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About Luv

Luv – The Mighty Son of Rama

Luv is one of the twin sons of RamaRama
 As of late, in the year 2007, the idea of whether Rama...
and Sita. He is regarded as the elder brother between the twins, the younger one being Kusha. LuvLuv
Luv is one of the twin sons of Rama and Sita. He is regarded as the elder brother...
is regarded as one of the most important and iconic characters of the Hindu epic Ramayana and is respected by devotees and worshippers all over the world.

Depiction

As Luv is a son of Rama, he is depicted to have very close resemblance to him. Luv is portrayed as a charming young boy wearing simple clothes and carrying a bow and arrow on his shoulder. Like Rama, he has a dark complexion as well. In some depictions, he is shown as one of the princes of Ayodhya along with his brother Kush and seated on the throne with their father, Rama.

Legends

It is believed that when SitaSita
Sita is the most benevolent Goddess, who is known...
was pregnant, she was banished from the kingdom of Ayodhya by Rama. She left the kingdom and went into a forest. There she was accepted as a refugee by a great sage named Valmiki. She lived in the ashram of ValmikiValmiki
There is a legend that Brahma appeared before...
and gave birth to Luv. Luv along with his twin brother KushaKusha
Kush is one of the twin sons of Rama and Sita. He is the younger...
were provided the knowledge of Vedas, Four ancient texts constituting the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism especially Ramayana, and the expertise in archery and martial arts by sage Valmiki.

A famous legend associated with Luv is in context with the AshwamedhaYajna. It is believed that when Rama performed the great yajna, he selected a great horse for the ceremony and released it in the forest. According to the rituals of the yajna, the horse was supposed to return to the king, but Luv along with his brother captured the great horse. Because of this, a battle ensued between Rama and his sons. Eventually, the twins prevailed and brought to a horse with them to the ashram. It is believed that after the battle sage Valmiki reveals to Rama that Luv and Kusha were his sons. Rama then got emotional and embraced his children. He wanted to take Sita along with the children back to Ayodhya but before that Sita immolated herself into mother earth. Everyone was grief stricken by the event. After some time, Rama took Luv and Kusha to his kingdom and made them the princes of Ayodhya.
Beliefs and Significance

According to Ramayana, Rama assigned Luv to the kingdom of Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh. Later, Luv is believed to have founded the kingdom of Lavapuri, which is the present day Lahore in Pakistan. As such there is a famous temple of Luv inside ShahiQila, Lahore. Luv represents curiosity, mightiness, wisdom and courage.
 




 
 

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