Originally posted by jaisiyaram
Originally posted by JanakiRaghunath^ I read a story from another version where Ravan battles Dashrath as well. It had nothing about Kaikeyi in it, but it did alude to the ASR story that Ravan had insulted Kaikeyi's kingdom before coming there, and that he had been cursed by someone there as a result (Kaikeyi perhaps?). In this story, Ravan insults Kaushalya by telling her to come to Lanka as its queen, and he indicates his thigh to her (kind of like how Duryodhan did to Draupadi), and Kaushalya vows that the son born to her and Dashrath will kill him to avenge this insult.
I'll try to find this story...it would help though if I knew where it came from.
wow.. from where are these stories coming from?? from authentic sources? I actually never heard of such thing ..always thought that it was lord vishnu who was behind everything and always devs had problem with growing asurs and they visit lord vishnu which results into vishnu's another incarnation :) simple theory ;)
Janki ji, I would love to read more about what you posted ..
Like I mentioned (or did I mention?), I don't know from which source this story is from, because I read it in a children's Ramayana book and who knows how authentic that is? But if I ever come across it, I'll definitely let you guys know.
Did anyone read Ramesh Menon's translation of Ramayan? It looks like this:
If you go to the back of the book where the apendices are, you'll find a story where Dashrath and/or Kaushalya had a conflict with Ravan. I don't know from which source this author got the info, but I'm pretty sure there's some kind of Ravan/Dashrath story in here. It's been at least two to three years since I read this book, so I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it's this one. If not, it might be Krishna Dharma's translation of Ramayan. I'll try to get both sometime this week and re-read them.