10 Interesting Facts About Rama
Lord Rama, the Hindu god, is the hero of one of the most well known and cherished books of Indian culture: The Ramayana. This story has been passed down from generation to generation even before there was written word!
Rama is considered to be the ideal man and a perfect human; not only physically, but mentally and spiritually.
Most Hindus believe that Rama lived 1.2 million years ago, in the Treta Yuga- though the text is dated 7th-4th BC.
Rama’s principle devotee was Hanuman, a symbol of devotion and right action.
For the sake of honoring his father, Rama accepted 14 years in exile with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana.
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.
Rama’s bow was so powerful that it could wipe out an entire army- and it did.
After defeating the evil Ravana, Rama ruled his kingdom Ayodhya for 11,000 years of complete peace and prosperity.
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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