Rama, perhaps the most widely venerated Hindu god, is the encapsulation of valor and virtue. Even though there are three Ramas referenced in Indian customs— Parashurama, Balarama, and Ramachandra — the name is explicitly connected with Ramachandra, the seventh manifestation of Vishnu. His story is told momentarily in the Mahabharata ("Great Epic of the Bharata Dynasty") and at an extraordinary length in the Ramayana ("Rama's Journey").
In bronze statues, Rama is represented as a standing figure, holding a bolt in his right hand and a bow in his left. His statue in a place of worship or temple is perpetually paired with the statues of his wife, Sita, his stepbrother, Lakshmana, and Hanuman. In paintings and statues, he is portrayed as dark in complexion (showing his fondness for Vishnu), with august enhancements and the kirita-makuta (tall funnel-shaped cap) on his head demonstrating his illustrious status. Rama's adventures were portrayed with extraordinary compassion by the Rajasthani and Pahari schools of painting in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Lord Rama represents a model of reason, smart action, and helpful virtues. We often hear “Ram Ram” as a greeting among his devotees; Lord Rama’s name is also taken during the last journey of a person.
Personally, Rama embodies the attributes of an ideal individual (Purushottam). He had inside him every one of the advantageous excellencies that any individual would look to desire, and he satisfies all his ethical commitments. Lord Rama is well- known as the only human being who could successfully uphold all the pillars of dharma, and thus he was given the title “Maryada Puroshottam”. Rama's life emphasizes that one should live life completely and that each of the three life points is similarly significant: ideals (dharma), wants (kama), and genuine acquisition of riches (artha). Rama additionally adds, for example, in segment 4.38 of the Ramayana, that one must likewise introspect and never disregard what one's appropriate obligations, genuine interests, and real joys are.
Q1. How to worship Lord Rama?
Rama Navami is a spring celebration that praises the birthday of Lord Rama. The celebration is a part of the spring Navratri and falls on the 10th day of the bright portion of Chaitra month in the conventional Hindu calendar. This normally happens in the Gregorian months of March or April every year. The house is cleaned on Rama Navami and is likewise enhanced. Fruits and Flowers are put on the family sanctum and after an early shower, prayers are offered. The most youthful female member of the family leads the puja by applying a red tilak (mark) to all the members of the family before everybody joins the puja. A statue of a youthful Lord Rama is set in a covered cradle. Around early afternoon the covering is taken out and Prasad (unique sacred food) is offered to Rama, which may then be shared among the assembly. There is a component of fasting. Certain individuals don't eat specific food varieties, especially things like onions, garlic, a few flavors, and wheat items.
Q2. What should a true devotee offer to Lord Rama?
As a prasad, Neer Mor, diluted buttermilk is offered to Lord Rama. It is an extraordinary choice as the period of Chaitra is in summer, and buttermilk is a cooling drink. Apart from that, normal ritualistic offerings can be offered to Lord Rama.
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