Rama facts for kids
Rama is a Hindu deity, his iconography varies
|Affiliation||Seventh avatar of Vishnu, Brahman (Vaishnavism), Deva|
|Abode||Vaikunta, Ayodhya, and Saket|
|Weapon||Bow and arrow|
|Festivals||Rama Navami, Vivaha Panchami, Deepavali, Dusshera|
|Born||Ayodhya, Kosala (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)|
Shanta (Eldest Sister)
He is the hero of the ancient Hindu epic poem, The Ramayana (from Sanskrit: The Journey of Rama). In this legend, Rama is born in Ayodhya. His father is King Dasharatha. His stepmother has him exiled from the kingdom, and Rama goes to live as an ascetic in the forests. He is also known as Maryada Puroshottam, which means he teaches humanity how to live life without sacrificing the happiness and interest of others. He is the perfect human form of "prabhu" or God. Ram is a popular God and revered across India and Nepal.
He is said to have come to earth again to give Darshan to Sant Shiromani Shree Goswami Tulasidas.
Ram naam or the calling out Ram's name is said to purify one's very soul.
According to legend, Rama and Sita had two sons, Lava or Lav and Kashava or Kash.
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