Monday, April 3, 2017

Unknown Facts About Lord Rama




Ramnavami is one of the most important festivals of the Hindus, particularly for the Vaishnava sect of the Hindus. On this auspicious day, devotees repeat the name of Rama with every breath and vow to lead a righteous life. People pray to attain the final beatitude of life through intense devotion towards Rama and invoke him for his blessings and protection.

Who Is Lord Rama

Rama (or Ramacandra) is the seventh avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. Rama’s father is King Dasaratha, a prince of the solar race, and his mother is Queen Kausalya. Rama was born at the end of the Second Age or Treta-yuga and he came into the world specifically at the bidding of the gods to deal with the fearsome multi-headed demon Ravana, the king of Lanka (modern Sri Lanka). The great god Vishnu answered the gods’ call and appeared in a sacrificial fire made by Dasaratha.

Janaka the king of Videha hosted our hero, and he met the king’s beautiful daughter Sita (also called Janaki or Maithili). The king had promised the princess in marriage to anyone who could manage to bend a huge bow which had once been the weapon of the Great God Shiva. Rama, with his divine strength, did more than just bend the bow but broke it in half and so won the hand of Sita, his first and most revered wife.

Rama’s succession to the throne of Ayodhya was made difficult by his mother’s hunchback slave Manthara. Jealous of Rama, she soured the opinion of Kaikeyi, Dasaratha’s second wife, and convinced her to persuade her husband to instead make Bharata heir to the throne. On top of this slight Rama was exiled from the kingdom for fourteen years. So, accompanied by Sita and his ever faithful companion Laksmana, Rama went to live in the far south in Citrakuta, deep in the Dandaka forest.

In Ayodhya, the birthplace of Sri Rama, a big fair is held on this day. In the south of India, the "Sri Ramnavami Utsavam" is celebrated for nine days with great fervor and devotion.

Facts About Lord Rama

1)Ramayana has been written by Maharshi Valmiki. The time when King Dashrath had organized a yagya for the birth of Lord Rama, his age was 60 years.

2)Rama is the 7th incarnation of the God Vishnu, and next to Lord Krishna, he is considered to be his most important avatar

3)Lord Rama’s name comes in at the 394th place of the Vishnu Sahasranama, which is a compilation of the thousand names of Lord Vishnu.



4)For the sake of honoring his father, Rama accepted 14 years in exile with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana.

5)Rama is considered to be the ideal man and a perfect human; not only physically, but mentally and spiritually.

6)When Lord Rama went to exile he was 27 years old.

7)When King Dashrath asked Lord Rama to go to a forest, he wanted to give him lots of wealth so that he remains happy there. However, his third wife Kaikayi didn’t allow for the same.



8)Rama’s principle devotee was Hanuman, a symbol of devotion and right action.

9)The entire tale of the Ramayana is Rama’s journey to take back his wife that was stolen by the evil king Ravana, lord of Lanka. It’s widely believed that Rama (Vishnu) and Sita (an incarnation of Lakshmi) have one of the oldest and famous love stories of all time.



10)Lord Rama took Jal Samadhi in the Sarayu River and consequently left the earth forever.

11)Lord Rama prophesied that Vaali would kill him in his next birth and thus take his revenge. Vaali was reborn as a hunter and was the one that caused the death of Lord Krishna.



12)It is believed that Lakshman did not sleep for the entire period of the exile of 14 years in order to protect his brother and sister- in-law. Because of this he is called Gudakesh. When the goddess of sleep appeared before him at the first night of the their exile to the forests and when Rama and Sita were asleep, Lakshman requested the goddess to give him no sleep for the entire 14 years, so that he can be awake to protect his beloved brother and Sita. The goddess was impressed by this and granted the boon on a condition that someone else has to bear his sleep. On Lakshman request the goddess visited his wife Urmila, sister of Sita. Urmila agreed to share her husband loss of sleep, and thus slept for entire 14 years. Hence the reason she is not much in the story, but a strong reason for helping Laksman to kill Ravana son Meghnadh in the war against to Ravana as Meghnadh could be killed only by a man who have not slept for 14 years.

13)The victory of Rama over Ravana is celebrated in a 10 day festival known as Dussehra, and his return to his kingdom and coronation is celebrated with Diwali, the festival of lights.

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