FACTS ABOUTRAMA:•Also known asRamchandra•7th avatar of vishnu.•Rama was born inSuryavansha•Rama is traditionallyconsidered to haveappeared in the lastquarter of TretaYuga.
Rama was born as the eldest son of Kausalyaand Dasharatha, king of Ayodhya.
Lord Rama was born on the ninth day ofthe month of Chitra, hence we celebratehis birthday as a Navami.
Rama had three brothers: Bharata (Bharat) born fromthe second wife Kaikeyi, Lakshmana (Lakshman) andShatrughana from the third wife Sumitra.
RamasLife and Journey
Rama was trained under SaintVishwamitra.
•Ram went to Mithila with Vishwamitr to KingJanak’s kingdom.•Svayamvaraa was organized by King Janak forhis daughter Sita.•Sita was an incarnation of Lakshmi, the consortof Lord Vishnu•In all the suitors, it was only Ram who couldbend the bow and even break it.
Rama gave up his rightful claim to the throne,and agreed to go into exile for fourteen years, tofulfill the vow that his father had given to Kaikeyi.
•Faithfull husband•Rama always followed his promise.•Excellent friend. (irrespective of theirstatus)•Even towards his enemies, Ramashowed great nobility and virtue.
Though ram was a dharmraj therewere some flaws in his character:•He killed vali the demon from the back.•He asked Sita to give the agniparikshatwice.