Ramayana: Destroying the Moolabala of Ravana

Valmiki Ramayana is no doubt the most popular version of the Ramayana and is considered as one of the Itihasas in our land. Many sampradayas, though, refer to the existence of a 'Moola Ramayana' or the original Ramayana that predates Valmiki Ramayana. Sri Madhwacharya, in his Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya, has explained that he has used... Continue Reading →

RJB: The Dharmavigraha Returns

In the 1540s, Sri Vadiraja Tirtha went on a tirtha yatra to Ayodhya. While there he composed a shloka describing that sacred land of the Hindus. He said: “ayOdhyA nAma nagarI bhAti sAdhvI vadhUriva | vanaM gatasyApi tasya pAdukE yA$karOt patiM” "The town of Ayodhya appears resplendent like a chaste wife (woman). That city which... Continue Reading →

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