Ramayana

Ramayana
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Ramayana. Dasaratha was king of Kosala. Ayodhya was its capital.

Dasaratha was king of Kosala. Ayodhya was its capital.

Dasaratha had three queens: Kausalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi.
For a long time they had no children. Dasaratha did a Yaga. An angel came. He gave the King a golden pot. It was filled with Payasa.
The angel said, "Give this Payasa to your queens and you will get children."
The king gave the Payasa to his queens. They drank it.
Later, four sons were born to them— Rama to Kausalya,
Bharata to Kaikeyi, and Lakshmana and Satrughna to Sumitra.
Rama was the first son of King Dasaratha. Rama is called as ‘purushottam’ meaning an ideal man. He always spoke the truth. He was brave, gentle and good. He always obeyed his parents and Guru. His wife, Sita, was beautiful and also good. She loved Rama and Rama loved her.
Rama and his brothers were very fond of one another.
The story of Rama, his brothers and Sita is the Ramayana.
It is a long story poem.
Rishi Vaalmiki wrote the Ramayana.
(From Culture Course-BVB)
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