On the way back to Ayodhya, the city of King Dasarath, the party was stopped by a blinding dust storm. Lord Parasurama, another incarnation of Krishna, revealed Himself as the cause of the dust storm, and stepped forth to challenge Rama. He wanted to make sure Rama was who Parasurama thought He was, and He held another bow of Lord Shiva, the sister bow of the one Rama had broken. If Rama could string this bow and shoot the magic arrow, Parasurama would let Him pass. Of course, Rama did so, proving Himself to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to another form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is a pastime of the Lord.


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