Indra as the cosmic pillar.
On Skambha Fervour rests, the worlds and Holy Law repose on
Skambha, I clearly know that all of thee is set within Indra!
On Indra Fervour rests, on him the worlds and Holy Law
Indra, I clearly know as all established in Skambha.
Be reverence paid to him, that highest Brahma, whose base is
Earth, his belly Air, who made the sky to be his head.
Homage to highest Brahma, him whose eye is Surya and the
Moon who groweth young and new again, him who made
Agni for his mouth.
Homage to highest Brahma, him whose two life-breaths were
The Angirasas his sight: who made the regions be his means of
Skambha set fast these two, the earth and heaven, Skambha
maintained the ample air between them.
Skambha established the six spacious regions: this whole world
Skambha entered and pervaded.
Homage to highest Brahma, him who, sprung from Fervour and
Filled all the worlds completely, who made Soma for himself
- Atharva Veda 10.7
Skambha is the cosmic pillar of the universe. It is the predecessor for the present Shiva-Linga concept. Skambha is described as the basic foundation of the entire cosmos in the Vedic scriptures.
And Skambha, we can clearly see is explicitly identified with the almighty god of gods, Indra.
It is no surprise, considering Indra is identified again and again throughout the Vedas with the incomprehensible Brahman.
Rama's matted hair:
Ayodhya kanda chapter 52, verse 67 and 68:
"I as such, wishing well of my father, Sita as well as Lakshmana and having taken up a discipline to be followed by ascetics, want to proceed further, wearing matted hair. Please bring the latex of a banyan tree."
"Guha immediately brought that latex to the prince. With that, Rama made matted hair to himself and to Lakshmana".
(note: Sita does not get her hair matted)
Rama's and Lakshmana's physique and features:
in Kishkinda kanda,chapter 3, verse 12-15:
When Hanuman sees Rama and Lakshmana for the first time:
"Eyes of yours are like fine lotus petals, are you superhuman?... nay, you wear tufts and braids, are you some undaunted human ascetics... nay, you look identical to each other, are you from some world of gods... nay, you are on earth, does this earth have a chance to receive Sun and Moon on her by her fortune... nay, are you some broad-chested deities in human form... lion-shouldered!, very powerful and vigorous like Sacred Bulls... who you might be...?"
"Also lengthy are your arms, and spherical are your shoulders, similar to maces... they are worthy for decoration with every kind of ornament, for what reason are they not decorated?"
Rama's deer skin and bark-cloth:
Rama says to his borther Bharata in Ayodhya kanda, chapter 101, verse 20
"The great king is the master, who has a discretion either to make me reside in the forest, wearing bark robes and a black antelope skin or to sit on the throne, O gentle brother!"
This is Indra, the god of thunder/king of gods from Hindu mythology.
Have taken inspiration from the verses below
Rig Veda, Mandala 8, Sukta 45:
"As soon as the slayer of Vrtra was born, he seized an arrow and asked his mother "who are the wicked and who are the noble?" "
Rig Veda Mandala 8, Sukta 97:
"As soon as you were born o Indra, you were an enemy to those seven whom none had dared to be an enemy of; you recovered the heavens and the earth concealed in darkness and caused joy to the mighty worlds"
Samaveda, part 1, book 3, chapter 2:
"O Indra, If a hundred heavens and if a hundred earths were you; No, not even a hundred suns could match you at your birth, not the both wolrds, o wielder of the Thunderbolt! "