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Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa’s Uttarakāṇḍa is Authentic Beyond Doubt – Deal with it!

Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa’s first six ‘Kāṇḍa-s’ has brought many prominent characters into the story but we wouldn’t know the histories of several of them, both among protagonists as well as antagonists. In general, whatever ‘Praśna-s (Questions)’ the first six Kāṇḍa-s raise in our minds, the answers to all of them are given by the ‘seventh’ Kāṇḍa.  ‘Uttara’ means answer, hence true to its name, the ‘Uttarakāṇḍa a’ gives answers to all our queries. Therefore, it is futile to deny or handicap the great epic by Vālmīki’s authorship of the seventh canto.

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.…

Vairaagya and Sri Rama

The Valmiki Ramayana, for the most part, describes the Lord’s avatara as a human being who is a stickler for Dharma and a paragon of Vairaagya (renunciation). Rama’s inborn renunciation…