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Birth of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata & Shatrughna

Here is an interesting post I asked about the birth of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, & Shatrughna.   Here is a tricky question about Ramayana. Were Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata & Shatrughna born on the same day? #Ramayana — The Phoenix🐦 (@3011_ajit) September 29, 2023 Before going into the answers, let's be clear that a day in the times of Ramayana used to be based on the lunar movement. Out of 17 votes, 5 people thought that all four brothers were born on the same day and the remaining 12 people voted that four brothers were not born on the same day.  And the majority is correct here. So, how can we conclude this? Valmiki Ramayana is very clear about this. Bala Kanda Sarga 18 discusses the birth of Sri Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata & Shatrughna.  Let's look at the slokas describing the birth of each of the four brothers. ततो यज्ञे समप्ते तु ऋतूनाङ षट्समत्ययु : । ततश्चा द्वादशे मासे चैत्रे नवमीके तिथौ || Transliteration: tatō yajñē samāptē tu ṛ tūnā ṅ ṣ a ṭ samaty