Picture of Rama

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.

Rama the ideal man
Rama represents an ideal man as conceived by the Hindu mind. In the epic Ramayana Rama's personality depicts him as the perfect son, devoted brother, true husband, trusted friend, ideal king and a noble adversary.

Rama's form
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 righteousness. Rama with Sita, Lakshmana and HanumanHe is himself an embodiment of dharma.
Rama is often pictures with his wife Sita, his brother Lakshmana and devotee Hanuman.
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.

More online information
For more backgrounds on Hindu Deities & images see the Hindu Deities Index.
For more on Rama see Wikipedia.

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