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L – day

We had already come to the end of the second week of this wonderful #A to Z Challenge, and I come here with the character named with L. Though a lot of famous and well-known characters have their names starting with L, I had chosen only this particular character as I am still not clear on the twins concept. Yes, we are talking about the Twin Prince from Ramayana in Indian Mythology.

Introduction of Twin Prince:

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He is none other than Lava. Lava is younger than Kusha. Their mother is Sita Devi. She had given birth to them in an ashram. So these kids have grown up in Ashram. These twin princes were living in simplicity, as they never knew that they belong to the royal family and are currently living in an ashram. In fact, they didn’t even know who their father is actually.

The reason, I like them is that in most of the movies I had seen or my in the stories narrated by my granddad, they were always shown as musically talented kids. These kids love to spend time singing Ram bhajans and dancing only. But, surprisingly they had also learned how to use weapons and fight in a war. Otherwise, imagine them defeating all the brothers of Lord Rama. Do you guys know that story?

Twin’s fight with their Father:

When these twin princes were playing out in the forest along with the other kids from the ashram, they saw a horse going on its own. This horse is being followed by an army of people. These kids are as curious as me, so they stopped the people going behind the horse and while enquiring, they got to know that this horse belongs to Lord Sri Rama. As the king is doing Ashwamedha Yaga, as per the Yoga rituals, the horse has been let loose. Now, wherever this horse goes that land will belong to Lord Rama and the people will have to give gifts to the king. If anyone decides not to give the gift, or try to stop the horse then they have to face the war with the king.

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Hearing this, the boys decided to take the horse in. So they caught the horse and tied him to the nearby tree. Then as the war started, all the brothers of Rama have come down one after the other and got defeated in these twin princes hands. Even Hanuman couldn’t fight with them. Finally, after hearing all this, Rama has decided to come on his own and find out who these twins really are.

To cut the story short, then Sita came in between this war and introduced his sons to Rama and they all got united and lived happily. Though mother Sita had gone back to her mom’s place as she didn’t feel like living here in this world.

My Personal take from Twin Prince:

I am always in awe of twins. This is the first time, I am hearing this concept of twins. So I keep asking my granddad, my mom, and everybody to tell me more about the stories of Lava and Kusha. I want to know whether they both think alike, look alike and a lot. But unfortunately, nobody seems to answer them to me. So friends, in case if you have encountered any twins, can you please let me know. So, I can ask all my questions to them directly. I hope you wouldn’t be teasing me that I am a question bank just like my dad. So expecting a reply from at least a few of you.

The lessons, I learnt from these twin prince’s is that where we are, we need to enjoy our life and have fun. But also at the same time, try to learn new things daily.

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Till then, have a good weekend and enjoy my other stories here. I love being a part of this #A to Z Challenge and #BlogchatterA2Z.