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


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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