Rigvedic Ramayana.

Raghavendra Hebbalalu hs_raghavendra at YAHOO.COM
Thu Apr 13 11:54:36 CDT 2000

--- elmec <elmec at GIASBG01.VSNL.NET.IN> wrote:
> raamaayaNaani bahushaH shrutaani bahubhirdvijaiH
> siitaam vinaa vanam raamoo gataH kim kutrachidvada

I can think of some explanations.

Since many different versions of the raamaayaNa were
known by the time the adhyAtma rAmAyaNa was composed,
the poet (supposed to be vAlmIki) may have added this
to show that other rAmAyaNas were in vogue and also
that the basic storyline was no different from the

Or, siitaamaataa is a trikaalajnaa. She knew of all
events in the past,present and the future. For her as
well as shrii raama, all of this was but a play. So
is playing the role to perfection here.

Any other suggestions ?


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