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Valmiki Ramayana

Incarnation of Sri Rama:

Sri Rama
  1. Incarnation of Sri Rama

Journeys of Sri Rama with Vishwamitra:

Sri Rama with Vishwamitra
  1. Ayodhya: Sri Rama starts from Ayodhya (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 22)
    • Ayodhya (Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh)
  2. River Sarayu: Sri Rama receives the Bala and Atibala mantras (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 22)
  3. Anga Ashrama: Sri Rama hears the story of Lord Shiva burning Kamadeva (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 23)
  4. Tataka Forest: Sri Rama slays demoness Tataka (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 24 to 27)
  5. Siddhashrama: Sri Rama hears the story of Vamana avatara and also guards the yagna of Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 28 to 30)
  6. Girivraja: Sri Rama camps on the bank of river Sona and hears the story of the lineage of Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 31 to 34)
    • Rajgir (Nalanda district, Bihar)
  7. River Ganga: Sri Rama camps on the bank of river Ganga and hears the story of the descent of river Ganga (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 35 to 44)
  8. Vishala: Sri Rama crosses Vishala while going towards Mithila (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 45 to 47)
  9. Gautama Ashrama: Sri Rama hears the story of the curse on Devi Ahalya and redeems her (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 49)
  10. Mithila: Sri Rama breaks the bow of Shiva in the palace of king Janaka and marries Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda 48 - 50)

Journeys of Sri Rama during forest exile:

Sri Rama

1. Koshala kingdom:
  1. Ayodhya: Sri Rama starts from Ayodhya (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 45)
  2. River Vedashruti: Sri Rama crosses river Vedashruti within the Koshala kingdom (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 49)
  3. River Gomati: Sri Rama crosses river Gomati within the Koshala kingdom (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 49)
  4. River Syandika: Sri Rama crosses river Syandika and the boundary of the Koshala kingdom (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 49)

Sri Rama with Guha

2. Sringaverapura:
  1. Sringaverapura: Sri Rama meets Guha (Nishadraj) and camps on the bank of river Ganga (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 50 to 51)
  2. Vatsa: Sri Rama crosses Vatsa while going towards Prayaga (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 54)

Sri Rama visiting hermitage

3. Prayaga:
  1. Prayaga: Sri Rama visits Prayaga, the holy confluence of rivers Ganga and Yamuna
    • Prayag (Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Bharadwaja Ashrama: Sri Rama visits the Bharadwaja Ashrama at Prayaga (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 54)
  3. River Yamuna: Sri Rama crosses river Yamuna while going from Prayaga to Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 55)

Sri Rama in Chitrakoot forest

4. Chitrakoota:
  1. Prayaga to Chitrakoota: Sri Rama comes to a Nyagrodha tree called Shyama and camps on the bank of river Yamuna (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 55)
  2. Valmiki Ashrama: Sri Rama visits the Valmiki Ashrama at Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 56)
  3. Chitrakoota: Sri Rama stays in a parna shala at Chitrakoota and later meets Bharata (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 54 to 55, 94 to 116)
  4. Atri Ashrama: Sri Rama visits the Atri-Anusuiya Ashrama while leaving Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda 117 to 119)

Sri Rama visiting hermitage

5. Dandakaranya:
  1. Dandakaranya: Sri Rama sees the hermitages of sages (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 1)
  2. Dandakaranya: Sri Rama encounters demon Viradha (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 1 to 5)
  3. Sharabhanga Ashrama: Sri Rama visits the Sharabhanga Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 5)
  4. Suteekshna Ashrama: Sri Rama visits the Suteekshna Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 7 to 8)
  5. Pancha Apsara Lake: Sri Rama visits the Pancha Apsara Lake and hears the story of sage Mandakarni marrying five Apsaras and living in that lake (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 11)
  6. Dandakaranya: Sri Rama visits various hermitages of sages for ten years while living in Dandakaranya (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 11)
  7. Revisiting Suteekshna Ashrama: Sri Rama revisits Suteekshna Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 11)
  8. Agastya Ashrama: Sri Rama visits Agastya Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 12 to 13)

Sri Rama in Panchavati forest

6. Panchavati (Dandakaranya outskirts):
  1. Panchavati: Sri Rama stays at Panchavati in a parna shala (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 14 to 16)
  2. Encountering Surpanakha: Sri Rama encounters demoness Surpanakha at Panchavati (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 17 to 18)
  3. Slaying Khara and Dushana: Sri Rama slays demons Khara and Dushana along with their armies (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 20 to 30)
  4. Kidnap of Devi Sita: Sri Rama finds Devi Sita missing from Panchavati (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 45 to 60)
  5. Panchavati: Sri Rama searches for Devi Sita at Panchavati (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 60 to 63)

Sri Rama and Jayatu

7. Janasthana & outskirts:
  1. Janasthana: Sri Rama visits Janasthana while searching for Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 64 to 66)
  2. Janasthana: Sri Rama meets the dying Jatayu (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 68)
  3. Krauncha forest: Sri Rama visits the Krauncha forest while searching for Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 69)
  4. Kabandha forest: Sri Rama visits the Kabandha forest while searching for Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda ch 69 to 72)

Sri Rama and Sabari

8. Pampa Sarovar:
  1. Matanga Ashrama: Sri Rama visits the Matanga Ashrama near Pampa Sarovar and meets Sabari (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 74)
  2. Pampa Sarovar: Sri Rama visits Pampa Sarovar and meets Hanuman (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda 75)

Sri Rama

9. Kishkindha & outskirts:
  1. Rishyamukha Parvata: Sri Rama visits Rishyamukha Parvata and enters into friendship with Sugreeva (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda 4 to 12)
  2. Kishkindha: Sri Rama visits Kishkinda and encounters Vali for the first time (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda 13)
  3. Saptajana Ashrama: Sri Rama sees Saptajana Ashrama and hears the story (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda 13)
  4. Kishkindha: Sri Rama slays Vali at Kishkinda (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda 14 to 26)
  5. Mount Prasavana: Sri Rama stays on Mount Prasavana during rainy season (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda 27 to 30)
  6. Mount Prasavana: Sri Rama hears the news of Devi Sita from Hanuman (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda 64 to 68)

Sri Rama

10. March of monkey troops towards ocean:
  1. Kishkindha: Sri Rama orders the monkey troops to march towards Lanka (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda 4)
  2. Sahya mountain: Sri Rama visits the Sahya mountain while marching towards Lanka (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda 4)
  3. Mahendra mountain: Sri Rama visits the Mahendra mountain while marching towards Lanka (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda 4)

Sri Rama

11. Ocean (India side):
  1. Shore of Ocean: Sri Rama camps on the shore of the southern sea before crossing to Lanka (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda 4)
  2. Shore of Ocean: Sri Rama consecrates Vibhishana as king who took his refuge (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda 19)
  3. Shore of Ocean: Sri Rama saves the life of spy Shuka who was sent by Ravana (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda 21)
  4. Shore of Ocean: Sri Rama prays to ocean god and encounters him (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda 21 - 22)
  5. Shore of Ocean: Sri Rama builds a bridge to Lanka (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda 22)

Sri Rama

12. Lanka:
  1. Suvela mountain: Sri Rama camps at Suvela mountain in Lanka (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda 23, 31)




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