Everything You Need To Know About Lord Rama

Shri Ram, Lord Vishnu’s 7th avatar, is among the most adored Hindu deities in Hinduism. Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most widely detected Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Sikh festivals. It honours Lord Ram’s win over the demon king Ravan and his come back to his empire of Ayodhya after a 14-year exile.

The goal of Vishnu’s manifestation was to destroy the monster Ravan, the ruler of Lanka. Ravan was granted invincibility and indestructibility by Lord Brahma, making him untouchable by Devas (Gods) or Asuras (The demons).  The acharyas had been subjected to great suffering and adversity as a result of this demon’s rule, and it became essential to put a stop to it. This led Lord Vishnu to descend to earth as a person, as only a human being could vanquish the devil Ravan.

Sri Ram was born in the Treta Yug (period) as the child of Dasharatha, the ruler of Ayodhya, as per the famous epic Ramayan. Dasharatha had 4 children and 3 spouses, the eldest of whom was Ram, whose mother was Kaushalya. He was the perfect son, a model of heroism, strength, and morality. Under the supervision of the renowned scholar Viswamitra, Ram and his brother Lakshman were born and raised to be princes and experts of all weapons. In the meanwhile, Ram wedded Sita, the child of Janaka, Mithila’s princess, and Lakshman wedded Urmila, Sita’s sister. Dasharatha was organising the crowning of Rama as ruler of Ayodhya, but he was in excruciating pain when Kaikeyi, one among his wives, protested strenuously because she wished her son, Bharath, to be the ruler. She also insisted that Ram not return to the throne until he had served 14 years in banishment.

Exile: Ram accepted the exile after learning of his stepmother’s desires, despite Lakshman and Sita’s disapproval. Urmila, on the other hand, wished to follow her spouse, Lakshman. Lakshman, on the other hand, opposes her demand and appoints her to look after his parents. Despite her disappointment, Urmila honours her husband’s instructions and remains behind to care for her elderly in-laws. Ram encounters Lord Hanuman, the mighty monkey, who is a sincere follower of Ram, during his exile. During his exile, Shri Hanuman defended the Saints against the devils’ vengeance.

Ram enjoyed a pleasant life throughout his exile in Panchavadi, a peaceful and beautiful location. Surpanakha, Ravan’s sister, encounters the handsome brothers and falls in love with Ram to the point where she proposes to him. Ram declines the idea and instead invites her to propose to his brother, whose wife is not there. Surpanakha accepts Ram’s advice, but she is upset when Lakshman refuses her. The furious demon seeks to hurt Sita since she sees her as the roadblock to Ram’s affection. Ram rescues Sita and requests that Lakshman punish Surpanakha for a lesson. With his sword, Lakshman assaulted her, injuring her nose. 

Surpanaka, humiliated and wounded, seeks vengeance by complaining to her brother about the incident and how the two attractive princes mocked her. When Ravan learned of Ram’s profound affection for Sita, he devised a plan to separate Sita from Ram, knowing that Ram would be unable to withstand the loss of his beloved. Ravan arrives in his golden chariot at Maricha’s monastery and asks for his assistance in carrying out his scheme. Maricha first refuses Ravan’s plea for assistance, but after being urged by his king, he eventually agrees to assist him. During the kidnapping, Ram kills Maricha, while Ravana successfully kidnaps Sita from the ashram.

Ravan was charmed by Sita’s attractiveness and pleaded with her to marry him. Sita, on the other hand, refused to admit to the mighty monster. She was transferred to Lanka, where she cried and spend her days alone with her cherished memories. Ram was so anxious that he started looking for Sita everywhere. Eventually, he encounters Jedayu, who saw Ravan’s horrible conduct. Ram learns that Jedayu was carried to Lanka in a winged golden chariot. Ram builds a floating bridge to Lanka called “Ram Setu” with the aid of Hanuman and a troop of monkeys and enters Lanka to reclaim his abducted wife. Ram received his wife back unharmed after a violent war that lasted many days and finished with Ravan’s destruction.

Arrival to Ayodhya: After 14 years in exile, Ram, Sita, and Lakshman returned to Ayodhya and reclaim the kingdom, as Bharath, who was governing the kingdom on Ram’s behalf, had requested. Ravan’s death brought the planet back to harmony and pleasure. People began to adore Ram, and this custom is still practised today. Ram is the principal deity of adoration in a large number of shrines around the world.

Lord Rama’s sculptures are distinguishable. He is always seen standing, holding a bow and an arrow in his left and right arms, correspondingly. He is usually joined by Sita, Lakshman, and Hanuman and bears a bow on his back. He’ll always be dressed out in royal attire.

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