemblance to those illustrated by Valmiki in Ramayana. A hero named Odysseus who comes for the battle of Troy from the country of Ithaca, is imprisoned by a marine mermaid in an island on his return journey. All Greeks believe that Odysseus must have died on his return from the battle.

But his beloved girl Penelope earnestly believes that he is alive and totally unaware of his imprisonment, waits for him for years.

Gods are in favour of this imprisonment because the hero Odysseus blinded the chief of the one-eyed giants in their island. Later, the Gods entreat Calypsio the marine mermaid to release Odysseus and he returns to his country after numerous hardships and adventures.

His beloved Penelope is being troubled by suitors (Princes) in Odysseus absence but she stays vehement in her rejection. Ultimately the hero (Odysseus) kills the Princes and recovers the kingdom. (Here Penelope has been constantly supported by Telemachus her son).

In Odyssey, the hero is supported by his son, Coronos and gods just as Rama is strengthened by Hanuman and Lakshmana in Ramayana. Like Penelope in Homer’s work, Sita, perfect in chastity, expects Rama always beside her and regards him as her sole protector and lover. When Rama is expelled into the jungle, she passionately exclaims.

A married woman is always by her husband’s side and regards him more important than house work… As any objects is accompanied by its shadow, so is the woman to her beloved husband… So please allow me to find him in the agreeable jungle and enjoy his warmth and love which are far more dignified than luxuries in this palace…”

Citation.

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/04/08/imp04.asp

http://eden-saga.com/en/odyssey-illiad-ulysses-homer-rama-ramayana-ramadan.html

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Rama Dynasty Ruled 432000 Years Sumerian Kings List Confirms


I have written about the Sumerian connection with Hinduism.

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Lord Rama In Sumeria

I have also written that Lord Rama , Dasaratha, Bharatha are  mentioned  in the Sumerian King List.

Reign of Sumerian Kings Reign of Sumerian Kings, 4,32, 000 years, Sumerian King List.

Now there is evidence to suggest that the Kings of Sumeria ruled for a period of 4.32,000 Years.

Ramayana took place in Treta Yuga, spanning 1,296,000 years.

Earliest Avatar of Vishnu in this Yuga was Vamana.

It was followed by Parashurama and Rama.

The Ramayana took place during the closing years of Treta Yuga.

The number of years ruled by the Sumerian Kings , according to the Kings List( which includes Rama) is 4,32,000 years.

This is the same the time span of Kali Yuga!

Coincidence?

http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section2/tr211.htm

http://theoryofeverything.org/MyToE/?attachment_id=3179

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