Bharata asks for Rama's paduka
Bharata or Ramayana (Sanskrit: भरत, Indonesian: Barata, Chinese: Poloto, Burmese: Bhadra, Malay: Baradan, Tamil: Paratan, Thai: Phra Phrot) is a Hindu deity depicted in the epic poem, Ramayana. According to the poem Bharata was the younger brother of Rama, a Hindu god. Hindu doctrine holds Bharata as a symbol of dharma and idealism.
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- Poddar, Hanuman Prasad (2001), Balkand, 94 (in Awadhi and Hindi), Gorakhpur: Gita Press, ISBN 81-293-0406-6, archived from the original on 13 July 2010
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