LORD RAM/RAMA/SHRI RAMACHANDRA:
The 7th Incarnation of The God Vishnu, He was born in Treta Yuga. Maharshi Vashishtha had given him this name “Rama”.
The Perfect Avatar of Supreme Protector Lord Vishnu, The Symbol of Courtesy and Virtue, The Embodiment of Truth & Morality, The Best of Upholders of Dharma, Maryada Purushottam, The Exemplary Combination of Love, Compassion & Strength.
The words ‘rays’ and radiance’ come from the Sanskrit root word ‘ra’. ‘Ra’ means light, ‘Ma’ means within me, in my heart. So, Rama means the light within me. That which is radiant in every particle of being is Rama.
Lord Rama was born to Dasharath and Kousalya
Dasharath means ‘Ten Chariots’. The ten chariots symbolize the five sense organs and five organs of action. Kousalya means ‘skill’. The skilful rider of the ten chariots can give birth to Ram. When the ten are used skilfully, radiance is born within.
Lord Rama was born in Ayodhya. Ayodhya means ‘a place where no war can happen’. When there is no conflict in our mind, then the radiance can dawn.
The word Rama means one who is divinely blissful and who gives joy to others, and one in whom the sages rejoice. Try to be Rama in actions.
Lord Rama was born on the 9th day of Chaitra Navratras. He killed Ravan on 10th day after worshipping Shakti for 9 days during Sharadiya Navratras. Hindus should ponder this image.
The Lord of the Raghus, King Ramacandra! The purifier of the fallen! Glories to Sri Sri Sita Rama! The auspicious Lord of the Mountain, Sita Rama! The Ones dear to the devotees, Sita Rama! All glories, all glories to the descendent of the Raghu dynasty!
Glories to Sri Rama, who is the Giver of happiness, the Auspicious One, who is as lustrous as the moon, to the ever-lasting one, the Lotus-eyed One, the Abode of Laksmi, the King of kings, and the Most Exalted of the Raghu dynasty.
Though His face is like a spotless moon, still it is further brightened by a shining crown of jewels. His earrings resemble Jupiter and Venus rising in the evening sky. I forever worship this Lord Sri Rama, guru of the three worlds.
Lord Rama is the personification of dharma. Lord Rama is called Maryada Purushottama; an epitome of the Perfect Man or Lord of Self-Control. A person of impeccable integrity and moral values.
According to Vishnu Sahasranama, a list of thousand names of Lord Vishnu, Rama is the 394th name of Lord Vishnu.
O Lord Ramacandra, O Husband of Sita, O Son of Dasaratha, O chief descendant of the Raghu dynasty, O lotus-eyed Son of Kausalya, O elder brother of Laksmana, O Master of Hanuman. Oh older brother of Bharata! O Lord Who holds a bow in His hand. all glories unto You!
O Lord who performed the activities of a saintly person wandering in the Danaka forest, O Lord who holds a bow in his hand, O killer of demon Dusana, O builder of the bridge across the ocean, O shelter of Vibhisana, O killer of Ravana, the daemonic king of Lanka, O Lord of the Kosala province, all glories upto you.
Chief of the house of Raghu, Lord Rama,
Upliflers of those who have fallen, Sita and Rama, Sita and Rama, Sita and Rama,
O beloved, praise Sita and Rama,
Glories to Rama, Glories to his devotee bhakta Hanuman,
Bless everyone with this wisdom, Lord.
Merciful Lord, Compassionate to poor n benefactor of Kaushalya is born, Mother is joyous on seeing him, thought of whose marvelous form steal hearts of sages.
Beautiful to the eyes, his hue like a rain-cloud, weapons in his four hands; a necklace of forest-flowers, large eyes, slayer of demon Khar is an ocean of beauty.
You’re compassion n bliss personified, an ocean of virtue; vedas n sages sing your glories. O Beloved of all, O Lord of Laxmi, you are born for my sake.
Vedas say You can create a universe from one pore of Your body by Your Maya. That you lived in my womb, even wise find it difficult to believe.
Lord Rama is
Sruta Bhashi: Rama always spoke truth
Hita Bhashi: He spoke whatever was pleasant to hear.
Mita Bhashi: He spoke very little.
Purva Bhashi: He did not wait for others to open a dialogue. He opened the conversation.
He was born to Vanquish the greatest Evil that existed Millennias ago
He was born to go the distance thousand of yojans(miles) over Lane & Sea to rescue his Love.
He was the first man to use most powerful weapon in ancient India Brahmastra(nuclear weapon)
He was born to be a complete Man
He was born to create Ram Rajya (a perfectly governed Kingdom)
He was born to give us hope that Good always Rises above Evil.
He was born to be Legend.
He was Ram.
Shri Ram/Rama is revered because he exemplified that no matter what trials & tribulations one goes through; one can go through life untouched & maintain absolute inner balance & equanimity.
Shri Ramachandra is hugely worshipped. He had continuous problems: the worst kind of drama was happening, a completely disastrous life, but he remained balanced. He did his administration and whatever work he had to do with such balance and efficiency that after thousands of years, when we talk about an ideal nation, we say “Rama Rajya” (a perfectly governed kingdom).
Whatever happened in his life, if just one of those things happened to someone, most people will crack up. He was facing serial disasters, but still he was doing everything to the best of his ability in the given moment and fulfilling his duties, whatever he had to do.
The Ramayana (an ancient vedic hindu epic poem, story of Lord Rama) is not just a story which happened long ago; it has a philosophical, spiritual significance and a deep truth in it. It is said that the Ramayana is happening in your own body.
Your soul is Rama, your mind is Sita(wife of Rama), your breath or life force(pranam) is Hanuman(greatest devotee of Rama), your awareness is Laxmana(younger brother of Rama), and your ego is Ravana(enemy of Lord Rama). When the mind was stolen by Ravana(the ego) then the soul got restless. Now the soul cannot reach the mind on its own, it has to take help of the breath – the prana. With the help of the prana, the mind got reunited with the soul, and the ego vanished.
You cannot control what the world throws at you. But what you make out of it is one hundred percent yours. Sri Rama is an epitome of this.
Ram Rajya is the rule of Dharma that honors the universal truth of Self-realization, such as the great Rishis and Yogis taught to Sri Ram, from the Ramayana to Yoga Vasishta.
May Lord Rama the epitome of righteous actions, compassion, simplicity, sacrifice, courage guide us in our path to attainment of a selfless life always.