Shatrughna, Younger brother of Rama

Satrughna was the youngest brother of Lord Rama according to the epic Ramayana. He was also the brother of Lakshmana and Bharata.

Satrughna was considered to be an incarnation of Sudarshana chakra, a divine weapon of Lord Vishnu.

Satrughna was the son of the king of Ayodhya, Dasharatha and Queen Sumitra. Satrughna was married to Shrutakirti, and they had two sons.

Although Bharata was designated as the king of Ayodhya during Rama’s exile, Satrughna took care of the administration of the entire kingdom, and ruled the kingdom in a proper manner.

Satrughna tried to kill Manthara,maid of Kaikeyi, since she was the main person who was responsible for rama’s exile. But he was prevented by Bharathafrom killing her.

He is celebrated for killing of Lavanasura, the demon King of Mathura, who had committed lot of sinful activities. After Lavanasura’s death, Rama crowned him as the King of Mathura.
After Rama ruled Ayodhya for 11,000 years in a proper manner, he walked into the Sarayu River and merged with Lord Vishnu along with his brothers.

SHATRUGHNA TEMPLES

1. Satrughna Temple in Thrissur District of Kerala
2. Satrughna Temple at Rishikesh
3. Satrughna Temple Mathura, UP

IMPORTANCE

He was a loving brother of Lord Rama, who was very affectionate with him. During Rama’s exile, he had done his daily duties only after chanting his name. He was honest, pious and a straight forward person, who always followed the path of dharma, and lived his life in a good manner, and he affectionately treated the people of Ayodhya.

Let us worship the great “SATRUGHNA” and be blessed.
“OM SREE SATRUGHNAYA NAMAHA”
“JAI SREE RAM”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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