The story of King Rama from Ramayana is a tale we have been hearing since our childhood. Being one of the major deity in Hinduism, Lord Rama is considered to be Lord Vishnu's seventh avatar. Considered as a supreme being who valued his principals, Lord Rama was given the title of 'Maryada Purushottam.'
He was an ideal son, a wise brother, a caring husband, but most importantly, a notable and admired king. It was his return to Ayodhya that we now celebrate as Diwali. This shows how much his kingdom cherished him.
But have you ever wondered what happened when Lord Rama left his human form? Who took the throne after his demise? Well, I have some answers that may clear your doubts.
Lord Rama and his wife Sita had two twin sons, Luv and Kusha.
It is believed that after Lord Rama's death, it was his elder son Kusha who was made the new king.
Kusha was not considered to be a great king like his father. And it is because he tried to kill the Nagas who had stolen a precious stone that was given to him by Lord Rama, who inturn had got it as a gift from Rishi Agastya.
According to the tales, unlike his ancestors who never lost a fight, Kusha died while fighting a devil named Durjaya. Durjaya attacked swarga but was also killed in the fight and Indrapuri was saved.
Atithi was the son of Kusha and Nagkanya Kumudvati. After the death of Kusha, Atithi was made the new king. He was a great king and a great warrior who lived under the guidance of Muni Vashishtha.
Nishadh was considered to be as great as his father. After Nishadh, came another greater warrior Nal.
Nal gave up the thrown and went to the forest with a rishi, making his son Nabh the ruler of Uttar Kosala. And Nabh was attacked by Pundareeq.
Kshemdhanva's son was such a great warrior that he became the leader of the army of devas and was then named Devaneek.
He was loved by all, even by his enemies. After Aheenagu, his son Pariyatra became the king. Pariyatra's son was very polite. He was named Shil as he used to get mortified after hearing his praise.
Nabhi's son was Vajranabha, who was also a great warrior. Vajranabha's son was Shankhad. After Shankhad, the next king was Haridashva. Haridashva was the father of Vishwasah, who was the mighty father of the next king Hiranyabha.
Kausalya made his son Bramhishtha the next king who later made his son, Putra the king. Putra transferred the kingdom to his son Pushya. Pushya then went to jungle with Maharishi Jaimini.
After him, Dhruvasandh and later young child of Raghuvansha, Sudarshan, was made the king. He was just 6 but still was the greatest king of his time.
After Sudarshan grew old, Agnivarna was the king who is believed to take the Raghuvanshi dynasty forward. He was never seen by the ministers or the citizens, but yes, they sometimes got a chance to see his feet. He died at an early age when his wife was expecting their child. She then took over the thrown.
Source: Speaking Tree
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