Archive | April, 2009

Celebrating Ramanavami, the birth of Rama

3 Apr

Today is Ramanavami, the auspicious occasion of the birth of Lord Ram, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and considered the most ideal and respected incarnation.

 

 It is essentially the story of an ideal king, son, father and man, RAMA. As an ideal son, he agrees to abide by wishes of his father King Dasaratha to spend 14 years in forest, along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. During the course of his stay in forest, the demon Ravana abducts his wife Sita. Ram then sets out in search of his wife. During this he makes friends with king of monkeys Sugreeva, and his devotee Hanuman. In the end he wages a war with Ravana and rescues Sita to return to Ayodhya and rule it as an ideal king for 1000 s of years

 

Check out http://www.indianmythology.com/stories.htm for details of the story of incarnation of Rama.

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