Rama fighting his sons Lava and Kusa with Hanuman helping

Rama was interrupted during a horse sacrifical ceremony (Aswa-medha) by two boys who after defeating their uncles, fought their father, Rama. Rama recognised his two twin sons Lava and Kusa while fighting them, even though they were banished before birth with their mother, Sita. There are many versions of Rama’s life history and this is one variation

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