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Songs of Lava and Kusha: the sons of Rama who defeated Rama

Introduction Sons of Rama and Sita. After Rama sent away Sita, who was pregnant, to the forest, the twin children were born to her in the hermitage of sage Valmiki. Desirous of performing the Ashwamedha (Horse) sacrifice, Rama sent across the country the sacrificial horse demanding allegiance from all. Lava and Kusha tied the horse…