Rama at Muktinath
Lord Rama is worshipped in Muktinath at the small Rama shrine
next to the Shiva
Parvati Mandir. He is the seventh incarnation of Vishnu
and one of the most commonly adored gods of Hindus.
the ideal man
Rama represents an ideal man as conceived by the Hindu mind. In the
Rama's personality depicts him as the perfect son, devoted brother,
true husband, trusted friend, ideal king and a noble adversary.
In images and pictures, Rama is shown carrying a bow and arrow. The
bow and arrow convey that Rama is always ready to destroy evil and protect
is himself an embodiment of dharma.
Rama is often pictures with his wife Sita, his brother Lakshmana and
Sita symbolizes an ideal daughter, wife, mother, and queen. Whereas
Rama symbolizes standards of perfection that can be conceived in all
the facets of a man's life, Mother Sita represents all that is great
and noble in womanhood. She is revered as an incarnation of Goddess
Lakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu.
Lakshmana symbolizes the ideal of sacrifice. He leaves his young wife
behind in the palace and chooses to accompany his brother Rama in exile.
For more backgrounds on Hindu Deities & images see the Hindu
For more on Rama see Wikipedia.
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