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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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The irony is that it was the BJP that led the campaign to demolish the 15 th century Babri mosque in 1992, to "avenge the insults" by the Mughal emperor, Babur, who allegedly built it on the very spot that the Hindu god Rama was born.
For instance, the script called for a riot scene between Hindus and Muslims in which the attackers would be recognizable as Hindus wearing T-shirts of God Rama. But Tandan pointed out to Boyle that no one would carry religious icons when they were intent on violence.
NEW DELHI: Thousands of religious activists rallied to oppose government plans for a $550 million (BD208m) shipping channel off India's south coast that would cut through reefs associated with the Hindu god Rama.
Thousands of religious activists rallied to oppose government plans for a pounds 275 million shipping channel off India's south coast that would cut through reefs associated with the Hindu god Rama.
The blast tore a massive hole in the iron railings surrounding the shrine, allowing the attackers to get within 50 yards of the temple's inner sanctum before security personnel gunned them down' They even threw a hand grenade toward the idol of god Rama, but it didn't explode,' said Manvendra Singh.
And 3,500 children aged between seven and 12 were married during Ramnavmi, when Hindus believe the god Rama blesses the sanctity of marriage.
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.
He had many, many adventures as he served his master, the god Rama (shown with Hanuman).
The occasion marks God Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana.
Sita, the consort of the Hindu god Rama, lives in exile in the Dandaka forest.
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.