Thanks for the information.
Here I copy paste the Krittivas Ramayan Lav Kush info Semanti posted (and discussion between Semanti and Vrish in alternate colours) in her KR thread currently active once again. Just to recall or remind about the fight between Lav-Kush and their uncles in KR.
24) Shatrughna alone heard Ramayan (story till then) sung by Luv Kush while he returned from Madhupuri after slaying Lavanasur. He spent that night in Valmiki's ashram. He became very emotional to hear Ramayan but could not see the singers. He asked Valmiki about the singers but Valmiki avoided carefully.
In Valmiki, Rama explicitly asks Lakshaman to leave Sita near Valmiki's ashram, and he asks Shatrughtan to visit Valmiki. While there, on the night of KL's births, Shatrughan actually meets Sita.
Does Krittivas' account match this?
In Krittivas too, Ram asks Lakshman to leave Sita near Valmiki's ashram. But here Ram didn't ask Shatrughan to visit Valmiki, Shatrughan went to visit Valmiki himself, while on the way to Mathura (Madhupuri). Yes, on the same day Sita gave birth to Luv Kush, but Valmiki ordered his disciples not to express this news to Shatrughan. Thus it was kept secret.
Btw- in Valmiki, Shatrughan heard about Luv-Kush's birth, & knew their parent's name too, but did not meet Sita (a famous scholar wrote that, he couldn't meet Sita as Ram didn't order him to do so).
25) The war of Luv Kush with their uncles is interestingly & elaborately narrated here. This is not written by Valmiki, Krittivas adopted this incident from Jaimini Bharat. The whole war is similar with that shown by Ramanand Sagar, only with one difference. The boys not only made their uncles unconscious, they killed them, & also killed Vibhisan's & Sugriv's battle. Only Hanuman & Jamvuban were alive because they had boon of immortality. & they also fought against Ram, but neither Ram nor Luv Kush could win. The children made their father unconscious. Finally Valmiki came & made all of them alive.
Now, you've made me curious about Jaimini Bharat Besides, Vibhisan too had the boon of immortality, so he too shouldn't have died. I think the term 'killed' was loosely used by some poets.
I'm also curious about Jaimini Bharat, but couldn't find it till now. Vibhison didn't die but he did nothing mentionable here, so I eliminated his name.
Vibhishan was immortal as per Brahma's boon, unless Jaimini Bharat disagrees.
Yes I know that, & I haven't read Jaimini Bharat so can't confirm whether it disagrees or not.
Hi everyone. Thanks for sharing your knowledge about Luv and Kush. I hope it must have been an enriching experience for all of us.
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