“The next morning, near the Yajnasala, Sri Rama saw that these rishis were present.” (for Sita’s Oath Taking Ceremony. See the 11th name)
- Jabali, (Satyakama)
- Kaasyapa (the son of Kasyapa),
- Pulastya (Brahma’s son, Ravana’s grandfather),
- Sakthi (Parasara’s father, Vyasa’s grandfather : which means he was not yet killed and Parasara was not yet born. This also means that Sri Rama, could not as a boy have seen Vyasa sitting next to Dasaratha as given in one version of the Yoga Vasishtam.)
- Bhargava (Bhrgu’s son – Sukra or his brother),
- Vamana (Trivikrama),
- Cyavana (Bhrgu’s son),
- Satananda (Gautama’s son),
- Bharadwaja, (which shows us that Bharadwaja was an eye-witness to this account).
- Parvata and
- Gautama were present.”
Mahabali was the grandson of Prahlada, the son of Hiranyakasipu, who was killed by Narasimha. Mahabali’s Guru was Sukra, the son of Bhrgu, who tried to caution Mahabali against the gift of 3 paces of land.
Vamana, Parasurama and Sri Rama are counted among the 3 main avatars of Vishnu in the Tretha Yuga. The Balakanda of the Valmiki Ramayana describes the encounter of Parasurama with Sri Rama after he finished his battles against the Kshatriyas.
Valmiki frequently compares Sri Rama to Trivikrama, in valour. But this incident of the Uttarakanda of the Valmiki Ramayana, is the first instance where Sri Rama and Vamana are present together.
At this time, Vamana is one among the older rishis.
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