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surpankha

The Practice Of Nose-Cutting In The Ancient World

Śūrpaṇakhā’s nose was cut off by Lakṣmaṇa as a merciful option when she made an attempt on Sītā’s life. That was the prevalent norm – in India and across the world. Had she been a man, he could have killed her.

Kausalya Rama

“Kausalaya Supraja Ramaa” is the sloka, Visvamitra chanted, when he took both Rama and Lakshmana along with him to the forest, indicating that Rama’s journey towards the jungle was imminent.…