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Rama’s Brothers

Ramayana Stories

Lord Rama, as most of us know, is the incarnation of Vishnu, but what about his brothers Laxman, Bharat and Shatrughan? Bharat and Shatrughan are the Sudarshan-Chakra of Lord Rama, and Vishnu is his Shesh-Naag, Vishnu’s seat in Vaikunth.

Laxman was later born as Balram, Lord Krishna’s elder brother. Laxman had complained all his life that being born as the younger brother he has to obey all the commands of Ram. His wish to be an older brother was fulfilled when he was born as Balram.