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Lakshmana - Shatrughana

Where Kaushalya gave birth to Lord Rama and Kaikayee gave birth to Bharat, Sumitra gave birth to two beautiful and fair looking sons. Lakshman was born out of the portion of the Kheera, which Kaushalya had given to her and Shatrughana was born out of the portion given to her by Kaikayee. Rama, Bharat, Lakshmana, Shatrughana Rama, Bharat, Lakshmana, Shatrughana In the Jain system therefore it is Lakshman who is Vasudeva, Ram is Baladev, and Ravana is Prativasudeva. http://www.jainworld.com/jainbooks/images/18/Legendary_History.htm In Jain temple 49 of Vimalavasahi (Mt. Abu) there is a remarkable idol of the 16 armed vAsudeva puruShasiMha killing a prativAsudeva. The jaina version of the rAmAyaNa obviously has lakShmaNa kill rAvaNa the prativAsudeva and kR^iShNa kill jarAsandha rather than bhIma. http://vajaratnayana.sulekha.com/blog/post/2004/09/vasudeva-and-prativasudeva.htm
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