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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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Instead, Rama said he will follow the order from the President and give way to Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, who has been appointed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government as acting mayor.
Maricha (Mareecha), Ravana's uncle, disguises himself as a golden deer, which Sita begs Rama to pursue.
El nervio sinuvertebral suple la inervacion del ligamento longitudinal posterior (dos capas superficiales por la rama ascendente y la capa mas profunda por la rama descendente); la parte posterior del anillo del disco intervertebral, la parte ventral de la duramadre; el tejido epidural, el cuerpo vertebral (por ramas que entran al hueso con las venas basivertebrales) y el plexo vertebral interno.
Lord Rama figurines will be richly adorned and special prayers will be offered to the Lord.
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In northern India especially, an event that draws participation is the Ramnavmi procession on a colourfully decorated chariot in which four people are dressed up as Rama, his brother Laxman, his queen Sita and his disciple Hanumanji.
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Clearly frustrated over the failure of the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) in meeting the aspirations of its supporters, the VHP will travel along with the rath of Lord Rama from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to Janakpur in Nepal.
On the eve of crown prince Rama's coronation, she asked that her own son, Bharat, be coronated, and that Rama be sent to the forests for 14 years.
In Hindu mythology, Rama built the bridge with the aid of the monkey god Hanuman and his army, and used it to go to Sri Lanka and battle the demon king Ravana who abducted Rama's wife Sita.