In Ramayana, Rama willingly ceded his kingdom to his younger brother Bharathan. He loved all this brothers and they also loved him so much.
In Mahabharatham, the Kauravas by conspiracy and cheating took away even the rightful share in the kingdom due to the Pandavas, their own brethren.........
...........In terms of time, Ramayana happened first.
Mahabhartham happened much later.
In both Ramayana and Mahabharatham, Hanuman figures.
I agree - but one major difference separates Ramayan and Mahabharat - I will come back after hearing some more replies to my query.Both are Great Epics and have message for humanity.From Ramayana we learn the way to lead life as demonstrated by none other than Lord Rama.HE sets highest standards in life.In short it teaches what all to do in a positive way.
In Mahabharatha we learn what all we should not have or do like greed,gambling,enmity,jealousy etc etc.
In the end in both Truth and Dharma prevails.
Every thing is fine and well said - but one aspect of Ramayan greatly differs from that of Mahabharat, you can still figure it out.
I agree - but one major difference separates Ramayan and Mahabharat - I will come back after hearing some more replies to my query.
from your intial query, gentle and well meaning folks like pannvalan & sabesan, put in all their effort, to give you the benefit of their knowledge.
it now appears, you now knew what you were seeking from the public, all along. it was more a 'test' of the calibre of the public.
to me, it not only looks unfair, but i see it as you playing one big game here. the public, and especially the good folks here, are your pawns for you to test, play and tease.
sir, don't you think it is not only unfair playing such games against your kind?
not sure what you are trying to get at, but any clarification from you will be most welcome.
I myself is new to the topic of religion and I have no intention of testing others here - I was going through C.Rajagopalachary's Ramayan and one great truth revealed by him at the end impressed me so much and I simultaneously happened to stumble upon this site, I thought this is the right place to discuss what I read.Dear Sridhar,
I concur with what is said by Kunjuppu. It appears that you have put a test to other members here.
Anyway, I conclude my response with this.
Rama lived the life of an ordinary mortal. He did not perform any miracles, except showing his military prowess (archery).
Krishna performed many tricks and even adopted some unacceptable tactics to mislead and confuse his rivals/adversaries. E.g. betraying Karna, Advancing the Amavasya by a day for commencement of the war by hiding the Sun etc.
He also performed certain miracles like giving unending vasthra to Draupadi.
For heaven's sake don't link the full Krishna's life (Krishnavatar) to Mahabharatham.
Both are separate stories in their own right.
If you are still unsatisfied, I have one more answer which I shall reveal it after knowing what exactly you have in mind and still expect the same thing from the mouth of other members.
Shri Rama led by example as a human; ie., paramathma under the rules and regulations of a jivathma.
Shri Krishna exhibited his apara powers; he took it upon himself to enlighten the people. It is another fact that he had to tell the whole Geetha to Arjuna to convince him to perform his duty! In other words, a jivathma found it difficult to blindly listen to the paramathma unless he was convinced of the logic behind it!!!.
This seems another beautiful aspect more close to what I read in Rajagopalachari's Ramayan.
Mr.Pannvalan comments 'Rama lived the life of an ordinary mortal. He did not perform any miracles, except showing his military prowess (archery)' together with Mr.Sapthajihva's exposure are very close to the narration of Sri Rajagopalachari.
In my opinion Sri Rama's ordeal was more difficult than Sri Krishnas's in Mahabharath.
Your answer of this has already been told by different members in a different language. Therefore, please excuse me for saying that there is no value addition in your post above.
Here is what I intended in starting this topic:
"In the Rama avatar, Rama did not know that he was God incarnate. Krishna knew that he was an avatar and acted accordingly." - r sridharan
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