Some Additional Information About Raam
Excerpts from Padm Puraan, 4/7.
Branched from Raam-1
Some Time Line of Raam
Lomash Muni told that at the time of His marriage, Raam was 15 years old and
Seetaa was 6 years old.
Raam lived with Seetaa in Ayodhyaa for 12 years.
When He was 27 years old, Dasharath, His father, thought to appoint Him as the
crown prince. In the meantime Kaikeyee asked Dasharath for her two Var - Raam
should live in forest, and her own son Bharat should be appointed as the Crown
Prince. Dasharath ordered Raam to go to forest. Raam took only water for three
days, the fourth day He took fruits and the fifth day He chose Chitrakoot Parvat
to stay. [He passed 12 years there.] In the 13th year He went to live in
Panchvatee There He deformed Shoorpanakhaa through Lakshman by cutting her nose.
In the meantime Raakshas Raaj Raavan abducted Seetaa, when Raam and Lakshman
were not in their hut, on Maagh Krishn 8th, in Vrind Muhoort. Seetaa started
crying. Hearing cries of Seetaa Jataayu came there to save Her but fell down
wounded by Raavan.
In the 10th month, on Maargsheersh (Agahan) Shukla 9th* Sampaati informed Vaanar
that "Seetaa was living in Raavan's palace.
This date is calculated as the month starts from Shukla Paksh, after
Amaavasyaa; but according to present calculation, when month starts after
Poornimaa, this date should be considered as Kaarttik Shukla Navamee (9th
On Ekaadashee (11th) Hanumaan took a big leap from Mahendra Parvat and
crossed 100 Yojan wide sea. The same night he searched Seetaa in Lankaa.
He could see Her only in the last part of the night.
He sat on the tree on Dwaadashee (12th day) on Shinshupaa tree. On the same
day in the night, he told the story of Raam to assure Seetaa (that he was the
messenger from Raam).
On Trayodashee (13th) he fought with Akshaya Kumaar (Raavan's son);
on Chaturdashee (14th) he was tied by Meghnaad by Brahm Astra and after that the
fire was set in his tail. He burned Lankaa with the same fire.
He came back to Mahendra Parvat on Poornimaa. He spent five days on the way from
Maargsheersh Krishn 1st (Agahan Krishn 1st).
On 6th day he destroyed Madhu Van.
He came to Raam on Saptamee (7th day) and gave the token of Seetaa's Choodaamani to Raam.
Mahendra Parvat is supposed to be in Orissa. Pravarshan Parvat is in South, then why
should Hanumaan come to North when he was sent to South.
Raam started for Lankaa on Ashtamee (the 8th day), in Uttaraa Phaalgunee
Nakshatra and Vijaya Muhoort, in the afternoon.
He took seven days to reach the sea coast.
From Paush Shukla Pratipadaa (1st day) to Triteeyaa (3rd day) He stayed on
the sea coast.
Vibheeshan joined Him on Chaturthee (the 4th day).
They consulted to cross the sea on Paush Shukla 5th day.
Then Raam kept fast (no eating) for four days - Shukla 6th to 9th. Sea came
and told Him the way to cross him.
Building the bridge started on Dashamee (the 10th day) and ended on Trayodashee
(the 13th day).
Raam made the arrangements for His army to stay on Suvail Parvat on Chaturdashee
(the 14th day).
It took three days, from Poornimaa to Maagh Krishn Dwiteeyaa (the 2nd day), Raam's
army to cross the sea.
After crossing the sea, Raam's army surrounded Raavan's Lankaa. The army
stayed there for eight days - Maagh krishn 3rd to 10th.
Shuk and Saaran entered Raam's army on Ekaadashee.
Shaardool counted Vaanar army an described its chief Vaanar on Paush Krishn
For the next three days, (from Trayodashee to Amaavasyaa) Raavan encouraged his army
to fight with Raam's army.
On Maagh Shukla Pratipadaa (the 1st day) Angad went to Raavan's court as Raam's
messenger. Raavan showed the
severed head of Raam to Seetaa through his Maayaa.
Raam Raavan Battle
The battle between Raakshas and Vaanar continued for seven days, from Maagh
Shukla 2 to 8.
In the night of 9th, Indrajeet tied Raam and Lakshman with Naag Paash.
Next day, on 10th, Vaayu Dev told Raam Garud Mantra's Jap and the meditation
of his form.
By doing this Garud Jee came on the 11th day.
On the 12th day, Raam killed Dhoomraaksh.
On the 13th day, Raam killed Akampan named Raakshas.
Neel killed Prahast in the next three days - from Maagh Shukla 14 to Krishn Paksh 1.
Then Raam backed Raavan from the battlefield in the next three days - from
Maagh Krishn 2 to 4.
Raavan woke up Kumbhkarn in four days from Maagh Krishn 5th to 8th. Then he
ate his food.
Raam could kill Kumbhkarn in six days - from the 9th day to 14th day.
There was no fight on Amaavasyaa because of the grief of Kumbhkarn's killing.
Fight again started on Phaalgun Shukla 1st, and from 1st to 4th, in four days
time, five Raakshas (Vistantu etc) were killed.
During the battle from 5th to 7th, Atikaaya was killed.
From 8th to 12th, in five days time, Nikumbh and Kumbh were killed.
After this, in next three days, 13th to Poornimaa, Makaraaksh was killed.
On Phaalgun Krishn Dwiteeyaa, Indrajeet won Lakshman.
Again the fight discontinued for five days, from 3rd to 7th, because of arranging
medicines for Lakshman.
After fighting with Indrajeet for the next five days, from 8th to 13th, Lakshman
On 14th Raavan took the Deekshaa of Yagya, so the battle discontinued for one day.
On the day of Amavasyaa, he again appeared in the battlefield.
From Chaitra Shukla 1st to 5th, Raavan continued to fight.
On 6th, 7th and 8th, Mahaapaarshwa etc Raakshas were killed.
On the day of Chaitra Shukla 9th, Lakshman suffered from Shakti, so Raam backed
Raavan off the battlefield. Hanumaan brought Drone Parvat to treat Lakshman.
On 10th, Raam fought very fiercely.
Next day, on 11th Indra's Saarathee Maatali brought chariot for Raam.
Raam fought from the chariot Chaitra Shukla 12th to Chaitra Krishn 14th -
18 days, and killed Raavan.
There are 87 days counting from Maagh Shukla 2 to Chaitra Krishn 14. During
this period, battle discontinued only for 15 days, otherwise battle continued
for remaining 72 days.
The last rites of Raavan etc Raakshas was performed on the day of Chaitra Amaavasyaa.
Raam stayed in the battlefield on Vaishaakh Shukla 1.
On Vaishaakh Shukla 2nd, Vibheeshan was crowned as the King of Lankaa.
On Vaishaakh Shukla 3rd, Seetaa was tested through fire (Agni Pareekshaa).
On Vaishaakh Shukla 4th, Raam started towards Ayodhyaa in Pushpak Vimaan.
On 5th He came to Bharadwaaj Muni's Aashram; and on the completion of 14 years,
On the day of 6th, He met Bharat in Nandee Graam.
On the day of Vaishaakh Shukla 7th, Raam was crowned as the King of Ayodhyaa.
When Raam took control of His kingdom, He was 42 years old and Seetaa was 33 years old.
According to V-Raamaayan,
1/6/20, Dasharath was 60,000 years old when Raam, Lakhaman, Bharat and Shatrughn
were born to him.
V-Raamaayan, 2/17/39, Dasharath had 350 wives apart from his 3 chief queens. They
all were standing when Raam was given exile.