Rama or Sreerama Chandra is
the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama is one of the popular
deities in Hindhuism. He is considered as the perfect man in the world.
He is called ‘Maryadha Purushothaman’ in this sense. Our famous epic
‘Ramayana’ describes the story of Sreerama from his birth. Devi Sita,
the avathar of Mahalakshmi, is the wife of Sreerama. Sita is here represented
as a concrete example of perfect woman. Dasaradha, the king of Ayodhya
is the father of Rama. Dasaradha has three wives, Kausalya, kaikeyee
and Sumithra. Kausalya’s son is Rama, Bharatha, Lakshmana, Sathrughna
are the brothers of Rama.
For keeping the word of his father, Rama even decided to avoid his kingdom and live in forest for 14 years. His wife Sita and brother Lakshmana accompanied him through the way. On the way devi Sita was kidnapped by Ravana, the king of Lanka. Then Rama made an army with the help of Hanuman and the monkey king Sugriva. Then they killed Ravana and demolished his kingdom. Lanka then handed over to Vibhishana, brother of Ravana. After 14 years Rama came back to Ayodhya and became the king. This full story is written in our epic ‘Ramayana’. Even though he is incarnation of Lord Vishnu, he lived as a human, with all qualities of an ideal man. He thus showed others, how to live like an ideal man.