Rama

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Rama,

hero: see RamayanaRamayana
[story of Rama], classical Sanskrit epic of India, probably composed in the 3d cent. B.C. Based on numerous legends, it is traditionally the work of Valmiki, one of the minor characters.
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Rama

(rā`mə), variant of RamahRamah
, in the Bible. 1 Town, NE ancient Palestine, allotted to Naphtali. 2 Town of Asher. 3 Unidentified town of Simeon, called Ramah of the south.
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Rama

 

kings of Thailand (Siam) of the Chakri dynasty: Rama I (reigned 1782–1809), Rama II (1809–24), Rama III Phra Nang klao (1824–51), Rama IV Mongkut (1851–68), Rama V Chula-longkorn (1868–1910), Rama VI Vajiravudh (1910–25), Rama VII Prajadhipok (1925–35), Rama VIII Ananda Mahidol (1935–1946), and Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej (ascended the throne in 1946; crowned 1950).


Rama

 

in the ancient epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, a hero who journeyed from northern India to the island of Lanka (Sri Lanka) to rescue his wife Sita, who had been kidnappped by the demon Ravana. Rama is venerated in Hinduism as one of the earthly incarnations (the seventh avatar) of Vishnu, and in Vishnuism he is the chief object of worship, together with Krishna. Rama is also the name of the sixth avatar of Vishnu, known as Parashurama (“Rama With the Ax”).

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Whether a temple was razed to build a mosque at the site is irrelevant to this dispute which centres around the belief of the innumerable Hindus that the god Rama was in fact born there.
The Hindus, claiming a Mogul invader had destroyed a temple to the Hindu god Rama on the same site in the 16th century, have been trying to erect a new temple on the spot, where Rama is reputed to have been born, since the razing of the mosque a decade ago.
The only way for the Hindu god Rama to conquer the demons is to come to earth in human form.
Sita, the consort of the Hindu god Rama, lives in exile in the Dandaka forest.
This was believed to have marked the birthplace of the Hindu god Rama (hence the name Rama Janmabhumi -- literally `birthplace of Rama'), and been demolished at the orders of the Mughal emperor Babur during the 16th century.
The terror warning in New Delhi coincided with a gathering of thousands of Hindu nationalists in the city to pressure the government into handing over land near the ruins of a 16th-century mosque for a building a temple dedicated to Hindu god Rama.
The Hindu fundamentalists marching through the streets of Ahmedabad, the state's biggest city and its commercial capital, shouted slogans in praise of the Hindu warrior god Rama and vowed to build a temple for him at the site of a destroyed mosque in the northern Indian holy town Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh State.
Hindu nationalists travel by train across Gujarat to and from a religious site in Ayodhya, in northern India, where the World Hindu Council vows to build a temple to the Hindu god Rama on the ruins of the 16th century Muslim mosque.
Some Hindus claim the mosque was built centuries ago on the ruins of a Hindu temple that marked the birthplace of their supreme god Rama.