[Advaita-l] bharata or lakshmaNa who is elder ??

sriram srirudra at vsnl.com
Sat Jul 31 05:06:41 CDT 2010

As per Balakandam slokas 18 th chapter9 to 15 according to the stars of 
their births Bharatha is elder to both Lakshmana and Shatrugna. If one goes 
by the lagnam it is said Cancer is the lagnam for Rama,Lakshmana and 
Shatrugna and Pisces for Bharatha.It is possible after Bharatha`s birth in 
pushya star in Meena Lagnam, the next day as the sun rises, again in the 
Kataka Lagnam under aslesha star Lakshman and Shatrugnan were born.So I 
think the popular view is correct.
Yes there is no mention of lakshman rekah in Valmiki Ramayanam.But there are 
many versions of Ramayanam by as many poets.R.Krishnamoorthy'
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Subject: [Advaita-l] bharata or lakshmaNa who is elder ??

> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Y'day I was listening to Sri Bannanje GovindAchArya's pravachana on
> rAmAyaNa..He makes one important observation against popular belief that
> bharata is elder to lakshmaNa...He says bharata is infact younger to
> lakshmaNa and there is not even a single sentence that proves that bharata
> is elder to lakshmaNa in mUla vAlmeeki rAmAyaNa.  OTOH, when rAma &
> lakshmaNa both return after rAvaNa vadha to ayOdhya bharata offers praNAms
> to 'both' rAma & lakshmaNa addressing them as 'arya'.  He also says that
> lakshmaNa and shatrugna are not twins & there is 9 to 10 months gap
> between their birth :-))  and there is no mention of 'lakshmaNa rekha'
> episode as such in mUla rAmAyaNa...Would appreciate any valid inputs with
> regard to this.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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