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Lesser known facts about Ramayana

Lesser known facts about Ramayana

In this article I will talk about some of the lesser known facts about Ramayana.

#1 Lesser known facts about Ramayana

Urmila (sister of Sita) Laxmana's wife slept for the whole period of exile (14 years), so that Lakshmana could stay awake and take care of Sita.

Because of advanced culture in ancient Hindu India, Urmila was able to remain in a  state of stasis, and woke up later!

#2 Lesser known facts about Ramayana
Lakshmana is called Gudakesha or sleep defeater and he does not sleep during the entire period of exile.

In those ancient days, Lakshmana was able to acquire artificial insomnia and stay awake for 14 years without any ill effects!

#3 Lesser known facts about Ramayana
Kubera, the God of Wealth is Ravana's half-brother, both having the same father.

Lesser known facts about Ramayana Kubera
Image Courtesy: Drik Panchang

#4 Lesser known facts about Ramayana
Bharat had two sons, Taksha and Pushka after whom two cities are named in terrorist state of Islamic Pakistan, Takshashila (present day Taxila) and Pushkalawati (present day Peshawar).

#5 Lesser known facts about Ramayana

In Ramayana, the wives of all the brothers are related.

  • Ram - Wife Sita
  • Lakshma - Wife Urmila, sister of Sita
  • Bharat - Wife Madavi, cousin of Sita.
  • Shatrugna - Wife Shrutakirti, cousin of Sita

Mandavi and Shrutakirti were the daughters of Kushadhvaja, brother of King Janaka.

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