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Lord Rama, Vishnu’s 7th avatar, is a well-known Hindu figure. Rama was the main protagonist in the Ramayana epic and was regarded as the ideal man due to his bravery and noble conduct. Rama was a prince from the kingdom of Ayodhya who spent 14 years in exile.

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Lord Rama is regarded as the most powerful being in the universe. He was the the prince of Ayodhaya and  was born to Kaushalya and Dasharatha. Lord Rama was married to Sita and had three siblings: Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna.

Eka Sloki Ramayana is the entire story of Ramayana recited in one verse.

aadau raama tapovanaadi gamanam hatvaa mrugam kaanchanam
vaidehee haraNam jaTaayu maraNam sugreeva sambhaash aNam |
baalee nigrahaNam samudra taraNam lankaapuree daahanam
pashchaat raavaNa kumbhakarNa hananametaddhi raamaayaNam
Iti ekashlokee raamaayaNam sampoorNam ||

It means long ago, Lord Rama went to the forest, chased and killed the golden deer, Sita was kidnapped, Jatayu passed away, discussions with Sugreeva happened, Bali was killed, the ocean was crossed and Lanka was burnt. Then Ravana and Kumbakarna were killed. This is the story of Ramayana.

Ramayana, which means the journey of Rama, is a Hindu epic describing the entire life of Lord Rama along with his wife Sita. Lord Rama is said to be a dutiful son, an ideal husband, a loving brother, a reliable friend, a remarkable king, and a perfect human being. Despite his noble traits, he was very humble and friendly. He is considered the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. This avatar was to show the world how a human being should be.

The entire life of Rama was very eventful and thrilling. Rama was a prince born to King Dasharatha and his wife Kaushalya. Dasharatha had two more wives Kaikeyi and Sumitra who also had their own sons. The four brothers Rama, Bharata, Lakshman, and Shatrughna were inseparable. During the time of Rama’s coronation, Kaikeyi wanted her son to be made the king, so she asked Rama to go to the forest for 14 years. Rama agreed to go to the exile. Lakshman and Sita accompanied him.

They helped many sages and defeated many demons throughout their time of exile. Rama was not only a great friend to humans but also animals. He befriended Sugriva, The Monkey Lord, and promised to protect them from his wicked brother. Jatayu the bird, tried to save Rama’s wife Sita from Ravana but got its wings chopped off. Rama wept and thanked him for his service. Rama also welcomed Vibhishan from the enemy camp and expressed his love to everyone. Rama considered Hanuman to be his other brother without whom finding Sita could have been impossible.

As per Hindu beliefs, Rama is the legendary deity who is still alive in the hearts of entire mankind. 

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