Deities – Lord Rama

Sri Rama Rama Rameti
   Rame Raame Manorame
        Sahasra Nama Tat Tulyam
Rama Nama Varanane
Rama personifies the characteristics of an ideal person. He had within him, all the desirable virtues that any individual would seek to aspire, and he fulfills all his moral obligations. Rama is considered a maryada purushottama or the best of upholders of Dharma.
Rama or Ram also known as Ramachandra, is the name of “Purushotama” who took avatar in Treta Yuga. He is the seventh Avatar of the Lord Vishnu and one of his most popular incarnations along with Krishna.
 
Rama was born to Kaushalaya and Dhasaratha in Ayodhya, the ruler of the Kingdom of Kosala. His siblings included Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna. He married Sita Devi. Though born in a royal family, their life is described in the Hindu texts as one challenged by unexpected changes such as an exile into impoverished and difficult circumstances, ethical questions and moral dilemmas. Of all their travails, the most notable is the kidnapping of Sita by demon-king Ravana, followed by the determined and epic efforts of Rama and Lakshmana to gain her freedom and destroy the evil Ravana against great odds. The entire life story of Rama, Sita and their companions allegorically discusses duties, rights and social responsibilities of an individual. It illustrates Dharma and Dharmic living through moral characters.
Sri Rama Navami is a spring festival that celebrates the birthday of Rama. The festival is a part of the spring Navratri, and falls on the ninth day of the bright half of Chaitra month in the traditional Hindu Calendar. This typically occurs in the Gregorian months of March or April every year.