Ramayana: Timeline Summary

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1. Birth of Dasharatha ~ 12300 BCE.

2. Dasharatha performs Putra-Kameshthi Yajna: December 12241 BCE- January 12241 BCE.

3. Rama- Janma (Birth of Rama): 29 November 12240 BCE.

4. Arrival of sage Vishwamitra in Ayodhya: 4 December 12224 BCE.

5. Rama & Laxman kill Tataka: 7 December 12224 BCE.

6. Arrival at Siddhashrama: 8 December 12224 BCE

7. Rama & Laxman protect Yajna of Vishwamitra: 9-14 December 12224 BCE.

8. Leaving for Mithila and day of late night conversations: 15 December 12224 BCE.

9. Arrival at city of Vishala: 17 December 12224 BCE.

10. Rama meets Ahilya at latter’s ashram: 18 December 12224 BCE.

11. Arrival in Mithila: 18 December 12224 BCE.

12. Rama lifts Shiva-Dhanushya: 19 December 12224 BCE.

13. King Dasharatha arrives in Mithila: 29 December 12224 BCE.

14. King Janaka completes Yajna: 30 December 12224 BCE.

15. Wedding day of Rama-Sita decided: 1 or2 January 12223 BCE.

16. Rama-Sita Wedding: 4/5 January 12223 BCE.

17. Rama’s scheduled coronation: 20/21 December 12223 BCE.

18. Rama’s Vanavas-gaman: 20/21 December 12223 BCE.

19. Death of Dasharatha: 25/26 December 12223 BCE.

20. Messenger’s traveling to Kekaya capital: 27-29 December 12223 BCE.

21. Bharata’s journey from Kekaya capital to Ayodhya: 30 December 12223 BCE – 5 January 12222 BCE.

22. Bharata performs 11th & 12th day rituals for Dasharatha: 6th and 7th January 12222 BCE.

23. Sage Vasistha requests Bharata to accept the throne of Ayodhya: 9 January 12222 BCE.

24. Bharata leaves Ayodhya to meet Rama: 26 January 12222 BCE.

25. Bharata meets Rama at Chitrakuta: 10 April 12222 BCE.

26. Bharata asks for Sandals of Rama: 11 April 12222 BCE.

27. Rama & Khara fight: 28 March 12210 BCE.

28. Ravana abducted Sita from Panchavati: May-July 12210 BCE

29. Ravana set time limit for Sita to yield to his wishes: Sometime during October-November 12210 BCE.

30. Vali-Sugriva fight-1st round: 21 September 12210 BCE.

31. Vali-Sugriva fight- 2nd round: 22 September 12210 BCE.

32. Rama-Laxman lived outside Kishkindha: 22 September-13 January 12209 BCE.

33. Vanara search parties leave Kishkindha: After 13 January 12209 BCE.

34. Angada’s frustration during search of Sita: Mid-July 12209 BCE.

35. Hanuman in Lanka: 27-30 August 12209 BCE.

36. Hanuman flying back from Lanka: 30 August 12209 BCE.

37. Rama & Vanara army leave for Lanka, from Kishkindha: 29 September 12209 BCE.

38. Building & Construction of Nala-Setu: Sometime during 8 Decemer-18 December 12209 BCE.

39. Rama & Vanara Army on Mountain Suvela: 22 December 12209 BCE.

40. The War: 24 December 12209 BCE – 7 January 12208 BCE.

41. Rama at the ashram of sage Bharadwaj: 12 January 12208 BCE

42. Rama meets Bharata: 13 January 12208 BCE.

43. Rama’s coronation: 13 January 12208 BCE.

44. Vanara leaders & Vibhishan return, from Ayodhya to Kishkindha and Lanka, respectively: Sometime after 17 May 12208 BCE.

45. Rama sends Sita to ashram of Valmiki (through Laxman): May-July 12208 BCE.

46. Birth of Kusha & Lava: September/October 12208 BCE.

47. Completion of Ramayana (as sung by Kusha & Lava to Rama in Ayodhya): 12196 BCE.

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