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lord rama has elder sisiter

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Posted: 25 November 2012 at 9:42am | IP Logged

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Posted: 25 November 2012 at 12:34pm | IP Logged
Fascinating.  I was unaware of this prelude.  Thank you for sharingThumbs Up

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Posted: 25 November 2012 at 9:08pm | IP Logged
This is very fascinating! Why does not Sri Ram or any of his kul ever speak of this sister?  Do they not consider she is of the family as she is adopted into another house perhaps?

Thank you so much for sharing the story!

Vaise, is it not strange how many people get put into boxes on rivers in stories?Confused

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Posted: 25 November 2012 at 10:22pm | IP Logged
thanks thanks, ya its true

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visrom Coolbie

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Posted: 26 November 2012 at 4:05am | IP Logged
I knew Dasharatha had a daughter Shanta... whom he had given away for adoption...and I knew about the Rishyasringa connection. but didn't know about the whole story mentioned here.

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Posted: 27 November 2012 at 2:13am | IP Logged
Thanks  Superdil. I knew that Dasharatha had a daughter by the name Shanta but was not aware of the whole story.
There is a story relating to Rishyashringa and his marriage to Shanta. In fact, that was 50% fiction created by legendary Malayalam writer M T Vasudevan Nair. The movie is called 'Vaishali' which is considered as one among the all time classic films of Mal cinema. The movie is still popular today and everyone here would relate to Vaishali and Rishyashringa rather than connecting him to Shantha.

In the movie, the story is like Lomapada, king of Angrajya was fed up of the famine since last 12yrs (due to  a curse) and astrologers suggest that Rishyasringa, son of Vibhandaka should perform a mahayaga at Angrajya. But Vibhandaka never allowed him to be out from the Ashram and thus he hasn't even seen someone else other than his father and animals. So the only way they could bring him to Angarajya was to seduce him. For that, he orders Vaishali, daughter of a Devadasi (It is said that Vaishali is Lomapada's own daughter born to the Devadasi) to seduce Rishyashringa. Vaishali and her mother agrees on one condition that if she succeeds, the king should accept her as his daughter in public. After all hurdles and difficulties, Vaishali succeeds in seducing and bringing him home. He performs the yaga and Angarajaya is blessed with a showerfall. Even though the king was willing to accept Vaishali as a token of gratitude, the minister prevents him from that and persuade him to have Shanta married to Rishyasringa. Soon Vaishali and her mother gets killed in a stampede.

Anyone interested can have a try on this movie. Take my word, you will definitely crave for a 2nd time watch. It is indeed a perfect classic work..!. Excellent scripting, direction, cinematography, first class performance from all actors, inimitable music by Bombay Ravi..!

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Vishakha_Sakhi IF-Sizzlerz

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I didn't know this...thanks for sharing. 
The.Lannister IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 30 December 2012 at 9:34pm | IP Logged
i had no idea that Ram had an elder sister. Thanks for sharingSmile
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