Shambuka (Sanskrit sambuka) is, in Hindu mythology, a character in some versions of the Ramayana. According to that version, Shambuka, a shudra ascetic, was slain by RamaRama
As of late, in the year 2007, the idea of whether Rama...
for attempting to perform penance in violation of dharma, the bad karma Karma are the good or bad deeds one performs in his life, according to which he/she receives
resulting from which caused the death of a Brahmin's son. It is believed that ShambukaShambuka
Shambuka (Sanskrit sambuka) is, in Hindu mythology, a character in some versions of the Ramayana. According to that version, Shambuka, a shudra ascetic, was slain by Rama...
was beheaded in a hill at Ramtek, near Nagpur in Maharashtra
Three scene-setting sargas are paraphrased, and then the crucial one is presented in full:
(75) Rama goes on a tour of inspection in his flying chariot, and finds an ascetic doing austerities, and asks who he is. "
(76) Hearing the [inquiring] words of Rama of imperishable exploits, that ascetic, his head still hanging downwards [as part of his austerities] answered:— 'O Rama, I was born of a Shudra alliance and I am performing this rigorous penance in order to Conquer the heavens with this body. Lord Rama killed him due to his bad intentions and there by giving Shambuka his Moksha.