Rama and Lakshmana, the legendary princes, were taught the art of archery by the sage Vishwamitra. He was impressed by their abilities and taught them various celestial weapons and the knowledge of using them. Vishwamitra was initially a powerful king who renounced his kingdom to pursue spiritual knowledge and become a sage. He undertook rigorous penance and ascetic practices, gaining immense spiritual power and becoming highly revered.

When Rama was a young prince, Vishwamitra approached King Dasharatha, Rama's father, seeking his assistance in protecting a yajna (sacred ritual) from the attacks of demons. King Dasharatha agreed and sent Rama and his younger brother Lakshmana along with Vishwamitra. During their journey, Vishwamitra recognized Rama's extraordinary potential and decided to train him in the skills of archery and warfare. Under the sage's guidance, Rama mastered the use of various celestial weapons, including the powerful Brahmastra (a divine weapon associated with Lord Brahma). Vishwamitra also imparted spiritual wisdom to Rama, teaching him the importance of righteousness, self-discipline, and the pursuit of dharma (duty). Rama's training under Vishwamitra played a significant role in shaping him into the valiant and virtuous hero of the Ramayana.

Throughout the epic, Rama's archery skills and divine weapons play a crucial role in his adventures and battles against formidable foes, including the demon king Ravana. His proficiency with the bow and arrow, combined with his unwavering devotion to righteousness, make him one of the most revered and iconic figures in Hindu mythology Ramanaryanam Conducts special archery classes in its campus. Those keen to learn archery can contact us.