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SHRAVAN KUMAR

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Son of SHANTVAR KUMAR and GYANVATI SHANTVAR KUMAR

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The names of the parents of Shravan Kumar is not mentioned anywhere in Ramayana.

Shravan Kumar is a character in the great Hindu epic Ramayana. While taking his blind and disabled parents on a pilgrimage through the holy Hindu shrines, he is mistaken for a boar by Lord Rama's father, who is also the King. After fatally shooting Shravan with an arrow, the king apologizes to Shravan's parents. The parents then place a curse on the King that his first son will leave him when the father needs him the most.

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We have a very famous story of Shravan Kumar in Hindu mythology (Ramayana). Shravan Kumar's parents were blind and frail. They wanted to go on a pilgrimage to 'Char Dhams' (holy places of great religious importance to Hindus). As it was not possible for them to walk, Shravan Kumar makes them sit in two baskets hanging at each end of a wooden pole. He places the pole on his shoulder and sets on foot for the pilgrimage. En route the parents feel thirsty and ask Shravan to get some water for them. Shravan goes in search of water and reaches a riverbank. He starts filling water in his urn.

Dashrath, the king of Ayodhaya (and father of Lord Rama), was hunting in the nearby forest. Dashrath thinks it is an animal drinking water. He was adept at shooting down a target just by hearing its sound without seeing it. So he picks up his bow and sends an arrow in the direction of the sound. The arrow strikes Shravan in the chest and kills him, but before his death he tells Dashrath that his thirsty parents are waiting for him. Dashrath is devastated by the blunder he has committed. He goes in search of Shravan's parents carrying the urn of water. When he reaches Shravan's parents and tells them of his mistake they cry out in despair. They curse Dashrath that like them he will also suffer the separation of his son. As destiny would have it Dashrath's son Lord Rama has to leave his home and live in the jungles for 14 years.

The story tells us the devotion of Shravan Kumar towards his parents. It describes the despair and suffering of his parents, as well as that of Dashrath who is also separated from his son.parents name is not available-

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