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2-Padm Puraan, 5-Uttar Khand, p 960-

This Khand covers the pages 610-1001 (390 pages) of the book. Importance of Badaree Naath; Gangaa; Tulasee, Shaaligraam, Prayaag Teerth, various kinds of Daan (charities); about Shani Dev; various Vrat; Ekaadashee of all months; worship of Yam Raaj and Dwaadashee Vrat; Vishnu Sahastranaam; story of devotee Pundareek; importance of Vishnu and various flowers to use in His worship; Shankhaasur, Kaartik and Maagh Snaan and Vrat; Narasinh Chaturdashee; Geetaa; Bhaagvat Kathaa; Avataar stories - Matsya, Koorm, Narasinh, Vaaman, Parashuraam, Raam, and Krishn.

Raam is King            Contd... from Previous Page

Mahaadev Jee said - "Hey Paarvatee, An auspicious day was chosen to crown Raam, and on that day He was crowned by Vashishth Jee. Now He started ruling Prithvi. He ruled for 1,000 years. During this period people started abusing Seetaa secretly, that She lived in a Raakshas' house for some time. Hearing this Raam exiled Her when She was pregnant. Lakshman took Her and left alone in a forest, on the banks of Gangaa River, near Vaalmeeki Muni's Aashram. Seetaa started living in Vaalmeeki's Aashram and gave birth to two princes in that Aashram, Vaalmeeki Jee named them Kush and Lav.

Raam were ruling from Ayodhyaa, Shatrughn was ruling from Mathuraa with his two sons after killing Lavanaasur. Bharat uprooted Gandharv from Sindhu Desh and established his two sons there. Lakshman killed people in Madra Desh and established his two sons there. He himself came back to Ayodhyaa to serve Raam. Later Raam gave life to a Braahman boy by killing a Shoodra Tapaswee. Then He started His Ashwamedh Yagya on the banks of Gomatee River in Naimish Aranya. He had built Jaanakee's golden image for the Yagya.

At that time Vaalmeeki Jee came to Him with Seetaa Jee and said to Him - "Raam, Seetaa is sinless, you re also sinless, then how did you separate Her fro yourself?" Raam said - "I know that She is sinless, but Raavan had abducted Her, I killed him in battle, Seetaa proved Herself pure by entering Agni and I brought Her to Ayodhyaa. Still people started abusing Her, so I abandoned Her near your Aashram. Therefore now it is apt for Seetaa to convince people that She is pure. Hearing this Seetaa presented such a wonderful proof of Her purity that all people present in the court got astonished to see it. She said - "If I have not even thought about anybody else except Raghunaath, Hey Prithvi Maa, you give me shelter." Understanding that Maa Jaanakee wants to go to Her Param Dhaam, Garud Jee appeared from Prithvi with a gem-studded throne and Prithvi also appeared in person. She lifted Seetaa in her hands and made Her seated on the throne. All went to Param Dhaam through Prithvi.

Raam Goes to His Dhaam

After Seetaa had gone, Raam got very sad. He came to Ayodhyaa with His two sons. After long time Raam's mothers also went to their husband. Raam ruled for 11,000 years. One day Kaal came to Him in the guise of a Tapaswee and said to Him - "Hey Raam, Brahmaa Jee has sent me with a message, listen to it. This message should be only between us, if anybody enters here, he should be killed." Raam ordered Lakshman to guard the room and started talking to that Tapaswee. Kaal said - "Devtaa said to you that after killing Raavan and Kumbhkarn, you live in Mrityu Lok for 11,000 years. That time is completed now, so come to your Dhaam so that all Devtaa get happy." Raam said, "So be it."

They were talking thus, that Durvaasaa Muni came there and said to Lakshman - "Prince, You inform Raam just now about my coming." Lakshman said - "Mahaaraaj, It is not allowed to go to Mahaaraaj at his  moment." Hearing this Muni got very angry and said to him - "If you will not go to inform Him, I will curse you." So fearing his curse, Lakshman informed Raam about his coming. At the same moment Kaal disappeared from there. Raam worshipped Durvaasaa. Lakshman remembered his brother's orders, so he entered Sarayoo's water in his real form. Thus Bhagavaan Anant went to Param Dhaam riding on a Divine Vimaan.

Raam also had to go, so He gave Kushaavatee to Kush and Dwaarvatee to Lav. At that time all Vaanar, Raakshas, Vibheeshan, Sugreev, Jaambvaan, Hanumaan, Neel, Nal, Sushen, Guh etc came to Ayodhyaa. Shatrughn also came back to Ayodhyaa. They said - "Hey Raam, You are ready to leave this world, so we have come here to go with you." Raam accepted their request, but He said to Vibheeshan - "You stay back. Do not make my vow a lie. Till these Soorya, Chandra and Prithvi are there, you rule here. When the Time will come, you will come to my Param Pad." He gave him Ikshwaaku Kul's Vishnu's idol to Vibheeshan. Then He said to Hanumaan - "Till my story is heard on this Prithvi, you stay back here. When the Time will come you also will come back to me." Then He said to Jaambvaan - "Jaambvaan, I will come back in Dwaapar Yug and fight with you [so you also stay back here].

Raam said to all Vaanar and bears to come along with Him. He wore white clothes, took Kush in both hands. On His South was Shree Devee; on His left was Bhoo Devee; Ved, Ved Ang, Puraan, Itihaas, Saavitree, all weapons etc presented themselves in person. Ministers, servants, bears, Sugreev, animals and birds all followed Raghunaath Jee. At that time whoever saw Him he followed Him, nobody went back. They went 3 Kos far from Ayodhyaa where Sarayoo was flowing westward, Raam entered it with all His followers. Brahmaa Jee and other Devtaa started praying Him welcoming Him to His Dhaam. Raam entered in His own form. All who were following Him, died instantly without any pain as they touched Sarayoo's water. All had assumed Divine form.

Hey Paarvtee, Whoever hears or reads or remembers even one or half Shlok of Raam's story, he gets free from all sins committed in millions of lives. I am blessed that because of you I told you this Kathaa."

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