She does, and passes the test. Rama and Sita live happily together in ayodhya, have twin sons named luv and Kush, in the ramayana and other major texts. 37 However, in some revisions, the story is different and tragic, with Sita dying of sorrow for her husband not trusting her, making Sita a moral heroine and leaving the reader with moral questions about Rama. 42 43 In these revisions, the death of Sita leads Rama to drown himself. Through death, he joins her in afterlife. 44 Rama dying by drowning himself is found in the myanmar version of Rama's life story called Thiri rama. 45 Inconsistencies Rama's legends vary significantly by the region and across manuscripts.
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35 37 Hanuman meets Shri rama in the forest Rama and lakshmana discover the kidnapping, worry about Sita's safety, despair at the loss and their lack of resources to take on ravana. Their struggles now reach their heights. They travel south, meet Sugriva, marshall an army of monkeys, and attract dedicated commanders such as Hanuman who is a minister of Sugriva. 38 meanwhile, ravana harasses Sita and tries to make her into a concubine. Rama ultimately reaches Lanka, fights in a war that has many ups and downs, but ultimately prevails, kills ravana and forces of evil, and rescues his wife sita. They return to ayodhya. 35 39 Post-war rule and death The return of Rama to ayodhya is celebrated with his coronation. It is called Rama rajya, described plan to be a just and fair rule. 40 41 Upon Rama's accession as king, rumors emerge that Sita may have gone willingly when she was with ravana; Sita protests that her capture was forced. Rama responds to public gossip by renouncing his wife, and asking her to undergo a test before Agni (fire).
9th century Prambanan bas-relief, java, indonesia after ten years of wandering and struggles, rama arrives at Panchavati, on the banks of river Godavari. This region had numerous demons ( rakshasha ). One day, a demoness called Shurpanakha saw Rama, became enamored of him, and tried to seduce him. 35 biography Rama refused her. Shurpanakha retaliated by threatening Sita. Lakshmana, the younger brother protective of his family, in turn retaliated by cutting off the nose and ears of Shurpanakha. The cycle of violence escalated, ultimately reaching demon king ravana, who was the brother of Shurpanakha. Ravana comes to panchavati to take revenge on behalf of his family, sees Sita, gets attracted, and kidnaps Sita to his kingdom of Lanka (believed to be modern Sri lanka).
35 Exile and war see also: ravana, jatayu (Ramayana), hanuman, and Vibheeshana rama exiled to the forest ravana's sister Suparnakha attempts to seduce rama and cheat on Sita. He refuses and spurns her (above). Rama heads outside the kosala kingdom, crosses Yamuna river and initially stays at Chitrakuta, on the banks of river Mandakini, in the hermitage of sage vasishtha. 36 This place is believed database in the hindu tradition to be the same as Chitrakoot on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya pradesh. The region has numerous Rama temples and is an important vaishnava pilgrimage site. 36 The texts business describe nearby hermitages of Vedic rishis (sages) such as Atri, and that Rama roamed through forests, lived a humble simple life, provided protection and relief to ascetics in the forest being harassed and persecuted by demons, as they stayed at different ashrams. 36 37 ravana kidnapping Sita while jatayu on the left tried to help her.
35 While rama and his brothers were away, kaikeyi, the mother of Bharata and the second wife of king Dasharatha, reminds the king that he had promised long ago to comply with one thing she asks, anything. Dasharatha remembers and agrees to. She demands that Rama be exiled for fourteen years to dandaka forest. 35 Dasharatha grieves at her request. Her son Bharata, and other family members become upset at her demand. Rama states that his father should keep his word, adds that he does not crave for earthly or heavenly material pleasures, neither seeks power nor anything else. He talks about his decision with his wife and tells everyone that time passes quickly. Sita leaves with him to live in the forest, the brother lakshmana joins them in their exile as the caring close brother.
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32 note 2 youth, family and friends main articles: Bharata (Ramayana), lakshmana, and Shatrughna rama is portrayed in Hindu arts and texts as a compassionate person who cares for all living beings. 34 Rama had three brothers, according to the balakhanda section of the ramayana. These were lakshmana, bharata and Shatrughna. The extant manuscripts of the text football describes their education and training as young princes, but this is brief. Rama is portrayed as a polite, self-controlled, virtuous youth always ready to help others. His education included the vedas, the vedangas as well as the martial arts.
35 The years when Rama grew up is described in much greater detail by later Hindu texts, such as the ramavali by tulsidas. The template is similar to those found for Krishna, but in the poems of Tulsidas, rama is milder and reserved introvert, rather than the prank-playing extrovert personality of Krishna. The ramayana mentions an archery story contest organized by king Janaka, where sita and Rama meet. Rama wins the contest, whereby janaka agrees to the marriage of Sita and Rama. Sita moves with Rama to his father Dashratha's capital. Sita introduces Rama's brothers to her sister and her two cousins, and they all get married.
This summary is a traditional legendary account, based on literary details from the ramayana and other historic mythology-containing texts of Buddhism and jainism. According to Sheldon Pollock, the figure of Rama incorporates more ancient "morphemes of Indian myths such as the mythical legends of Bali and Namuci. The ancient sage valmiki used these morphemes in his Ramayana similes as in sections.27,.59,.73,.19 and.28. 26 Birth Rama was born on the ninth day of the lunar month Chaitra (MarchApril a day celebrated across India as Ram navami. This coincides with one of the four navratri on the hindu calendar, in the spring season, namely the vasantha navratri. 27 The ancient epic Ramayana states in the balakhanda that Rama and his brothers were born to kaushalya and Dasharatha in ayodhya, a city on the banks of Sarayu river.
28 29 The jain versions of the ramayana, such as the paumacariya (literally deeds of Padma) by vimalasuri, also mention the details of the early life of Rama. The jain texts are dated variously, but generally pre-500 ce, most likely sometime within the first five centuries of the common era. 30 Dasharatha was the king of Kosala, and a part of the solar dynasty of Iksvakus. His mother's name kaushalya literally implies that she was from Kosala. The kingdom of Kosala is also mentioned in Buddhist and jaina texts, as one of the sixteen Maha janapadas of ancient India, and as an important center of pilgrimage for jains and Buddhists. 28 31 However, there is a scholarly dispute whether the modern ayodhya is indeed the same as the ayodhya and Kosala mentioned in the ramayana and other ancient Indian texts.
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18 21 Additional names of Rama include ramavijaya ( javanese phreah ream ( Khmer phra ram ( lao and Thai megat Seri rama ( Malay raja bantugan ( Maranao ramudu ( Telugu ramar ( Tamil ). 22 In the vishnu sahasranama, rama is the 394th name of Vishnu. In some Advaita vedanta inspired texts, rama connotes the metaphysical concept of Supreme Brahman who is the eternally blissful spiritual Self (Atman, soul) in whom yogis delight nondualistically. 12 The root of the word Rama is ram- which means "stop, stand still, rest, rejoice, be pleased". 19 According to douglas Adams, the sanskrit word Rama is also found in other Indo-european languages such as Tocharian ram, reme, *romo- where it means "support, make still "witness, thesis make evident". 19 23 The sense of "dark, black, soot" also appears in other Indo european languages, such as *remos or Old English romig. 24 note 1 Legends Sarayu river and the ayodhya rama paidi in Uttar Pradesh India.
18 The word Rama appears in ancient literature in reverential terms for island three individuals: 18 Parashu-rama, as the sixth avatar of Vishnu. He is linked to the rama jamadagnya of the rigveda fame. Rama-chandra, as the seventh avatar of Vishnu and of the ancient Ramayana fame. Bala-rama, also called Halayudha, as the elder brother of Krishna both of whom appear in the legends of Hinduism, buddhism and jainism. The name rama appears repeatedly in Hindu texts, for many different scholars and kings in mythical stories. 18 The word also appears in ancient Upanishads and Aranyakas layer of Vedic literature, as well as music and other post-Vedic literature, but in qualifying context of something or someone who is "charming, beautiful, lovely" or "darkness, night". 18 The vishnu avatar named Rama is also known by other names. He is called Ramachandra (beautiful, lovely moon 19 or Dasarathi (son of Dasaratha or Raghava (descendant of Raghu, solar dynasty in Hindu cosmology).
arts. Two such texts, for example, are the Adhyatma ramayana a spiritual and theological treatise considered foundational by ramanandi monasteries, 12 and the ramcharitmanas a popular treatise that inspires thousands of Ramlila festival performances during autumn every year in India. Rama legends are also found in the texts of jainism and Buddhism, though he is sometimes called pauma or Padma in these texts, 16 and their details vary significantly from the hindu versions. 17 Contents Etymology and nomenclature rāma is a vedic Sanskrit word with two contextual meanings. In one context as found in Arthavaveda, states Monier Monier-Williams, it means "dark, dark-colored, black" and is related to the term ratri which means night. In another context as found in other Vedic texts, the word means "pleasing, delightful, charming, beautiful, lovely". 18 19 The word is sometimes used as a suffix in different Indian languages and religions, such as Pali in Buddhist texts, where -rama adds the sense of "pleasing to the mind, lovely" to the composite word. 20 Rama as a first name appears in the vedic literature, associated with two patronymic names margaveya and Aupatasvini representing different individuals. A third individual named Rama jamadagnya is the purported author of hymn.110 of the rigveda in the hindu tradition.
6, rama was born to, kaushalya and. Dasharatha in, ayodhya, the ruler of the kingdom. His siblings included, lakshmana, bharata, and, shatrughna. Though born in a royal family, their life statement is described in the hindu texts as one challenged by unexpected changes such as an exile into impoverished and difficult circumstances, ethical questions and moral dilemmas. 7 Of all their travails, the most notable is the kidnapping of Sita by demon-king ravana, followed by the determined and epic efforts of Rama and lakshmana to gain her freedom and destroy the evil ravana against great odds. The entire life story of Rama, sita and their companions allegorically discusses duties, rights and social responsibilities of an individual. It illustrates dharma and dharmic living through model characters. 7 8 Rama is especially important to vaishnavism.
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This article is about the hindu god, the seventh avatar of Vishnu, and the king of Kosala: Rama, râm, ramachandra. For other Ram, see. For other Ramchandra, see, ramchandra (disambiguation). For other uses, book see, rama (disambiguation). Ram ( /rɑmə/ ; 2, sanskrit :, iast : Rāma also known as, ramachandra, is a major deity. He is the seventh avatar of the god, vishnu, one of his most popular incarnations along with. Krishna and, gautama buddha. 3 4 5, in Rama-centric traditions of Hinduism, he is considered the supreme being.