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Rama Bhakti:

Sri Rama Devi Sita
Stotras of Sri Rama:

Lokabhi Ramam Ranarangadhiram
- लोकाभिरामं रणरङ्गधीरं राजीवनेत्रं रघुवंशनाथम्
Mata Ramo Matpita Ramachandrah
- माता रामो मत्पिता रामचन्द्रः
Nama Ramayanam
- नामरामायणम् - शुद्धब्रह्मपरात्पर राम् कालात्मकपरमेश्वर राम्
Rama Rama Rameti
- राम राम रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे
Ramo Rajamani Sada Vijayate
- रामो राजमणिः सदा विजयते
Sri Ram Jaya Ram Japa
- श्री राम जय राम जय जय राम



Stotras of Devi Sita:

Janaki Stutih
- श्रीजानकीस्तुतिः - जानकि त्वां नमस्यामि सर्वपापप्रणाशिनीम्


Qualities of Sri Rama: (Qualities)


Sri Rama 1. Virtuous: गुणवान् (Gunavan): Who is Virtuous
2. Valorous: वीर्यवान् (Viryavan): Who is Valorous
3. Knower of Dharma: धर्मज्ञ (Dharmagya): Who is the knower of Dharma
4. Doer of Good Deeds: कृतज्ञ (Krtagya): Who is the doer of Good Deeds (according to Dharma)
5. Truthful: सत्यवाक्य (Satyavakya): Who is the speaker of Truth
6. Firm in Vows: दृढव्रत (Dridhavrata): Who is firm in his Vows
7. Endowed with Character: चारित्रेण युक्त (Catritrena Yukta): Who by Character is united (with Dharma)
8. Disposed towards Welfare of all: सर्वभूतेषु हितः (Sarvabhuteshu Hitah): Who is disposed towards the Welfare of all beings
9. Learned: विद्वान् (Vidvan): Who is Learned
10. Capable of upholding Dharma: समर्थ (Samartha): Who is Capable (in upholding Dharma)
11. Graceful: प्रियदर्शन (Priyadarshana): Who has a Graceful and Pleasant appearance
12. Self-Composed: आत्मवान् (Aatmavan): Who is Self-Composed
13. Free of Anger: जितक्रोध (Jitakrodha): Who has conquered Anger
14. Effulgent: द्युतिमान् (Dyutiman): Who is Effulgent (filled with the Effulgence of Aatman)
15. Free of Envy: अनसूयक (Anasuyaka): Who is not Envious
16. Whom even Devas Fear: बिभ्यति देवाः (Bibhyati Devah): Whom even the Devas Fear

(Ref: Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 1)


Deeds of Sri Rama: (Deeds)

(A) Incarnation:

1. Ayodhya: (River Sarayu)

Sri Rama 1. Embodiment of Pure Brahman: शुद्धब्रह्मपरात्पर राम् (Shuddha-Brahma-Paratpara Raam): Who is an embodiment of pure Brahman (and incarnated on the request of the Devas) (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 15).

2. Sri Rama incarnating in Surya Vamsha: चण्डकिरणकुलमण्डन राम् (Canda-Kirana-Kula-Mandana Raam): Who incarnated (in Ayodhya) and adorned the Solar dynasty (Surya Vamsha) (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 18).

Event: Sri Rama incarnating at Ayodhya (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 11 to 18)
Pilgrimage: Ayodhya (Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh)
Festival: Rama Navami (Chaitra Shuklapaksha Navami)



(B) Journey with sage Vishwamitra:

1. Koshala: (River Sarayu)

Sri Rama with sage Vishwamitra 1. Sri Rama receiving Bala and Atibala mantras: Who received the Bala and Atibala mantras from sage Vishwamitra on the bank of river Sarayu (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 22).

Event: Sri Rama receiving Bala and Atibala mantras (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 22)



2. Anga: (Confluence of rivers Ganga and Sarayu)

Sri Rama with sage Vishwamitra 1. Sri Rama visiting Anga and hearing about Lord Shiva burning Kamadeva: Who heard the story of Lord Shiva burning Kamadeva at Anga, at the confluence of rivers Ganga and Sarayu (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 23 to 24).

Event: Sri Rama visiting Anga Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 23 to 24)
Pilgrimage: Kameshwar Dham (Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh)



3. Tataka Forest:

Sri Rama slaying demoness Tataka 1. Sri Rama slaying demoness Tataka: घोरताटकाघातक राम् (Ghora-Tataka-Ghataka Raam): Who slayed the terrible demoness Tataka (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 24 to 26).

2. Sri Rama receiving divine weapons: Who received divine weapons from sage Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 27 to 28).

Event: Sri Rama slaying demoness Tataka (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 24 to 28)
Pilgrimage: Tataka Vanam (Buxar district, Bihar)



4. Siddhashrama:

Sri Vamana Sri Rama protecting yagna of Vishwamitra 1. Sri Rama hearing about Vamana Avatara: Who heard the story of the Vamana Avatara of Sri Vishnu at Siddhashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 29).

2. Sri Rama protecting the Yagna of Vishwamitra: कौशिकमखसंरक्षक राम् (Kaushika-Makha-Samrakshaka Raam) : Who protected the Yagna of sage Vishwamitra at Siddhashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 30).

Event: Sri Rama hearing about Vamana incarnation (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 29)
Event: Sri Rama protecting yagna of Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 30)
Pilgrimage: Vamaneshwar Dham (Buxar district, Bihar)



5. Girivraja: (River Sona)

Sri Rama with sage Vishwamitra 1. Sri Rama hearing about lineage of Vishwamitra: Who camped on the bank of river Sona and heard the story of the lineage of Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 31 to 34).

Event: Sri Rama hearing about Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 31 to 34)
Lineage: Kusha, Kushanabha, Gadhi, Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 32 to 34)
Pilgrimage: Rajgir (Nalanda district, Bihar)



6. Girivraja to Mithila: (River Ganga)

Sri Rama with sage Vishwamitra 1. Sri Rama hearing about the descent of river Ganga: Who camped on the bank of river Ganga and heard the story of the descent of river Ganga from sage Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 35 to 44).

Event: Sri Rama hearing about Ganga (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 35 to 44)
Lineage: Sagara (son of Asita and grandson of Bharata), Asamanja, Amshuman, Dilipa, Bhagiratha (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 70)
Incarnation: Kapil Muni



7. Vishala:

Sri Rama with sage Vishwamitra 1. Sri Rama hearing about churning of the Milky Ocean: Who visited Vishala while going towards Mithila and heard the story of the churning of the Milky Ocean, penance of Diti and birth of Marudganas (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 45 to 47).



8. Mithila outskirts:

Sri Rama delivering Devi Ahalya 1. Sri Rama delivering Devi Ahalya: श्रीमदहल्योद्धारक राम् (Shrimad-Ahalya-Uddharaka Raam) : Who provided deliverance to the venerable Ahalya (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 48 to 49).

Event: Sri Rama delivering Devi Ahalya (Gautama Ashrama) (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 48 to 49)
Pilgrimages: Ahalya Asthan (Darbhanga district, Bihar), Brahmapur (Darbhanga district, Bihar)



9. Mithila:

Sri Rama breaking the bow and marrying Devi Sita Sri Rama marrying Devi Sita Sri Rama humbling Parashurama 1. Sri Rama breaking the Bow of Lord Shiva: त्र्यंबककार्मुकभञ्जक राम् (Tryambaka-Karmuka-Bhanjaka Raam): Who broke the bow of the three-eyed Shiva (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 66 to 67).

2. Sri Rama marrying Devi Sita: कृतवैवाहिककौतुक राम् (Krta-Vaivahika-Kautuka Raam): Who played the divine play of marriage (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 73).

3. Sri Rama destroying the pride of Sri Parashurama: भार्गवदर्पविनाशक राम् (Bhargava-Darpa-Vinashaka Raam): Who destroyed the pride of Sri Parashurama (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 74 to 76).

Pilgrimages: Mithila (Baliraajgadh in Madhubani district, Bihar), Mithila (Sitamarhi in Sitamarhi district, Bihar), Mithila (Janakpur in Dhanusha district, Nepal)
Incarnation: Parashurama




(C) Journey during forest exile:

1. Koshala: (Rivers Tamasa, Vedashruti, Gomati and Syandika)

Sri Rama departing to forest 1. Sri Rama going to forest: पितृवाक्याश्रितकानन राम् (Pitr-Vakya-Aashrita-Kanana Raam): Who went to the forest to keep the words of his father (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 40).

2. Sri Rama camping on the bank of river Tamasa: Who camped on the bank of river Tamasa for one night (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 45 to 46).

3. Sri Rama crossing river Vedashruti: Who crossed river Vedashruti within the Koshala kingdom (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 49).

4. Sri Rama crossing river Gomati: Who crossed river Gomati within the Koshala kingdom (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 49).

5. Sri Rama crossing river Syandika: Who crossed river Syandika and bids farewell to the Koshala kingdom (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 49 to 50).



2. Shringaverapura: (River Ganga)

Sri Rama and Guha 1. Sri Rama meeting Guha: प्रियगुहविनिवेदितपद राम् (Priya-Guha-Vinivedita-Pada Raam): Who met his friend Guha (Nishadraj) at Shringaverapura and camped on the bank of river Ganga for one night (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 50 to 51).

Event: Sri Rama meeting Guha (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 51 to 52)
Pilgrimage: Shringaverpur (Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh)



3. Vatsa:

Sri Rama departing to forest 1. Sri Rama crossing Vatsa: Who crossed Vatsa while going towards Prayaga and spends a night under a Banyan tree (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 52 to 53).



4. Prayaga: (Confluence of rivers Ganga and Yamuna)

Sri Rama in Bharadwaja ashrama 1. Sri Rama visiting Bharadwaja Ashrama: भरद्वाजमुखानन्दक राम् (Bharadvaja-Mukha-Anandaka Raam): Who made the face of sage Bharatwaja shine with joy (while visiting his hermitage at Prayaga and staying there for one night) (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 54 to 55).

Event: Sri Rama visiting Bharadwaja Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 54 to 55)
Pilgrimage: Prayag (Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh)



5. Prayaga to Chitrakoota: (River Yamuna)

Sri Rama departing to forest 1. Sri Rama crossing river Yamuna: Who crossed river Yamuna at Prayaga to go to Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 55).

2. Sri Rama reaching Banyan tree Shyama: Who reached the Banyan tree called Shyama as indicated by sage Bharadwaja. Devi Sita prayed to the Banyan tree circumambulating it with joined palms (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 55).

3. Sri Rama travelling through forest: Who travelled through the forest along the bank of river Yamuna and spent a night there. Next morning he again started the journey towards Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 55 to 56).

Event: Sri Rama travelling from Prayaga to Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 55 to 56)



6. Chitrakoota: (River Mandakini)

Rishi Valmiki Sri Rama staying at Chitrakoota Sri Rama giving his padukas to Bharata Rishi Atri and Devi Anusuiya 1. Sri Rama visiting Valmiki Ashrama: Who visited the hermitage of sage Valmiki while entering Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 56).

2. Sri Rama staying at Chitrakoota: चित्रकूटाद्रिनिकेतन राम् (Citrakuta-Adri-Niketana Raam): Who made the Chitrakuta mountain his habitat (and enjoyed the Nature there) (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 56, 94 to 95).

3. Sri Rama meeting Bharata: भरतार्पितनिजपादुक राम् (Bharata-Arpita-Nija-Paduka Raam): Who gave his paduka (wooden sandal) to Bharata (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 99 to 112).

4. Sri Rama visiting Atri-Anusuya Ashrama: Who visited the hermitage of sage Atri while leaving Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 117 to 119).

Event: Sri Rama visiting Valmiki Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 56)
Event: Sri Rama staying at Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 94 to 94)
Event: Sri Rama meeting Bharata at Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 101 to 112)
Event: Sri Rama visiting Atri-Anusuya Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 117 to 119)
Pilgrimage: Chitrakoot (Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh)
Nature: Trees of Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 94)



7. Dandakaranya:

Sri Rama encountering demon Viradha Rishi Sharabhanga Sri Rama in hermitage Sri Rama staying at Dandaka forest Rishi Agastya 1. Sri Rama purifying the Dandaka forest: दण्डकवनजनपावन राम् (Dandakavana-Jana-Pavana Raam): Who purified the Dandakaranya forest (by his presence and by slaying the demons) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 1).

2. Sri Rama destroying demon Viradha: दुष्टविराधविनाशन राम् (Dusta-Viradha-Vinashana Raam): Who destroyed the wicked demon Viradha (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 2 to 4).

3. Sri Rama visiting Sharabhanga Ashrama: शरभङ्गसुतीक्ष्णार्चित राम् (Sharabhanga-Sutikshna-Arcita Raam): Who was adored by sage Sarabhanga and sage Sutheekshana (when he visited their hermitages) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 5).

4. Sri Rama visiting Suteekshna Ashrama: शरभङ्गसुतीक्ष्णार्चित राम् (Sharabhanga-Sutikshna-Arcita Raam): Who was adored by sage Sarabhanga and sage Sutheekshana (when he visited their hermitages) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 7 to 8).

5. Sri Rama visiting Pancha Apsara Lake: Who visited the Pancha Apsara Lake and heard the story of sage Mandakarni (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11).

6. Sri Rama staying at Dandakaranya: Who visited various hermitages of sages for ten years while staying in Dandakaranya (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11).

7. Sri Rama revisiting Suteekshna Ashrama: Who revisited Suteekshna Ashrama (after ten years of staying at Dandakaranya) and asked about the hermitage of sage Agastya (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11).

8. Sri Rama visiting Ashrama of sage Agastya's brother: Who visited the hermitage of the brother of sage Agastya (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11).

9. Sri Rama visiting Agastya Ashrama: अगस्त्यानुग्रहवर्धित राम् (Agastya-Anugraha-Vardhita Raam): Who was full with the blessings of sage Agastya (when he visited his hermitage where he also received divine weapons) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 12 to 13).

10. Sri Rama meeting Jatayu: गृध्राधिपसंसेवित राम् (Grdhra-Adhipa-Samsevita Raam): Who was served by the King of Vultures (Jatayu) (whom he met while going towards Panchavati) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 14).

Event: Sri Rama visiting Sharabhanga Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 5)
Event: Sri Rama visiting Suteekshna Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 7 to 8)
Event: Sri Rama visiting Pancha Apsara Lake (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11)
Event: Sri Rama revisiting Suteekshna Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11)
Event: Sri Rama visiting the Ashrama of sage Agastya's brother (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11)
Event: Sri Rama visiting Agastya Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11 to 13)



8. Panchavati (Dandakaranya outskirts): (River Godavari)

Sri Rama staying at Panchavati Sri Rama encountering Surpanakha Sri Rama killing demons Khara and Dushana Sri Rama going after golden deer Sri Rama killing demon Mareecha Kidnap of Devi Sita 1. Sri Rama staying at Panchavati: पञ्चवटीतटसुस्थित राम् (Panchavati-Tatta-Susthita Raam): Who abided at Panchavati on the bank of river (Godavari) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 15 to 16).

2. Sri Rama encountering Surpanakha: शूर्पणखार्तिविधायक राम् (Shurpanakha-Aarti-Vidhayaka Raam): Who enjoined pain on Surpanakha for her wicked intentions (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 17 to 18).

3. Sri Rama slaying Khara and Dushana: खरदूषणमुखसूदक राम् (Khara-Dushanna-Mukha-Sudaka Raam): Who destroyed the face of demons Khara and Dushana from the world (at Panchavati-Janasthana region) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 20 to 30).

4. Sri Rama going after the golden deer: सीताप्रियहरिणानुग राम् (Sitaa-Priya-Harina-Anuga Raam): Who went after the deer wanted by Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 43).

5. Sri Rama slaying Mareecha: मारीचार्तिकृदाशुग राम् (Marica-Aarti-Krda-Aashuga Raam): Who inflicted pain on Marica with his arrow for his wrong deed (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 44).

6. Ravana abducting Devi Sita: Ravana came in the guise of a sannayasi and abducted Devi Sita from Panchavati (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 46 to 49)

Event: Sri Rama staying at Panchavati (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 15 to 16)
Event: Sri Rama encountering Surpanakha (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 17 to 18)
Event: Sri Rama slaying Khara and Dushana (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 20 to 30)
Event: Ravana abducting Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 46 to 49)
Pilgrimage: Panchavati (Nashik district, Maharashtra)
Nature: Trees of Panchavati (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 15)




9. Janasthana and outskirts:

Sri Rama searching for Devi Sita Sri Rama performing the last rites of Jatayu Sri Rama encountering demon Kabandha 1. Sri Rama searching for Devi Sita: विनष्टसीतान्वेषक राम् (Vinashta-Sitaa-Anveshaka Raam): Who searched for the lost Sita earnestly (at Panchavati and Janasthana regions) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 60 to 66).

2. Sri Rama giving liberation to Jatayu: गृध्राधिपगतिदायक राम् (Grdhra-Adhipa-Gati-Dayaka Raam): Who gave liberation to the king of vultures (Jatayu) (at Janasthana region) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 67 to 68).

3. Sri Rama passing through Krauncha forest: Who searched for Devi Sita in the Krauncha forest (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 69).

4. Sri Rama encountering demoness Ayomukhi: Whose younger brother Lakshmana cut off the nose, one ear and a breast of demoness Ayomukhi when she captured her as a lover (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 69).

5. Sri Rama encountering demon Kabandha: कबन्धबाहुच्छेदक राम् (Kabandha-Bahuc-Chedaka Raam): Who cut off the arms of demon Kabandha (in the Kabandha forest) and liberated him from a curse (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 69 to 73).



10. Pampa Sarovar:

Sri Rama meeting Shabari Hanuman carrying Sri Rama 1. Sri Rama visiting Matanga Ashrama: शबरीदत्तफलाशन राम् (Shabari-Datta-Phala-Ashana Raam): Who ate the fruit given by Shabari as an offering of devotion (and gave salvation to Shabari) (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 74).

2. Sri Rama visiting Pampa Sarovar: Who visited Pampa Sarovar while searching for Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 75 to Kishkindha Kanda - 1).
3. Sri Rama meeting Hanuman: हनुमत्सेवितनिजपद राम् (Hanumat-Sevita-Nija-Pada Raam): Whose feet was served by Hanuman (after he met him at Pampa Sarovar) (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 2 to 4).

Event: Sri Rama visiting Matanga Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 74)
Event: Sri Rama describing the beauty of Pampa Sarovar (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 75 to Kishkindha Kanda - 1)
Nature: Trees of Pampa Sarovar (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 75 to Kishkindha Kanda - 1)



11. Rishyamukha Parvata and Kishkindha outskirts:

Sri Rama meeting Sugreeva Sugreeva and Vali fighting Sri Rama slaying Vali Sri Rama giving ring to Hanuman Hanuman crossing the ocean Hanuman meeting Devi Sita Sri Rama embracing Hanuman 1. Sri Rama entering into friendship with Sugreeva: नतसुग्रीवाभीष्टद राम् (Nata-Sugriiva-Abhiisstta-Da Raam): Who granted the wish of Sugriva who bowed to him in surrender (after he met him at Rishyamukha Parvata and entered in a relationship of friendship) (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 5 to 10).

2. Sri Rama slaying Vali: गर्वितवालिसंहारक राम् (Garvita-Vaali-Samharaka Raam): Who slayed the proud Bali, the king of vanaras (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 14 to 25).

3. Sri Rama staying at Mount Prasavana: Who stayed on Mount Prasavana during the rainy season (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 27 to 28).

4. Sri Rama sending vanaras as messengers: वानरदूतप्रेषक राम् (Vaanara-Duuta-Pressaka Raam): Who sent the troops of monkeys as messengers in search of Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 40 to 43).

5. Hanuman remembering Rama: कपिवरसन्ततसंस्मृत राम् (Kapi-Vara-Santata-Samsmrta Raam): Who was continually remembered by Hanuman, the most excellent among the vanaras (Valmiki Ramayana - Sundara Kanda - 1).

6. Sri Rama removing obstacles of Hanuman: तद्‍गतिविघ्नध्वंसक राम् (Tad-Gati-Vighna-Dhvamsaka Raam): Who removed the obstacles in the path of Hanuman (when he went in search of Devi Sita) (Valmiki Ramayana - Sundara Kanda - 1).

7. Sri Rama seeing the Chudamani of Devi Sita: कृतचूडामणिदर्शन राम् (Krta-Cuuddaamanni-Darshana Raam): Who saw the Chudamani of Devi Sita which was brought by Hanuman from Lanka (Valmiki Ramayana - Sundara Kanda - 64 to 68).

8. Sri Rama getting comforted by Hanuman: कपिवरवचनाश्वासित राम् (Kapi-Vara-Vacana-Aashvaasita Raam): Who was comforted by the words of Hanuman, the most excellent of the vanaras (Valmiki Ramayana - Sundara Kanda - 64 to 68).



(F) Journey during forest exile - Kishkindha to Lanka:

1. Southern Sea (Indian side):

Sri Rama making the Ocean-god appear and subsequently building bridge to Lanka Sri Rama building bridge to Lanka 1. Sri Rama setting out for Lanka: रावणनिधनप्रस्थित राम् (Raavanna-Nidhana-Prasthita Raam): Who set out for destroying Ravana (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 4).

2. Sri Rama being surrounded by vanara army: वानरसैन्यसमावृत राम् (Vaanara-Sainya-Samaavrta Raam): Who was surrounded by the army of vanaras (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 4).

3. Sri Rama giving refuge to Vibhishana: विभीषणाभयदायक राम् (Vibhishana-Abhaya-Dayaka Raam): Who gave assurance of fearlessness to Vibhishana when he took his refuge (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 18 to 19).

4. Sri Rama encountering the Ocean god: शोषितसरिदीशार्थित राम् (Shoshita-Sarid-Iisha-Arthita Raam): Who requested the god of Ocean to give way and subsequently threatened to dry him (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 21 to 22).

5. Sri Rama building bridge across the Ocean: पर्वतसेतुनिबन्धक राम् (Parvata-Setu-Nibandhaka Raam): Who built a bridge of rocks (across the ocean to Lanka) (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 22).



2. Lanka:

Sri Rama killing Kumbhakarna Sri Rama killing Ravana at Lanka 1. Sri Rama slaying Kumbhakarna: कुम्भकर्णशिरच्छेदक राम् (Kumbhakarna-Shirac-Chedaka Raam): Who cut off the head of Kumbhakarna in the battle (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 65 to 67).

2. Sri Rama destroying army of demons: राक्षससङ्घविमर्दक राम् (Rakshasa-Sangha-Vimardaka Raam): Who crushed the army of demons in the battle (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 93).

3. Sri Rama destroying Mahiravana through Hanuman: अहिमहिरावणचारण राम् (Ahimahiravana-Caranna Raam): Who destroyed Mahiravana (through Hanuman) who trapped him in Patala Loka .

4. Sri Rama slaying Ravana: संहृतदशमुखरावण राम् (Samhrta-Dasha-Mukha-Ravana Raam): Who destroyed the ten-faced Ravana in the battle (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 108).



(G) Journey during forest exile - Return to Ayodhya from Lanka:

1. Returning to Ayodhya:

Sri Rama getting coronated as the king of Ayodhya 1. Sri Rama returning to Ayodhya in Pushpaka Vimana: पुष्पकयानारोहण राम् (Pusspaka-Yaana-Aarohanna Raam): Who ascended the Pushpaka Vimana for returning to Ayodhya (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 121 to 123).

2. Sri Rama visiting Bharadwaja ashrama: भरद्वाजादिनिषेवण राम् (Bharadvaaja-Aadi-Nissevanna Raam): Who visited sage Bharadwaja and other sages (while returning to Ayodhya) (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 124).

3. Sri Rama meeting Bharata after forest exile: भरतप्राणप्रियकर राम् (Bharata-Praanna-Priyakara Raam): Who brought joy to the life of Bharata (after his return to Ayodhya) (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 125 to 127).



2. Coronation (Pattabhishekam) at Ayodhya:

Sri Rama getting coronated as the king of Ayodhya 1. Sri Rama getting coronated as the king of Ayodhya: साकेतपुरीभूषण राम् (Saketa-Puri-Bhushana Raam): Who adorned the city of Ayodhya as king after his return from Lanka (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 128).

2. Sri Rama giving liberation to the people of Ayodhya: आयोध्यकजनमुक्तिद राम् (Ayodhyaka-Jana-Mukti-Da Raam): Who gave liberation to the people of Ayodhya .

3. Sri Rama returning to Vaikuntha: वैकुण्ठालयसंस्थित राम् (Vaikuntha-Aalaya-Samsthita Raam): Who established himself in the abode of Vaikunatha after his departure .




Lineage of Sri Rama: (Lineage)

Sri Rama 1. Changeless Brahma
2. Marichi begotten from Brahma
3. Kashyapa, the son of Marichi
4. Vivasvan or Sun-god, begotten from Kashyapa
5. Manu, the son of Vivasvan
6. Ikshvaku, the son of Manu and first king of Ayodhya
7. Kukshi, the son of Ikshvaku
8. Vikukshi, the son of Kukshi
9. Bana, son of Vikukshi
10. Anaranya, son of Bana
11. Prithu, son of Anaranya
12. Trishanku, son of Prithu
13. Dhundhumara, son of Trishanku
14. Yuvanashva, son of Dhundhumara and a charioteer
15. Mandhata, son of Yuvanashva
16. Susandhi, son of Mandhata
17. Dhruvasandhi, son of Susandhi
18. Bharata, son of Dhruvasandhi
19. Asita, son of Bharata
20. Sagara, son of Asita, whose birth is associated with poison
21. Asamanja, son of Sagara
22. Amshuman, son of Asamanja
23. Dilipa, son of Amshuman
24. Bhagiratha, son of Dilipa
25. Kakustha, son of Bhagiratha
26. Raghu, son of Kakustha
27. Pravriddha, son of Raghu
28. Shankhana, son of Pravriddha
29. Sudarshana, son of Shankhana
30. Agnivarna, son of Sudarshana
31. Shighragah, son of Agnivarna
32. Maru, son of Shighragah
33. Prashushruka, son of Maru
34. Ambarisha, son of Prashushruka
35. Nahusha, son of Ambarisha
36. Yayati, son of Nahusha
37. Nabhaga, son of Yayati
38. Aja, son of Nabhaga
39. Dasharatha, son of Aja
40. Sri Rama, son of Dasharatha

(Ref: Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 70)


Scriptures of Sri Rama: (Scriptures)

Rishi ValmikiValmiki Ramayana: Sanskrit Ramayana by sage Valmiki
• Ananda Ramayana: Sanskrit Ramayana by sage Valmiki
• Adbhuta Ramayana: Sanskrit Ramayana by sage Valmiki
• Adhyatma Ramayana: From Brahmanda Purana
• Kamba Ramayana: 12th century Tamil Ramayana by Kamban
• Ranganatha Ramayana: 14th century Telegu Ramayana by Gona Budda Reddy a.k.a Ranganatha
• Krittivas Ramayana: 15th century Bengali Ramayana by Krittivas Ojha
• Molla Ramayana: 15th-16th century Telegu Ramayana by Atukuri Molla
• Ramcharitmanas: 16th century Awadhi Ramayana by Goswami Tulsidas
• Attiyatuma Ramayana: 16th century Malayalam Ramayana by Ezuttaccan
• Torave Ramayana: 17th century Kannada Ramayana by Narahari
• Ramayana - Uttara Khanda: Sanskrit text and attributed to sage Valmiki


Devotees of Sri Rama: (Devotees)

From Puranas:

Sri Rama and Guha Sri Rama performing the last rites of Jatayu Sri Rama meeting Shabari Hanuman carrying Sri Rama Sri Rama giving ring to Hanuman Hanuman crossing the ocean Hanuman meeting Devi Sita Sri Rama meeting Sugreeva Sri Rama building bridge to LankaGuha: Served Sri Rama by:
- by extending hospitality to Sri Rama at Sringaverapura

Jatayu: Served Sri Rama by:
- by fighting with Ravana and giving up his life when Devi Sita was being abducted

Sabari: Served Sri Rama by:
- by extending hospitality to Sri Rama at Matanga Ashrama near Pampa Sarovar

Hanuman: Served Sri Rama by:
- by bringing him to Sugreeva at Rishyamukha Parvata
- by searching for Devi Sita in the Vindhya mountains
- by searching for Devi Sita in Lanka by crossing the ocean
- by giving the ring of Sri Rama to Devi Sita at Lanka and assuring her
- by meeting Ravana in Lanka, warning him and creating terror among the demons by setting Lanka on fire
- by bringing the chudamani of Devi Sita to Sri Rama at Kishkindha
- by carrying Sri Rama on his shoulders during the march to Lanka
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Jambumali, Dhumraksha, Akampana, Devantaka, Trishira and Nikumbha)
- by bringing the mountain of herbs twice from the Himalayas, first when Indrajit discharged the Brahmastra and second when Ravana injured Lakshmana.
- by giving the news of Sri Rama's return to Guha and Bharata
- by bringing sacred waters of rivers during the coronation of Sri Rama

Sugreeva: Served Sri Rama by:
- by sending the vanaras to search for Devi Sita in different directions
- by ordering the vanaras to march towards Lanka as per the instructions of Sri Rama
- by guarding the rear side of the army when Sri Rama divided it into battalions at Lanka
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Praghasa, Kumbha, Virupaksha and Mahodara)

Vinata: Served Sri Rama by:
- by leading the vanara army searching for Devi Sita in the eastern direction

Angada: Served Sri Rama by:
- by leading the vanara army searching for Devi Sita in the southern direction
- by carrying Lakshmana on his shoulders during the march to Lanka
- by guarding the center of the army (along with Nila) when Sri Rama divided it into battalions at Lanka
- by serving as an envoy of Sri Rama when the army reached Lanka
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Vajradamstra, Narantaka, Kampana, Prajangha and Mahaparshva)

Sushena: Served Sri Rama by:
- by leading the vanara army searching for Devi Sita in the western direction
- by guarding the middle part of the vanara army (along with Jambavan and Vegadarshi) while marching towards the ocean
- by guarding the belly position of the army (along with Jambavan and Vegadarshi) when Sri Rama divided it into battalions at Lanka
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Vidyunmali)
- by bringing waters from the eastern sea during the coronation of Sri Rama

Shatabali: Served Sri Rama by:
- by leading the vanara army searching for Devi Sita in the northern direction

Jambavan: Served Sri Rama by:
- by awakening Hanuman and motivating him to cross the ocean (during the search in the southern direction)
- by guarding the middle part of the vanara army (along with Sushena and Vegadarshi) while marching towards the ocean
- by guarding the belly position of the army (along with Sushena and Vegadarshi) when Sri Rama divided it into battalions at Lanka
- by bringing sacred waters of rivers during the coronation of Sri Rama

Nila: Served Sri Rama by:
- by exploring the ways for the vanara army to march towards the ocean
- by guarding the center of the army (along with Angada) when Sri Rama divided it into battalions at Lanka
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Nikumbha, Prahasta and Mahodara)

Gaja: Served Sri Rama by:
- by leading the vanara army in the front (along with Gavaya and Gajaksha) while marching towards the ocean

Gavaya: Served Sri Rama by:
- by leading the vanara army in the front (along with Gaja and Gajaksha) while marching towards the ocean
- by bringing waters from the western sea during the coronation of Sri Rama

Gajaksha: Served Sri Rama by:
- by leading the vanara army in the front (along with Gaja and Gavaya) while marching towards the ocean

Rishabha: Served Sri Rama by:
- by guarding the right side of the vanara army while marching towards the ocean
- by guarding the right side of the army when Sri Rama divided it into battalions at Lanka
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Mahaparshva)
- by bringing sacred waters of rivers and southern sea during the coronation of Sri Rama

Gandhamadana: Served Sri Rama by:
- by guarding the left side of the vanara army while marching towards the ocean
- by guarding the left side of the army when Sri Rama divided it into battalions at Lanka

Vegadarshi: Served Sri Rama by:
- by guarding the middle part of the vanara army (along with Jambavan and Sushena) while marching towards the ocean
- by guarding the belly position of the army (along with Jambavan and Sushena) when Sri Rama divided it into battalions at Lanka
- by bringing sacred waters of rivers during the coronation of Sri Rama

Vibhisana: Served Sri Rama by:
- by sending spies to Lanka during the battle with Ravana
- by telling about the secret of Indrajit's worshipping at Nikumbhila sanctuary, thus leading to the slaying of Indrajit by Lakshmana

Nala: Served Sri Rama by:
- by playing the key role in building the bridge to Lanka
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Pratapana)
- by bringing waters from the northern sea during the coronation of Sri Rama

Mainda: Served Sri Rama by:
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Vajramushti, Yupaksha)

Dwivida: Served Sri Rama by:
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Ashaniprabha, Shonitaksha)

Sampati: Served Sri Rama by:
- by slaying some of the key generals of Ravana during the battle at Lanka (Prajangha)


Saints:

Sri Tulsidas Sri Bhadrachalam Ramadasu • Tulsidas
• Bhadrachalam Ramadasu



Pilgrimages of Sri Rama: (Pilgrimages)

(A) Journey with Vishwamitra:

Ayodhya Kameshwar Dham 1. Ayodhya: Ayodhya (Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh): Identified with Ayodhya where Sri Rama incarnated (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 18).

2. Anga: Kameshwar Dham (Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh): Identified with Anga where Sri Rama heard the story of Lord Shiva burning Kamadeva (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 23 to 24).

3. Tataka Forest: Tataka Vanam (Buxar district, Bihar): Identified with Tataka Forest where Sri Rama slayed the terrible demoness Tataka and also received divine weapons from sage Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 24 to 27).

4. Siddhashrama: Vamaneshwar Dham (Buxar district, Bihar): Identified with Siddhashrama where Sri Rama heard the story of the Vamana Avatara of Sri Vishnu and also protected the Yagna of sage Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 28 to 30).

5. Girivraja: Rajgir (Nalanda district, Bihar): Identified with Girivraja where Sri Rama camped on the bank of river Sona and heard the story of the lineage of sage Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 31 to 34).

6. Mithila and outskirts:
a) Ahalya Asthan (Darbhanga district, Bihar): Identified with the place where Sri Rama redeemed Ahalya on the outskirts of Mithila (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 48 to 49).
b) Brahmapur (Darbhanga district, Bihar): Identified with the place where Sri Rama redeemed Ahalya (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 48 to 49).
c) Mithila: Baliraajgadh (Baliraajgadh in Madhubani district, Bihar): Identified with Mithila where Sri Rama broke the bow of Lord Shiva and married Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 66 to 77).
d) Mithila: Sitamarhi (Sitamarhi in Sitamarhi district, Bihar): Identified with Mithila where Sri Rama broke the bow of Lord Shiva and married Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 66 to 77).
e) Mithila: Janakpur (Janakpur in Dhanusha district, Nepal): Identified with Mithila where Sri Rama broke the bow of Lord Shiva and married Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 66 to 77).


(B) Journey during Forest Exile:

Prayaga Chitrakoot 1. Shringaverapura: Shringaverpur (Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh): Identified with Shringaverapura where Sri Rama met Guha and camped for one night on the bank of river Ganga (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 50 to 51).

2. Prayaga: Prayaga (Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh): Identified with Prayaga where Sri Rama visited the Bharadwaja Ashrama (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 54).

3. Chitrakoota: Chitrakoot (Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh and Satna district, Madhya Pradesh): Identified with Chitrakoota where Sri Rama stayed during his forest exile and also met Bharata (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 94 to 113).

4. Dandakaranya: Bastar (Bastar division, Chhattisgarh): Identified with the Dandakaranya region (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 1 to 14).

5. Panchavati: Nashik (Nashik district, Maharashtra): Identified with Panchavati where Sri Rama stayed during his forest exile and from where Devi Sita was kidnapped by Ravana (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 14 to 16, 45 to 60).

6. Kishkindha: Anegundi (Koppal district, Karnataka): Identified with Pampa Sarovar and Kishkindha region where Sri Rama visited during forest exile (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 75 to Kishkindha Kanda - 22).

7. Sahya: Western Ghats (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu): Identified with Sahya mountains through which Sri Rama passed while marching towards the ocean with the army of Vanaras (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 4).

8. Southern Sea: Rameshwaram (Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu): Identified with the place in the southern sea where Sri Rama camped and built a bridge to Lanka (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 4, 19, 21 to 22).

9. Lanka: Sri Lanka: Identified with Lanka where Sri Rama camped on the Suvela mountain and fought the battle with Ravana (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 23, 31,59, 93, 108).


(C) Other Pilgrimages:

1. Triprayar (Thrissur district, Kerala): A famous temple of Lord Rama


Festivals of Sri Rama: (Festivals)

Rama Navami (Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami)
Sita Navami (Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Navami)


Hermitages associated with Sri Rama: (Hermitages)

Sri Rama visiting hermitagesAnga Ashrama: Hermitages of the disciples of Lord Shiva at Anga province at the confluence of rivers Ganga and Sarayu (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 23 to 24)
Siddhashrama: Hermitage of the Vamana Avatara of Sri Vishnu and later of sage Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 28 to 30)
Gautama Ashrama: Hermitage of sage Gautama and Devi Ahalya at the outskirts of Mithila (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 49)
Bharadwaja Ashrama: Hermitage of sage Bharadwaja at Prayaga at the confluence of rivers Ganga and Yamuna (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 54 to 55)
Valmiki Ashrama: Hermitage of sage Valmiki at Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 56)
Chitrakoota: Sri Rama's own place of stay in the Chitrakoota mountain-forest on the bank of river Mandakini (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 56, 94 to 95, 113 to 119)
Atri Ashrama: Hermitage of sage Atri and Devi Anusuya at Chitrakoota (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 116)
Sharabhanga Ashrama: Hermitage of sage Sharabhanga inside the Dandakaranya forest (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 5)
Suteekshna Ashrama: Hermitage of sage Suteekshna inside the Dandakaranya forest (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 7 to 8)
• Various hermitages in the Dandakaranya forest where Sri Rama stayed for nearly 10 years (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11)
Revisiting Suteekshna Ashrama: Hermitage of sage Suteekshna inside the Dandakaranya forest where Sri Rama revisited after 10 years (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11)
Ashrama of Agastya's brother: Hermitage of the brother of sage Agastya near the Panchavati forest (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 11)
Agastya Ashrama: Hermitage of sage Agastya near the Panchavati forest (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 12 to 13)
Panchavati: Sri Rama's own place of stay in the Panchavati forest on the bank of river Godavari (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 14 to 16)
Matanga Ashrama: Hermitage of sage Matanga and Shabari near the Pampa Sarovar (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 74)
• Saptajana Ashrama: Hermitage of Saptajana (Seven sages) at Kishkindha (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 13)


Sacred Geography associated with Sri Rama: (Sacred Geography)

(A) Mountains:

Sri Rama staying at Chitrakootaचित्रकूट (Chitrakoota mountain): Where Sri Rama stayed during his forest exile; visited the hermitages of sages Valmiki and Atri (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 55 to 56, 94 to 95, 99 to 113, 117 to 119).
ऋश्यमूक (Rishyamuka mountain): Where Sri Rama met Sugreeva; entered into a bond of friendship; saw the Saptajana Ashrama; killed Vali in the nearby region of Kishkindha (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 4 to 22).
प्रस्रवण (Prasavana mountain): Where Sri Rama spent the rainy reason while staying at Kishkindha (Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 27 to 30).
सुवेल (Suvela mountain): Where Sri Rama camped during his stay in Lanka; fought the battle with Ravana during that time and finally killed Ravana (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 31).



(B) Forests:

Sri Rama staying at Chitrakoota Sri Rama staying at Dandaka forest Sri Rama staying at Panchavatiताटक (Tataka forest): Where Sri Rama visited with sage Vishwamitra; killed demoness Tataka; received divine weapons from sage Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 24 to 27).
चित्रकूट (Chitrakoota mountain-forest) (Trees of Chitrakoota): Where Sri Rama stayed during his forest exile; visited the hermitages of sages Valmiki and Atri (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 55 to 56, 94 to 95, 99 to 113, 117 to 119).
दण्डकारण्य (Dandakaranya forest): Where Sri Rama stayed during his forest exile; encountered demon Viradha; visited the hermitages of sages Sharabhanga, Suteekshna and Agastya; received divine weapons from sage Agastya; met Jatayu (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 1 to 14).
पञ्चवटी (Panchavati forest) (Dandakaranya outskirts) (Trees of Panchavati): Where Sri Rama stayed during his forest exile; ran after the golden deer; encountered Surpanakha; killed demons Mareecha, Khara and Dushana; searched for Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 14 to 17, 43 to 44, 57 to 63).
जनस्थान (Janasthana forest): Where Sri Rama searched for Devi Sita during his forest exile; performed the funeral rites of Jatayu (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 64 to 68).
क्रौञ्च (Krauncha forest): Where Sri Rama searched for Devi Sita during the forest exile (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 69).
कबन्ध (Kabandha forest): Where Sri Rama searched for Devi Sita during the forest exile; encountered demon Kabandha (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 69 to 72).
पम्पा (Pampa Sarovar forested region) (Trees of Pampa Sarovar): Where Sri Rama searched for Devi Sita during the forest exile; met Shabari at Matanga Ashrama; met Hanuman (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 74,75 to Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda - 1).


(C) Rivers:

Sri Rama staying at Chitrakootaसरयू (River Sarayu): River Sarayu flowed through the kingdom of Ayodhya; Sri Rama received the Bala and Atibala mantras from sage Vishwamitra on the bank of river Sarayu (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 22).
• Confluence of rivers Ganga and Sarayu at Anga: Where Sri Rama visited with sage Vishwamitra; heard the story of Lord Shiva burning Kamadeva there (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 23).
शोणा (River Sona at Girivraja): Where Sri Rama camped with sage Vishwamitra; heard the story of the lineage of Vishwamitra (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 31 to 34).
गङ्गा (River Ganga): Where Sri Rama camped with sage Vishwamitra; heard the story of the descent of river Ganga (Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda - 35 to 44).
गङ्गा (River Ganga at Sringaverapura): Where Sri Rama camped during his forest exile; met Guha (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 50 to 51).
• Confluence of rivers Ganga and Yamuna at Prayaga: Where Sri Rama visited during his forest exile; stayed in the hermitage of sage Bharadwaja for one night (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 54 to 55).
मन्दाकिनी (River Mandakini at Chitrakoota): Where Sri Rama stayed during his forest exile; one day described the beauty of river Mandakini to Devi Sita (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 94 to 95).
गोदावरी (River Godavari at Panchavati): Where Sri Rama stayed during his forest exile (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 14 to 16).


(D) Lakes:

पम्पा (Pampa Sarovar): Where Sri Rama visited during his forest exile; described its beauty; met Sabari; met Hanuman (Valmiki Ramayana - Aranya Kanda - 75 to Kishkindha Kanda - 2)


Trees associated with Sri Rama: (Trees)

Sri Rama staying at Chitrakootaइङ्गुदी (Ingudi): Sri Rama spent a night under an Ingudi tree on the bank of river Ganga at Sringaverapura during forest exile (Valmiki Ramayana - Ayodhya Kanda - 50 to 51).
कुश (Kusha): Sri Rama lied down on the Darbha (Kusha) grass for three days seeking help from the ocean god (Valmiki Ramayana - Yuddha Kanda - 21 to 22).







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