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Rama Lakshmana and Sita. Image from Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna, Italy.

Ravana Conducted Vijaya Homa For Ramas Victory


Exploring Indian Epics is exhilarating and intellectually stimulating.

In my eight years of research on Santana Dharma and Ancient Indian texts, I am yet to find a contradiction .

One has to delve deeper to get clarified on the seeming contradictions on the surface.

Dates mentioned in these texts,geological data,flora and fauna check out with present day findings.

I have written on these ,they are under ‘Hinduism’

One of the greatest Epics of India,Ramayana,the other being Mahabharata,was written by Sage Valmiki .

And he has written more than one version of Ramayana.

Please read in detail my articles Ramayana Valmiki.

Though there are over a thousand versions of the Ramayana,including in Regional languages and in foreign languages ,the essential facts of Ramayana remain the same.

However major deviations are found in the Adyatma Ramayana.

This version is attributed to Valmiki and also to unnamed author in the middle ages.

However, the style of the Epic and the usage of words indicate this was indeed by Valmiki.

This is my opinion.

I shall be writing in detail on this.

Now there is an interesting event narrated in Adhyaatma Ramayana.

When Rama wanted to build a bridge near Rameswaram,India to cross over to Lanka to free Sita,defeat Ravana,Rama performed a Yaaga to assure him of his victory over Ravana.

This home was Vijaya Himachal and this homa is performed even today in India to ensure success.

This homa ,to be successful,should be performed by a learned Brahmin priest.

Rama being a Kshatriya needed a Brahmin to conduct this homa.

He prayed.

And Ravana,being a Brahmin of excellent knowledge of the Vedas and an ardent devotee of Shiva, appeared before and conducted the Vijaya Homa to assure Rama’s victory in the war with him(Ravana).

This is not found in the Valmiki Ramayana.

However Hanuman in effusive in his praise of Ravana’ learning and valour in the Sundaram Nanda.

Rama also praises Ravana to Lakshmana in the Yuddha Nanda.

There is another version which states that Ravana performed the Yaaga for Rama for successful construction of the bridge from Rameswaram to Lanka.

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Ramayana Describes Pangaea Super Continent Geology Agrees


That the information found in the Purans and the Ithihasas of Indians,is not a figment of someone’s imagination or Poetic Hyperbole,I have found during the course of my research for the past eight years on Indian texts by checking the information with modern science,like Physics,Chemistry,Geology,Archeology,Astronomy,Carbon Dating and cross referencing the information with the ancient civilizations of the world,their literature ,religious and cultural practices,legends and  Etymology.

Pangaea map.image.

Pangaea,Super continent described in the Ramayana.

I also cross checked with the ancient texts in Tamil.

I am yet to come across information which is untrue.

I have written on the Super Continents of Rodina,Pangea and how they validate the Hindu texts.

This is the latest version of the time scale, as revised and published in 2012.

ERA PERIOD EPOCH START/END
ARCHAEAN  4.56 – 2.5 BILLION YEARS AGO
Proterozoic  2.5 billion – 541 million years ago
Palaeozoic Cambrian  541 – 485 million years ago
Ordovician  485 – 444 million years ago
Silurian  444 – 419 million years ago
Devonian  419 – 359 million years ago
Carboniferous  359 – 298 million years ago
Permian  298 – 252 million years ago
Mesozoic Triassic  252 – 201 million years ago
Jurassic  201 – 145 million years ago
Cretaceous  145 – 65 million years ago
Cenozoic Palaeocene  66 – 56 million years ago
Eocene  56 – 34 million years ago
Oligocene  34 – 23 million years ago
Miocene  23 – 5.3 million years ago
Pliocene 5.3 -2.6 million years ago
Quaternary Pleistocene 2.6 million -10,000 years ago
Holocene 10,000 years ago to the present

There were  Nine prehistorical Super continents an i have ritten on Gondswana, Rodinia  Laurasia and Ur.

  • Gondwana (~510–~180 million years ago)
  • Laurasia (~510–~200 million years ago)
  • Pangaea (~300–~210 million years ago)
  • Pannotia, also called Vendian (~600–~545 million years ago)
  • Rodinia (~1.1 Ga–~750 million years ago)
  • Columbia, also called Nuna (~1.8–1.5 Ga ago)
  • Kenorland (~2.7 Ga ago). Neoarchean sanukitoid cratons and new continental crust formed Kenorland. Protracted tectonic magma plume rifting occurred 2.48 to 2.45 Ga and this contributed to the Paleoproterozoic glacial events in 2.45 to 2.22 Ga. Final breakup occurred ~2.1 Ga.
  • Ur (~3 Ga ago). Classified as the earliest known landmass. Ur, however, was probably the largest, perhaps even the only continent three billion years ago. While probably not a supercontinent, one can argue that Ur was a supercontinent for its time, even if it was smaller than Australia is today. Still, an older rock formation now in Greenland dates back from Hadean times.’
  • https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/super-continents-pangaea-archea-prove-hinduism/

I approached the information from the Angle of Time scales.

Now I am providing the description/reference of Pangea,which is also called as Panthalassa, from the Bala Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana.

एक एकम् योजनम् पुत्रा विस्तारम् अभिगच्छत || १-३९-१४

यावत् तुरग संदर्शः तावत् खनत मेदिनीम् |
तम् एव हय हर्तारम् मार्गमाणा मम आज्ञया ||१-३९-१५

14b, 15. putraaH = oh, sons; eka ekam yojanam = one [each prince,] one, yojana – area of earth; vistaaram abhigacChata = square area, you advance – allocate for yourself; mama aaGYayaa = by my, order; tam haya hartaaram = him, horse, stealer; maargamaaNaa = while searching; turaga samdarshaH yaavat = horse’s, appearance, until; taavat mediniim khanata = till then, earth, you dig out.

” ‘Oh, sons, let each prince advance searching one square yojana of earth, by my order you dig up the earth until the appearance of the horse, while searching for the stealer of that horse. [1-39-14b, 15]

योजनानाम् सहस्राणि षष्टिम् तु रघुनंदन |
बिभिदुर् धरणीम् राम रसा तलम् अनुत्तमम् ||१-३९-२१

21. raghu nandana = oh, legatee of Raghu’s dynasty; raama = oh, Rama; yojanaanaam SaSTim sahasraaNi tu = yojana-s, thousand, sixty, thus; dharaNiim = of earth; they dug to make it as the; an uttamam = unsurpassed; rasaa talam = as sixth, subterranean field; bibhiduH = hollowed.

“Oh, Rama, the legatee of Raghu’s dynasty, thus sixty thousand square yojana-s of the earth is dug over, so as to make the earth’s outermost plane as the unsurpassed rasaa tala, the sixth subterranean and the nethermost plane. [1-39-21]

एवम् पर्वत संबाधम् जम्बू द्वीपम् नृपात्मजाः |
खनन्तो नृपशार्दूल सर्वतः परिचक्रमुः ||१-३९-२२

22. nR^ipa shaarduula = oh, tigerly king, Rama; nR^ipa aatmajaaH = king’s, sons; parvata sam baadham = with mountains, verily, congested; jambuu dviipam = Jambu Island [plateau]; evam khanantaH = this way, while digging; sarvataH paricakramuH = everywhere, they endeavoured.

“Oh, the kingly tiger Rama, the sons of Sagara have endeavoured everywhere digging over the Jambu Island which is verily congested with mountains in this way. [1-39-22]

The jambu dwiipa is a continent according to Hindu mythology where the total continents listed are seven. jambuu plakShaahya dviipau shaalmaliH ca aparo dvija | kushaH krauncaH tathaa shakaH puShkaraH ca eva ca saptamaH the seven continents are jambu- plaksha – shaalmali- kusha – kraunca – shaaka – puSkara, and jambu dwiipa is one among them.

Reference and citation.

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/baala/sarga39/bala_39_frame.htm

The numbers indicated below the verses refer to the Kanda(major chapter),Sarga( chapter) and verse, in that order.

I shall be writing more on the size of the earth as revealed by these verses.i

Rama Ruled Thirty One Years Not 11000


I have written on the  dates associated with Lord Rama.

Birth/Deha Vyoha,

Marriage,

Leaving for  the forest with Sita,

When Hanuman met Sita,

Ravana was killed and

Rama returned and was coronated.

Lord Rama Dates

These dates were arrived at by researchers looking into the Astronomical details found in the Valmiki Ramayana.

And I have written an article on how Rama’s death preceded Krishna’s only by 200 years and explained it.

Now how many years did Lord Rama rule?

1.Rama went on Vanavas in his 25th year.

25+ 14 years in exile = 39.

He ascended the throne on his 39th year.

If he is to have ruled for 11,000 years, then according to Ahoreva samvatsar, it comes to 31 years.

AHOREVA Samvarsara.

In this system Of calculation of Time by ancient Indians,one day and one night was reckoned as One year.

Shall be writing on different calculations of Time by ancient Indians.

Bheema to Yudhishtira:-

O Bharata, it is, also said by those versed in morality that one day and night is, O great prince, equal unto a full year. The Veda text also, exalted one, is often heard, signifying that a year is equivalent to a day when passed in the observance of certain difficult vows. O thou of unfading glory, if the Vedas are an authority with thee, regard thou the period of a day and something more as the equivalent of thirteen years.

‘Every day a person is born anew with the sunrise. Coming to live to see the next sunrise is like having finished one year and starting another year.  That is the import.

‘astrahetor gate pārthe śakra lokaṃ mahātmani
yudhiṣṭhiraprabhṛtayaḥ kim akurvanta pāṇḍavāḥ
2 [v]
astrahetor gate pārthe śakra lokaṃ mahātmani
nyavasan kṛṣṇayā sārdhaṃ kāmyake puruṣarṣabhāḥ
3 tataḥ kadā cid ekānte vivikta iva śādvale
duḥkhārtā bharataśreṣṭhā niṣeduḥ saha kṛṣṇayā
4 tad viyogād dhi tān sarvāñ śokaḥ samabhipupluve
dhanaṃjaya viyogāc ca rājyanāśāś ca duḥkhitāḥ
5 atha bhīmo mahābāhur yudhiṣṭhiram abhāṣata
nideśāt te mahārāja gato ‘sau puruṣarṣabhaḥ
arjunaḥ pāṇḍuputrāṇāṃ yasmin prāṇāḥ pratiṣṭhitāḥ
6 yasmin vinaṣṭe pāñcālāḥ saha putrais tathā vayam
sātyakir vāsudevaś ca vinaśyeyur asaṃśayam
7 yo ‘sau gacchati tejasvī bahūn kleśān acintayan
bhavan niyogād bībhatsus tato duḥkhataraṃ nu kim
8 yasya bāhū samāśritya vayaṃ sarve mahātmanaḥ
manyāmahe jitān ājau parān prāptāṃ ca medinīm
9 yasya prabhāvān na mayā sabhāmadhye dhanuṣmataḥ
nītā lokam amuṃ sarve dhārtarāṣṭrāḥ sa saubalāḥ
10 te vayaṃ bāhubalinaḥ krodham utthitam ātmanaḥ
sahāmahe bhavan mūlaṃ vāsudevena pālitāḥ
11 vayaṃ hi saha kṛṣṇena hatvā karṇa mukhān parān
svabāhuvijitāṃ kṛtsnāṃ praśāsema vasuṃdharām
12 bhavato dyūtadoṣeṇa sarve vayam upaplutāḥ
ahīna pauruṣā rājan balibhir balavattamāḥ
13 kṣātraṃ dharmaṃ mahārāja samavekṣitum arhasi
na hi dharmo mahārāja kṣatriyasya vanāśrayaḥ
rājyam eva paraṃ dharmaṃ kṣatriyasya vidur budhāḥ
14 sa kṣatradharmavid rājan mā dharmyān nīnaśaḥ pathaḥ
prāg dvādaśa samā rājan dhārtarāṣṭrān nihanmahi
15 nivartya ca vanāt pārtham ānāyya ca janārdanam
vyūḍhānīkān mahārāja javenaiva mahāhave
dhārtarāṣṭrān amuṃ lokaṃ gamayāmi viśāṃ pate
16 sarvān ahaṃ haniṣyāmi dhārtarāṣṭrān sa saubalān
duryodhanaṃ ca karṇaṃ ca yo vānyaḥ pratiyotsyate
17 mayā praśamite paścāt tvam eṣyasi vanāt punaḥ
evaṃ kṛte na te doṣo bhaviṣyati viśāṃ pate
18 yajñaiś ca vividhais tāta kṛtaṃ pāpam ariṃdama
avadhūya mahārāja gacchema svargam uttamam
19 evam etad bhaved rājan yadi rājā na bāliśaḥ
asmākaṃ dīrghasūtraḥ syād bhavān dharmaparāyaṇaḥ
20 nikṛtyā nikṛtiprajñā hantavyā iti niścayaḥ
na hi naikṛtikaṃ hatvā nikṛtyā pāpam ucyate
*21 tathā bhārata dharmeṣu dharmajñair iha dṛśyate
ahorātraṃ mahārāja tulyaṃ saṃvatsareṇa hi
22 tathaiva veda vacanaṃ śrūyate nityadā vibho
saṃvatsaro mahārāja pūrṇo bhavati kṛcchrataḥ*
23 yadi vedāḥ pramāṇaṃ te divasād ūrdhvam acyuta
trayodaśa samāḥ kālo jñāyatāṃ pariniṣṭhitaḥ
24 kālo duryodhanaṃ hantuṃ sānubandham ariṃdama
ekāgrāṃ pṛthivīṃ sarvāṃ purā rājan karoti saḥ
25 evaṃ bruvāṇaṃ bhīmaṃ tu dharmarājo yudhiṣṭhiraḥ
uvāca sāntvayan rājā mūrdhny upāghrāya pāṇḍavam
26 asaṃśayaṃ mahābāho haniṣyasi suyodhanam
varṣāt trayodaśād ūrdhvaṃ saha gāṇḍīvadhanvanā
27 yac ca mā bhāṣase pārtha prāptaḥ kāla iti prabho
anṛtaṃ notsahe vaktuṃ na hy etan mayi vidyate
28 antareṇāpi kaunteya nikṛtiṃ pāpaniścayam
hantā tvam asi durdharṣa sānubandhaṃ suyodhanam
29 evaṃ bruvati bhīmaṃ tu dharmarāje yudhiṣṭhire
ājagāma mahābhāgo bṛhadaśvo mahān ṛṣiḥ
30 tam abhiprekṣya dharmātmā saṃprāptaṃ dharmacāriṇam
śāstravan madhuparkeṇa pūjayām āsa dharmarāṭ
31 āśvastaṃ cainam āsīnam upāsīno yudhiṣṭhiraḥ
abhiprekṣya mahābāhuḥ kṛpaṇaṃ bahv abhāṣata
32 akṣadyūtena bhagavan dhanaṃ rājyaṃ ca me hṛtam
āhūya nikṛtiprajñaiḥ kitavair akṣakovidaiḥ
33 anakṣa jñasya hi sato nikṛtyā pāpaniścayaiḥ
bhāryā ca me sabhāṃ nītā prāṇebhyo ‘pi garīyasī
34 asti rājā mayā kaś cid alpabhāgyataro bhuvi
bhavatā dṛṣṭapūrvo vā śrutapūrvo ‘pi vā bhavet
na matto duḥkhitataraḥ pumān astīti me matiḥ
35 [b]
yad bravīṣi mahārāja na matto vidyate kva cit
alpabhāgyataraḥ kaś cit pumān astīti pāṇḍava
36 atra te kathayiṣyāmi yadi śuśrūṣase ‘nagha
yas tvatto duḥkhitataro rājāsīt pṛthivīpate
37 athainam abravīd rājā bravītu bhagavān iti
imām avasthāṃ saṃprāptaṃ śrotum icchāmi pārthiva
38 [b]
śṛṇu rājann avahitaḥ saha bhrātṛbhir acyuta
yas tvatto duḥkhitataro rājāsīt pṛthivīpate
39 niṣadheṣu mahīpālo vīrasena iti sma ha
tasya putro ‘bhavan nāmnā nalo dharmārthadarśivān
40 sa nikṛtyā jito rājā puṣkareṇeti naḥ śrutam
vanavāsam aduḥkhārho bhāryayā nyavasat saha
41 na tasyāśvo na ca ratho na bhrātā na ca bāndhavāḥ
vane nivasato rājañ śiṣyante sma kadā cana
42 bhavān hi saṃvṛto vīrair bhrātṛbhir deva saṃmitaiḥ
brahmakalpair dvijāgryaiś ca tasmān nārhasi śocitum
43 [y]
vistareṇāham icchāmi nalasya sumahātmanaḥ
caritaṃ vadatāṃ śreṣṭha tan mamākhyātum arhasi

Source . Mahabharatha Book 3 Chapter 49

2.Another explanation for eleven thousand years is that these were being uttered as a Swasthi Vaakya,that is either as a Blessing by elders or the reverential words of one who pays his respects to one whom he reveres.

*Every day a person is born anew with the sunrise. Coming to live to see the next sunrise is like having finished one year and starting another year.  That is the import.

References.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m03/m03052.htm

http://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.in/2009/07/did-rama-rule-for-11000-years.html

 

 

Lord Rama Worshiped Shiva Valmiki Ramayana


I have written quite a few articles on the total identities of Gods in Hinduism.

None is higher than or lower than the other.

In fact, worship of personal Gods is not the message of the Vedas.

The Reality is a Principle.

It is called Brahman

It is beyond Attributes.

It is called Nirguna.

Yet, worship of Gods is followed in Hinduism.

Hinduism understands the limitations of the human mind.

One can not concentrate on Nothing.

The mind needs an Icon.

This Icon varies according to one’s disposition,Swabhava.

One likes Mother and he worships God as Mother.

In a lighter vein, why should Gods be Human beings?

Because we are human beings,we imagine Gods to be Super Human beins.

If a dog were to think of God,it would envision a Super Dog!

So the worship of Gods is to facilitate concentration which would help in Self Realization.

For more please read my article Is there God ,Yes and No.

I have written on Shiva Stuthi by Krishna,Krishna Stuthi by Shiva,Mantrarajapadam by Rudra on Narasimha.

Yet people persist on trying to differentiate Shiva and Vishnu.

In one of the articles, I have written that Lord Rama worshiped Shiva at Rameswaram.

I have been receiving a lot of brickbats for this article,asking me to provide proof from Valmiki Ramayana.

I do not normally respond to these type of comments from people who do not check.

Here I make an exception in producing evidence as this blog is considered authentic and used as references in Phd and is being quoted in research papers and Wiki.

I owe them this much.

Lord Rama,while returning  to Ayodhya after the war at Sri Lanka by Pushpaka Vimana describes the places he had visited to Sita.

He describes Rameswaram as the place where Shiva showered His Blessings on Him( Rama)

Here is the text and translation from Valmiki Ramayana.

 

 

Rama worships Shiva. Image

Rama worships Shiva as Shiva Linga

एतत् कुक्षौ समुद्रस्य स्कन्धावारनिवेशनम् || ६-१२३-१९
अत्र पूर्वं महादेवः प्रसादमकरोत्प्रभुः |

19. etat = this; (is the island); kukShau = located in the middle; samudrasya = of the ocean; skandhaavaara niveshanam = where my troops were stationed; atra = at this place; puurvam = formerly; prabhuH = the Lord; mahaadevaH = Shiva (the supreme deity); akarot = bestowed; prasaadam = his grace; (on me).

“See this island, located in the middle of the ocean, where my troops were stationed. At this place, the lord Shiva (the supreme deity) formerly bestowed his grace on me.”

Valmiki Ramayana,Yuddha Kanda,Sarga 123,Sloka 19.

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/yuddha/sarga123/yuddhasans123.htm#Verse19

Lord Rama Height Six Feet Six Inches Footprint Verified


I have written about Lord Rama, His date of birth verified, places visited by Him and about the weapons used by Him, His dropping atom bomb and many ore articles including his lineage.

I have recently written on his footprints found in India.

Human Footprints on granite rock

Rama’s,Palkot Footprints India

They are found in Chitrakoot, Rameswaram Rama Pada(Rama’s feet) and Hampi in Karnataka among other places.

His feet imprint measures,

Foot prints found are eleven inches by five inches and ten inches by four and half inches. It resembles to the foot wearing sandals made of wood.’

Rama’s Footprints  1.2 Million Years Uttarkhand

Rama with Kodanda,Bow.jpg

Lord Rama

A reader asked me whether it is possible to measure one’s height from Footprints.

Yes, one can.

The Ratio is 6.6 is to 1.

This is based on a footprint without wearing footwear.

Calculation may be made allowing for one wearing Footwear based on Formula provided below.

On this basis, Rama,s height is

11* 6.6 = 72.6 “( in Inches)

 Or.

6’15 (foot by cms)

There is a view that based on The size of Shiva Dhanus (Bow) broken by Rama in Sita’s Swayamvara, Rama’s Height could have been  around Four to four and  a half feet.

But Rama’s height is proved by His foot print as 6.6″

A bow has a definite height and it is a measure of length, from the ages even up to the age Kautilya, who gave many accounts for weights and measures, in his ‘Artha Shaastra’ a Penguin re-publication. Four aratni-s cubits are one dhanu, a bow-length, where one aratni is 18 inches, thus a bow-length is 6 feet and above, taking the standard size of archer as a six-footer and a little above. The bow’s height is the height of the archer plus one measure of his head’s height, as the upper end has to tower the archer’s head. That being so, this bow belongs to Shiva and its height must be placed more than the human measure of 6 feet, and then it must be some 8 to 10 feet. And ‘Rama is no crane-legged boy, as his physique is sad to be of ‘medium’ size, and then how a boy of, say of 4, 41/2 feet, could catch the upper end of 8-10 feet bow to bend it…’ is the objection. An archer has to stand the bow on ground, clutch its lower end under big toe, and with one hand, he has to bend it, while with the other he catches the bowstring to string the other end. He is not supposed to handle it like a holdall or a briefcase. For this objection it is said in a way that the poet is using the adjective mahaatmaa to Rama, ‘ an unfathomable one with an equally unfathomable soul… inasmuch as his duty is concerned…’ The minute he touched the bow, it became a spongy stick and it listened to him and bent as he wished. Other way round, Rama is an ambidextrous archer and furthered is his skill by his possession of some divine missiles as given by Vishvamitra. Hence, his dexterity is now multiplied and he can handle any divine or human bow ‘effortlessly…’

“Your feet serve as the base of support for your body, and they’re essential for good balance. The muscles, tendons and ligaments in your feet help balance your entire body. Without them, you’d fall over anytime you lean to the side. And your toes help you keep your balance as you move forward — for example, when you’re walking or running. The taller you are, the more you need a larger base of support. That’s why taller people tend to have longer feet and wear a bigger shoe size.

The normal height-to-foot ratio is about 6.6:1, according to data from the University of Rhode Island Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering. That means you’ll generally have roughly 6.6 inches of height for 1 inch of foot length. However, the ratio is just an estimation, and many people have larger or smaller feet than you’d calculate based on this ratio.

While it’s easy to calculate a basic height-to-foot ratio if you already know your height and foot size, it’s more complicated to use the ratio to figure out an unknown height. But being able to figure out height is important for forensic science — if the police only know someone’s shoe or foot size, it’s helpful to be able to estimate his height. And the equation to more accurately figure out height-to-foot ratio was published in Forensic Science International in 2005.

The researchers calculated the ratio by looking at the foot size and height of more than 550 study subjects, then looking for mathematical patterns to figure out an equation to calculate the ratio.

They found out that you can estimate height from your foot size using this equation:

Height = 47.33 + 1.139 (length of your left foot, in centimeters) + 0.593 (length of your shoe, in centimeters) x 1.924 (shoe size)”

**That Rama was 96″ in Height is not found in the original translation.This translation mentioning 96″ is found in the Link from  Quora. Link provided towards the close of the post.

I stick to valmikiramayana.net for authenticity.

Rama’s Description in Ramayana By Valmiki in Sundarakanda.

“O princess! Rama is a broad shouldered and a long-armed man. He has a shell-like neck. He has a handsome countenance. He has a hidden collar-bone. He has beautiful red eyes. His fame is heard about by people. He has a voice like the sound of a kettle-drum. He has a shining skin. He is full of splendour. He is square-built. His limbs are built symmetrically. He is endowed with a dark-brown complexion.”

“He is ever firm in three limbs (viz. the breast, waist and fist), long in three (viz. the breast, waist and fist), long in three (viz. the eyebrows, arms and soles), uniform in three (viz. his locks, testicle and knees, elevated in three (viz. his breast, rim of his navel and lower abdomen), coppery in three of the navel and the lower abdomen), coppery in three (viz. the rims of his eyes, nails, palms and soles), soft in three (viz. the lines on his soles, hair and the end of the membrane virile) and always deep in three (viz. the voice, gait and the navel).”

“He has three folds in the skin of his neck and belly. He is depressed at three places (viz. the middle of his soles, the lines on his soles and the nipples). He is undersized at four places (viz. the neck, membram virile, the back and the shanks). He is endowed with three spirals in the hair of his head. He has four lines at the root of his thumb (denoting his proficiency in the four Vedas). He has four lines on his forehead (indicating longevity). He is four cubits high (96 inches). He has four pairs of limbs (viz. the cheeks, arms, shanks and knees) equally matched.”

“He has fourteen other pairs of limbs (viz. the eye brows, nostrils, eyes, ears, lips, nipples, elbows, wrists, knees testicles, lions, hands, feet and thighs) equally matched. The four large teeth at both the ends of his upper and lower jaws are very sharp. He walks in four gaits (resembling the walks of a lion, a tiger, an elephant and a bull). He is endowed with excellent lips, chin and nose. He has five glossy limbs (viz. the hair, eyes, teeth, skin and soles). He has eight long limbs (viz. the arms, fingers and toes, eyes and ears, thighs and shanks).

“Rama has ten lotus-like limbs (viz. the countenance, the mouth, the eyes, the tongue, lips, palate, breasts, nails, the hands and the feet). He has ten ample limbs (viz. the chest, the head, the forehead, the neck, the arms, the heart, the mouth the feet, the back and the ears). He is spread through by reason of three (viz. splendour, renown and glory). He is doubly pure (on father’s and mother’s side). He is elevated in six limbs (viz. the flanks, the abdomen, the breast, the nose, the shoulders and the forehead). He is small, thin, fine or sharp in nine (viz. the hair, the moustaches and the beard, nails the hair on the body, the skin, the finger-joints, the membrum virile, acumen and perception). He pursues religious merit, worldly riches and the sensuous delight in three periods (viz. the forenoon, midday and afternoon).

‘5. “Listen O’ Mother; Ram’s effulgent like the sun;
forbearing like the Mother Earth; in fame outruns
Indra, the Lord of devatas and in knowledge
Brihaspati, the most revered of the sages.”
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6. “He treats with love this whole of universe;
a Messiah to the good and virtuous.
He knows no bias; an ant or a giant the same
for him; he helps the poor, distressed and lame.”
7. “With devotion performs he time-honoured mundane duties
and makes others perform; unlike the common royalties
who consider scruples as obsessions of hoi polloi
and gad around in an eternal search of virgin joys.”
8. “An expert he’s in regal skills and strategies.
Respects brahmins; follows age-old customs
explains the four Vedas to pundits’ eulogies.
Yet so humble and diffident remains our Ram.”
9. “He’s broad-shouldered; his hands as long as they touch knees.
His eyes with ruddy tinge exude enamouring
ardour for friends and scary fire to enemies.
His neck a conch; his voice the swash of ocean springs.”
10. “Like skies, blue-skinned he is,
with vast benign expanse inside.
Well-built with fine chiselled features;
his walk reminds of lion’s strides.”
11. “Ram’s every limb, aspect and mien display
superior royal traits and noble sway.”
12. “His chest, his wrists and fists are diamond-strong
His hands, eye-brows and testicles are long.
His hair-ends, testicles and knees again
in equal size, emblazon regal signs.”
13. “His convex chest, rich navel region
his slightly bulged belly muscles, curved throat;
his thunderous voice and manly walk, connote
so well that he’s a true patrician.
His rubicund eye-corners, palms and feet;
his rosy nails confirm he’s from elite.”
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14. “His hair, penis and lines on his foot soles
are smooth and indicate he’s rich and bold.
His voice, his walk and navel are sublime;
the marks of glory, fame and life of prime.”
15. “He has three folds on his belly; his breasts,
nipples and lines on his two soles are squat;
his neck; penis, his back and calf muscles
are short. He has three hair-whorls on vortex.”
16. “He has four lines each on his thumb, forehead,
on palms and soles; the signs of a well-read
of one who’s an expert in four Vedas
who has long life and whose renown ageless.”
17. “At ninety-six inches in height, with even shape,
with lovely lips, sharp nose, firm chin and sparkling eyes
he looks a demigod in super human drape;
as men goggle agape and lovely women vie.”
18. “The vital pairs of limbs fourteen of his body
namely, eye-brows, nostrils, the ears, the lips, the breasts
elbows, the wrists, the knees, the testicles, buttocks,
the hands, the feet, the brawn on his buttocks are all
equal in size, denoting signs of royal life.”
19. “He has four long and strong canine teeth; his imperial strides
remind of the treads of four imposing animals of pride;
the lion, tiger, a bull and elephant; unique and odd.
His style and appearance make him look like a Living God.”
20. “And lo, O’ Mother, Lakshmana, the brother dear
of Ram and Ma Sumitra’s son is Ram’s alike,
by looks and character, by walk and talk, from front and rear
by love and raging ire; by likes and gross dislikes.”
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21. “But Ram in nimbus blue, looks like an ebony statue
and Lakshmana is like a large nugget in golden hue.”

Verse and Translation.Sundarakanda  Sarga 35 slokas 8 to

raamaH kamala patra akShaH sarva bhuuta mano haraH |
ruupa daakShiNya sampannaH prasuuto janaka aatmaje || 5-35-8

8. jaanakaatmaje= O Seetha the daughter of Janaka!; raamaH= Rama; kamala patraakSaH= has his eyes resembling the petals of a lotus; sarva sattvamanoharaH= he has a handsomeness, attracting the hearts of all living beings; ruupa dakSiNya sampannaH= He is endowed with grace and dexterity; prasuutaH= from the time he was born.

“O Seetha the daughter of Janaka! Rama has his eyes resembling the petals of a lotus. He has a handsomeness, attracting the hearts of all living beings. He is endowed with grace and dexterity, by birth.”

tejasaa aaditya samkaashaH kShamayaa pR^ithivii samaH |
bR^ihaspati samo buddhyaa yashasaa vaasava upamaH || 5-35-9

9. aaditya sankaashaH= he is equal to the sun; tejasaa= in splendour; pR^ithiviisamaH= equal to the earth; kSamayaa= in endurance; bR^ihaspati samaH= equal to Brihaspati; buddhyaa= in intelligence; vaasavopamaH= and equal to Indra; yashasaa= in fame.

“He is equal to the sun in splendour, earth in endurance, Brihaspati in intelligence and Indra in fame.”

rakShitaa jiiva lokasya sva janasya ca rakShitaa |
rakShitaa svasya vR^ittasya dharmasya ca param tapaH || 5-35-10

10. paramtapaH= Rama, the tormentator of his adversaries; rakSitaa= is a protector; jiivalokasya= of the world of beings; abhirakSitaa= further protecting; svajanasya= his own people; rakSitaa= he is the protector; vR^ittasya= his own behaviour; dharmasyacha= and righteousness.

“Rama the tormentator of his adversaries, is a protector of the world of beings, further protecting his own people. He is the protector of his own behaviour and righteousness.

raamo bhaamini lokasya caaturvarNyasya rakShitaa |
maryaadaanaam ca lokasya kartaa kaarayitaa ca saH || 5-35-11

11. bhaamini= O Seetha!; raamaH= Rama; rakSitaa= is the protector*; chaaturvarNasya= of the four castes; lokasya= of the world; saH= He; kartaa= is the doer; kaarayitaachaiva= and also the agent; maryaadaanaam= for the proprieties of conduct; lokaanaam= of people.

“O Seetha! Rama is the protector of the four castes of the world. He is the doer and also the agent for the people’s propriety of conduct.”

* Four principal castes described in Manu’s code – Brahmanas (priestly class), Kshatriyas (members of military or reigning order); Vaisyas (Traders and agriculturists) and Sudras (class of servitude)

arciShmaan arcito atyartham brahma carya vrate sthitaH |
saadhuunaam upakaaraj~naH pracaaraj~naH ca karmaNaam || 5-35-12

12. archiSmaan= (Rama) Rama is a resplendent man; architaH= He is respected; atyartham= exceedingly; sthitaH= He is established; brahmacharya vrate= in a vow of chastity; upakaarajNaH= He knows how to do good; saadhuunaam= to virtuous people; prachaaraJNashcha= He knows the application and advantage; karmaNaam= of actions.

“Rama is a resplendent man. He is respected exceedingly. He is established in a vow of chastity. He knows how to do good to virtuous people. He knows the application and advantage of his actions.”

raaja vidyaa viniitaH ca braahmaNaanaam upaasitaa |
shrutavaan shiila sampanno viniitaH ca param tapaH || 5-35-13

13. raaja vidyaa viniitashcha= He is well trained in statesmanship; upaasitaa= He honours; braahmaNaanaam= Brahmins, the priestly class; shrutavaan= He possesses sacred knowledge; shiilasamapannaH= He is endowed with a good conduct; viniitaH= He is a modest-man; paramtapaH= He torments his adversaries.

“He is well trained in statesmanship. He honours brahmins, the priestly class. He possesses sacred knowledge. He is endowed with good conduct. He is a modest man. He torments his adversaries.

yajuH veda viniitaH ca vedavidbhiH supuujitaH |
dhanuH vede ca vede ca veda angeShu ca niShThitaH || 5-35-14

14. yadurveda viniitashcha= He got trained in Yajurveda, the sacrificial Veda; supuujitaH= he is highly honoured; veda vidbhiH= by those well-versed in Vedas; niSThitaH= He is skilled in; dhanurvedecha= Dhanurveda, the science of archery; vedeSu= other Vedas; vedaaNgecha= and the six limbs of Vedangas.

“He got trained in Yajurveda, the sacrificial Veda. He is highly honoured by those well-versed in Vedas. He is skilled in Dhanurveda, the science of archery, other Vedas and the six limbs* of Vedangas.”

Six limbs of Vedangas : 1) Siksha, the science of proper articulaton and pronunciation 2) Chandas, the metre 3) Vyakarana, the grammar 4) Nirukta, the explanation of difficult Vedic words 5) Jyotisha, the astronomy or rather the Vedic Calendar. 6) Kalpa, the ceremonial represented by a large number of Sura works.

vipula amso mahaabaahuH kambu griivaH shubha aananaH |
guuDha jatruH sutaamra akSho raamo devi janaiH shrutaH || 5-35-15

15. devi= O Princess!; raamaH= Rama; vipulaamsaH= is broad-shouldered; mahaabaahuH= long-armed; kambugriivaH= has a shell-like neck; shubhaananaH= has an auspicious countenance, guuDha jatruH= He has hidden collar-bone; suutaamraakSaH= He has beautiful red eyes; shrutaH= he is heard about; janaiH= by people.

“O princess! Rama is a broad shouldered and a long-armed man. He has a shell-like neck. He has a handsome countenance. He has a hidden collar-bone. He has beautiful red eyes. His fame is heard about by people.”

dundubhi svana nirghoShaH snigdha varNaH prataapavaan |
samaH sama vibhakta ango varNam shyaamam samaashritaH || 5-35-16

16. dundubhisvananirghoSaH= He has a voice like the sound of a kettle-drum; snigdhavarNah= He has a shining skin; prataapavaan= He is full of splendour; samaH= He is square-built; samavibhaktaaN^gaH= His limbs are symmetrically built; samaashritaH= He is endowed with; shyaamam varNam= a dark-brown complexion.

“He has a voice like the sound of a kettle-drum. He has a shining skin. He is full of splendour. He is square-built. His limbs are built symmetrically. He is endowed with a dark-brown complexion.”

tristhiraH tripralambaH ca trisamaH triShu ca unnataH |
trivaliivaan tryavanataH catuH vyangaH trishiirShavaan || 5-35-17

17. tristhiraH= He is ever firm in three limbs (viz. the breast, wrist and fist); tripralambashcha= long in three (viz. his locks, testicles and knees); unnataH= elevated; triSu= in three (viz. the breast, rim of the navel and the lower abdomen); tritaamraH= coppery in three (viz. the rims of his eyes, nails, palms and soles); smigdhaH triSucha= soft in three (viz. the lines on his soles, hair and the end of membrum virile); nityashaH= and always; triSu gambhiiraH= deep in three (viz. the voice, gait and the navel).

“He is ever firm in three limbs (viz. the breast, waist and fist), long in three (viz. the breast, waist and fist), long in three (viz. the eyebrows, arms and soles), uniform in three (viz. his locks, testical and knees, elevated in three (viz. his breast, rim of his navel and lower abdomen), coppery in three of the navel and the lower abdomen), coppery in three (viz. the rims of his eyes, nails, palms and soles), soft in three (viz. the lines on his soles, hair and the end of the membrane virile) and always deep in three (viz. the voice, gait and the navel).”

trivaliivaamstryavanatashchaturvyaN^gastrishiirSavaan |
chatuSkalashchaturlekhashchatuSkiSkushchatuHsamaH || 5-35-18

18. trivaliivaan= He has three folds (in the skin of his neck and belly); tryavanataH= He is depressed at three places (viz. the middle of his soles, the lines on his soles and the nipples); chaturvyaN^gaH= undersized at four place (viz. the neck, membrum virile, the back and the shanks); trishiirSavaan= He is endowed with three spirals in the hair of his head, four lines at the root of his thumbs and the four lines on his forehead; chatuSkalaH= He has four marks on his thumb (denoting his proficiency in the four Vedas); chaturlekhaH= He has four lines on his forehead (indicating longevity); c

“He has three folds in the skin of his neck and belly. He is depressed at three places (viz. the middle of his soles, the lines on his soles and the nipples). He is undersized at four places (viz. the neck, membran virile, the back and the shanks). He is endowed with three spirals in the hair of his head. He has four lines at the root of his thumb (denoting his proficiency in the four Vedas). He has four lines on his forehead (indicating longevity). He is four cubits high (96 inches). He has four pairs of limbs (viz. the cheeks, arms, shanks and knees) equally matched.”

catuSh kalaH catuH lekhaH catuSh kiShkuH catuH samaH |
caturdasha sama dvandvaH catuH daShTaH catuH gatiH || 5-35-19

19. chaturdashamadvandvaH= He has fourteen other pairs of limbs (viz. the eye brows, nostrils, eyes, ears, the lips, nipples, elbows, wrists, knees, testicles, loins, hands, feet and thighs) equally matched; chaturdamSTraH= the four large teeth at both the ends of his upper and lower jaws are very sharp; chaturgatiH= He walks in four gaits (resembling the, walks of a lion, a tiger, an elephant and a bull); mahoSTha hanunaasashcha= He is endowed with excellent lips, chin and nose; paN^chasnigdhaH= He has five glossy limbs (viz. the hair, eyes, teeth, skin and soles); aSTa vamshavaan= He has eight long limbs (viz. the arms, fingers and toes, eyes and ears, thighs and shanks).

“He has fourteen other pairs of limbs (viz. the eye brows, nostrils, eyes, ears, lips, nipples, elbows, wrists, knees testicles, lions, hands, feet and thighs) equally matched. The four large teeth at both the ends of his upper and lower jaws are very sharp. He walks in four gaits (resembling the walks of a lion, a tiger, an elephant and a bull). He is endowed with excellent lips, chin and nose. He has five glossy limbs (viz. the hair, eyes, teeth, skin and soles). He has eight long limbs (viz. the arms, fingers and toes, eyes and ears, thighs and shanks).

dasha padmo dasha bR^ihat tribhiH vyaapto dvi shuklavaan |
ShaD unnato nava tanuH tribhiH vyaapnoti raaghavaH || 5-35-20

20. raaghavaH= Rama; dashapadmaH= has ten lotus-like limbs (viz. the countenance, the mouth, the eyes, the tongue, lips, palate, breasts, nails, the hands and the feet); dashabR^ihat= He has ten ample limbs (viz. the chest, the head, the forehead, the neck, the arms the heart, the mouth, the feet, the back and the ears); vyaaptaH= He is spread through; tribhiH= by reason of three (viz. splendour, renown and glory); vyaaptaH= He is spread through; tribhiH= by reason of three (viz. splendour, renown and glor); dvishuklavaan= He is doubly pure (on father’s and mother’s side); SaDunnataH= He is elevated in six limbs (viz the flanks, the abdomen, the breast, the nose, the shoulders and the forehead); navatanuH= He is small, thin, fine or sharp in nine (viz. the hair, the moustaches and the beard, nails, the hair on the body, the skin, the finger joints, the membran virile, acumen adn perception) vyaaproti= He pursus religious merit, world riches and sensuous delight in three periods ( viz the forenoon, midday and afternoon).

“Rama has ten lotus-like limbs (viz. the countenance, the mouth, the eyes, the tongue, lips, palate, breasts, nails, the hands and the feet). He has ten ample limbs (viz. the chest, the head, the forehead, the neck, the arms, the heart, the mouth the feet, the back and the ears). He is spread through by reason of three (viz. splendour, renown and glory). He is doubly pure (on father’s and mother’s side). He is elevated in six limbs (viz. the flanks, the abdomen, the breast, the nose, the shoulders and the forehead). He is small, thin, fine or sharp in nine (viz. the hair, the moustaches and the beard, nails the hair on the body, the skin, the finger-joints, the membrum virile, acumen and perception). He pursues religious merit, worldly riches and the sensuous delight in three periods (viz. the forenoon, midday and afternoon)

satya dharma paraH shriimaan samgraha anugrahe rataH |
desha kaala vibhaagaj~naH sarva loka priyam vadaH || 5-35-21

21. satyadharmaparaH= Rama is engrossed in truth and righteousness; shriimaan= He is a prosperous man; rataH= He is interested in; samgrahaanugrahe= reception and facilitation; desha kaala vibhaagaJNaH= He knows apportioning of place and time; sarvalokapriyamvadaH= He speaks affectionately with all.

“Rama is engrossed in truth and righteousness. He is a prosperous man. He is interested in reception and facilitation. He knows how to apportion place and time. He speaks affectionately with all.”

  • I am unable to get the size of Rama’s Footprint in Rameswaram or Chitrakoot.
  • Readers may send details to enable me to cross check.

Citation and References.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-physical-description-of-Sri-Rama-and-Sita-devi-given-in-Ramayana

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/bala/sarga67/bala_67_prose.htm

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/sundara/sarga35/sundara_35_prose.htm

http://www.livestrong.com/article/491821-height-to-foot-size-ratio/

Rama Foot Prints 1.2 Million Years At Uttarkhand?


I have written on the 196 places visited by Lord Rama in India.

https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/detailed-map-of-places-visited-by-rama/

The events narrated in the Valmiki Ramayana , it is astonishing, are corroborated by local legends, called Sthala Puran, though the language and the practices of the people in these areas are not the same.

The language differs, but the facts of Ramayana , narrated by Valmiki, remain the same, whether it be related to Assam, Gujarat, Uttarkahand or Rameshwaram.

Ramayana facts are validated by C 14,Infra red, thermal Imaging,Tectonic shifts and Astronomy.

Places visited by Rama, Valmiki Ramayana

196 Places visited by Rama

There is  an ancient imprint on a Rock in Uttarkhand.

The rock has  a pair of foot prints and both of them seem to have been made by those wearing wooden sandals.

These rock prints are reportedly made about a 1000 years ago.

The hole in this date is that , for a footprint to have made an impression on a rock, the rock should have been soft enough to take the imprint.

There seems to be no such ancient rock that was as soft as to take the impression.

Even the date of Rama, which is around 5114 BC, may not be correct.

The date should be pushed back to Treta Yuga, which is the period Valimiki assigns to Ramayana.

The duration of the Satya-yuga is therefore 4,800 x 360, or 1,728,000 years. The duration of the Tretā-yuga is 3,600 x 360, or 1,296,000 years. The duration of the Dvāpara-yuga is 2,400 x 360, or 864,000 years. And the last, the Kali-yuga, is 1,200 x 360, or 432,000 years.

That is ,

4,32,000 plus

8,64,000 equals

12,96,000 years Or

1.2 Million years ago.

The rock must have been soft enough to take the impression of footprints.L

Look at this misinformation about the rocks.

Geological evidence confirms that the rocks found in Indian Plates are much earlier than what is found in Europe,though the rocks with imprints are only 345,000 years old, they are stated to be the oldest in the world,while the imprint in India is 1.2 Million Years old!

It’s official: the oldest human footprints ever found are 345,000 years old, give or take 6000. Known as the “devils’ trails”, they have been preserved in volcanic ash atop the Roccamonfina volcano in Italy.

The prints were first described to the world by Paolo Mietto and colleagues of the University of Padova in Italy in 2003 after amateur archaeologists pointed them out.

At the time, the team estimated that the prints were anywhere between 385,000 and 325,000 years old, based on when the volcano was thought to have last erupted.

Now, Stéphane Scaillet and colleagues at the Laboratory of Climatic and Environmental Sciences, France, have used argon dating techniques to verify the prints’ age.’

from New Scientist.

 https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14924-devils-trails-are-worlds-oldest-human-footprints/

“Their more rigorous methods confirm that these are the oldest human footprints ever found,” says Mietto. The new findings also confirm that the owners of the footprints were Homo heidelbergensis

 

Foot prints found are eleven inches by five inches and ten inches by four and half inches. It resembles to the foot wearing sandals made of wood.

Human Footprints on granite rock

Palkot ,Jharkand Footprints India.Rama and Sita’s?

 

‘Two pair of Human foot prints which I encountered some 40 kms west of Ranchi city of Jharkhand State of India is little different with other common foot prints found in other parts of the world. Toes are absent. The foot prints seem to be imprinted in the granite rocks by the earlier habitants of the area. Villagers believe that these foot prints belong to the Lord Ram and Lord Lakshman. Both stayed here for few days on their way to Pampapur (now Palkot in Jharkhand) for search of Ram’s wife Sita. There is a description of PAMPAPUR located on RISHIMUKH PARVAT in RAMAYANA. Villagers believe that the ancient PAMPAPUR is today’s PALKOT. This fact is proven by a number of places of Ramayana era in its neighborhood such as ANJAN, where Lord HANUMAN born, RAMREKHA DHAM that is the place where Lord Ram and Sita spent some times in their exile, UMRA where the hill is similar to KISKINDHA etc. PAMPASAR, a pond spread in about 1000 Sq.ft, is considered as a place of mother PUMPABHAWANI and a hidden way door to some place. It is a holy pond situated on the upper part of PAMPAPUR Mountain.

Reference and citation.

http://nitishpriyadarshi.blogspot.in/2009/09/human-footprints-found-near-ranchi-city.html

  • Inputs welcome.

Hanuman Transported 1991 Km In less Than A Minute Through Wormhole


I wrote an article in March 2015 on  Wormhole parallel Universe In Vindhya mountains Ramayana

I had written how Hanuman and the Vanara Sena were disoriented on entering a cave in Vindhya mountain, lost their sense of time and Swayamprabha helped them to escape.

One astute reader made a telling comment.

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Wormhole

I am providing the comment and my reply(this can be found in the comment section of the post)

 

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Hanuman Chanting Rama’s Name

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Hello. I have personally been to see the cave paintings in the Hoshangabad region or the UFO, wormhole and strange human figure last year. I am very interested in the wormhole idea relating to the Ramayana and Dr Wasim Khan took me to the place to see for myself. The paintings are not actually in a cave but in a rock shelter. I would be very interested to know where you think the actual cave might be where Swayamprabha met Hanuman and the Vanara Commandos. Do you have any ideas?

 

  • It is only a cave .I mentioned it Cavity in the article.Yes, this , prima facie appears to be Hoshangabad, in Madhya Pradesh.I came across information that the vanaras were moved swiftly through this cave by Swayam Prabha and were transported to a place near Thirukkarungudi , some 1990kms!’

    One who reads the Ramayana and checks the route taken by Lord Rama can easily find that the descriptions provided by Valmiki about the places covered by Rama while proceeding southwards  towards  Lanka and the places visited by Him while returning from Lanka.

    These two differ in terms of directions used y Valmiki and the persons Rama met, Temples he visited.

    He visited a Siva temple, while returning from Lanka to cure the pain he suffered during the fight with Ravana.

    And there is yet another temple in Tamil Nadu where Rama and Hanuman conferred in private!

    Please check my articles on these

    Most of us know about the places  covered by Rama en route to Lanka like Chitrakooda,Dandakaranya,Vaitheeswaran Koil Kishkinta, Sabari Asrama,….

    On his return journey most of us are aware of Rameswaram.

    There are many places covered by him while returning from Lanka.

    The same is the case with Hanuman.

    One finds references to his journey from Kishkinda to Lanka in detail, there are also details provided by Valmiki about Hanuman’s return to India, first to get the Sanjeevini herb to cure Lakshman from the effect of Indrajit’s Mohanastra.

    The we have Him heralding the arrival of Rama to Bharatha.

    While Hanuman was returning to Sri lanka after getting the Sanjeevi Herb with the Sanjeevi Parvatah(Mountain), he came down in a place on the banks of the river Kumudhini/Kumudhavathi, near Prodtattur in Andhra Pradesh to perform Saym Sandhya Vandana(evening sun worship).

     

    After completing the ritual when he attempted to leave the place the Rishis(Sages) near the river asked Him to stay back.’

    I have to Go , Vellala Hanuman

    If one looks at the geography of Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra( which lies in the Deccan plateau right at the center) and Andhra Pradesh, one can find the description by Valmiki about the emergence of Hanuman form the Vindhya range would tally with the geography found now..

    Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra to Andhra, Correct sequence.

    Now Swayamprabha transported  Hanuman and the Vanara sena through the Vindhya Wormhole.

    I do not find any references to Hanuman in this stretch from Vindhyas to South excepting at Mahendragiri from where he decided to cross over the ocean.

    The only reference is a place near Mahendragiri.

    About 1991 Kms away!

    In one shot!

    Nowhwere does the description of the places have been so far removed geographically During Hanuman’s Travel with a specific purpose.

    Even when he was flying Valmiki describes the landscapes he passed through.

    In this case no such description.

    Reason,

    Hanuman did not see these laces because he was being transported through a wormhole!

    Their eyesight, or their vigour, or their valorousness is rendered ineffectual, and their permeation is just like the directionless air as their eyesight is thwarted in gloominess’

    It may be noted that the description resembles that of a Black-hole.

    And the presence of birds with water dripping from their bodies in the cave here there was no water body and the existence of buildings made of Gold, Silver inside a Cave and different types of Beings indicate a different world.

    Only on Exiting the cave do the Vanaras become normal and find the normal terrain of the Earth.

    ‘On listening to Hanuman about the plight of monkeys by which they entered this cavity in searching for Seetha, Sainted Lady Swayamprabha becomes sympathetic and offers guestship.
    When entreated by Hanuman for an exit from that incarceration, and as the time frame set by Sugreeva is lapsed in this very cavity, Swayamprabha asks Vanaras to cover their eyes and then uses her ascetic powers to transport the monkeys from that cave, which exit is otherwise impossible for any other intruder, in his aliveness.
    After exiting from black cave, vanaras find themselves lose to an ocean located south of the Vindyas.( From Ramani’s blog, link provided at the beginning of the post)

    Now the place they landed is..

    The ascetic lady introduced herself as Swayamprabha. She told the monkeys that this cave belonged to the Chief architect of the Asuras, Maya, who was killed by Indra since he had secretly loved the apsara Hema. Their daughter Mandodari, was now the queen of Ravana.  These riches were given to Hema by Brahma and Swayamprabha as Hema’s friend was guarding all of this.  All the talk made the monkeys hungrier and thirstier. With great hospitality, Swayamprabha invited the tired monkeys to refresh themselves. Completely recharged with food, water and rest offered by Swayamprabha, the monkeys thanked her before they proceeded to continue their search for Sita.

    This place is quite close to Tirukurungudi or Mahendra Parvat from where Hanuman jumped to fly to Lanka. It is quite famous locally for the small temple for Hanuman. There is huge tank like enclosure in front of the temple at the beginning of which in open air is the image of Swayamprabha. The steps in the tank lead to a small cave like depression that has Rama’s footprints. This is supposed to have been the location of the Swayamprabha cave in the days of Ramayana.

    How Hanuman and the Vanaras were transported.

    tapasaH suprabhaavena niyama upaar.hjitena ca || 4-52-26
    sarvaan eva bilaat asmaat taarayiSyaami vaanaraan |

    26b, 27a. niyama upa arjitena= by self-restraints, acquired; tapasaH su prabhaavena= by ascesis’, sublime, efficacy; sarvaan eva vaanaraan= all of the, thus, vanara-s; asmaat bilaat taarayiSyaami= from this, cavity, I wish to sail them through – make you departure from cavity.

    “By the sublime efficacy of ascesis acquired through my practices of numerous self-restraints I wish to sail all of the vanara-s through the incarceration, called this cavity. [4-52-26b, 27a]

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    nimiilayata cakSuunSi sarve vaanara pu.ngavaaH || 4-52-27
    na hi niSkramitum shakyam animiilita locanaiH |

    27b, 28a. sarve vaanara pungavaaH= all of you, vanara-s, the best; cakSuunSi nimiilayata= eyes [eyelids,] close; a +nimiilita locanaiH= not, shut, with eyes; niSkramitum= trying to exit; na shakyam hi= not, possible, indeed.

    “All of you best vanara-s shall close up your eyelids, for it is indeed impossible to attempt an exit with unclose eyes.” Thus that sainted lady said to monkeys. [4-52-27b, 28a]

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    tato nimiilitaaH sarve sukumaara a.ngulaiH karaiH || 4-52-28
    sahasaa pidadhuH dR^iSTim hR^iSTaa gamana kaankSiNaH |

    28b, 29a. tataH= then; gamana kaankSiNaH= departure, desirers; hR^iSTaa= gladdened; sarve nimiilitaaH= all, closed [their eyes]; sahasaa= immediately; sukumaara angulaiH karaiH= with delicate, fingered, with hands; dR^iSTim pidadhuH= eyesight, lidded.

    Then all of those desirers of departure are gladdened and immediately shut their eyelids, and further they lidded them with their delicately fingered hands. [4-52-28b, 29a]

    vaanaraaH tu mahaatmaano hasta ruddha mukhaaH tadaa || 4-52-29
    nimeSa antara maatreNa bilaat uttaaritaaH tathaa |

    29b, 30a. tadaa= then; hasta ruddha mukhaaH= with hands, blocked – covered, with faces; mahaatmaanaH vaanaraaH tu= noble-souled, vanara-s, on their part; [tayaa= by her]; tathaa= that way; nimeSa antara maatreNa= a minute, within, barely; bilaat= from cavity; ut taaritaaH= up, sailed through.

    She then sailed those noble souled vanara-s who covered their faces with their hands through that cavity barely within a minute. [4-52-29b. 30a]

    Kishkinta Kanda ValmikiRamayana sarga, 52

    Now what is the distance involved?

  • 1991 Miles!
  • see the Google map below.

Hanuman, with his vanara sena was transported by Swayamprabha , through a wormhole from Madhya Pradesh to the Indian ocean  at the tip of Tamil Nadu, 1991 Miles in a few Minutes!

Citation and references.

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/kishkindha/sarga51/kishkindha_51_frame.htm

 

http://haricharanam.blogspot.in/2011/07/journeying-through-ramayana-day-17_24.html

 

 

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a hypothetical topological feature that would fundamentally be a shortcut through spacetime. A wormhole is much like a tunnel with two ends, each in separate points in spacetime.

For a simplified notion of a wormhole, visualize space as a two-dimensional (2D) surface. In this case, a wormhole can be pictured as a hole in that surface that leads into a 3D tube (the inside surface of a cylinder). This tube then re-emerges at another location on the 2D surface with a similar hole as the entrance. An actual wormhole would be analogous to this, but with the spatial dimensions raised by one. For example, instead of circular holes on a 2D plane, the entry and exit points could be visualized as spheres in 3D space.

 

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