Rama


Ra·ma

noun \ˈrä-mə\

Definition of RAMA

:  a deity or deified hero of later Hinduism worshipped as an avatar of Vishnu

Origin of RAMA

Sanskrit Rāma
First Known Use: 1819

Rhymes with RAMA

Rama

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Major Hindu deity. The name became associated with Ramacandra, the seventh incarnation of Vishnu, whose story is told in the Ramayana. Conceived as a model of reason, virtue, and right action, Rama was one of the chief objects of the bhakti cults. He is often depicted as a standing figure, holding an arrow in his right hand and a bow in his left. In temples his image is attended by the figures of his wife, Sita, his half brother, Laksmana, and the monkey general, Hanuman.

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