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Now the above conversation simply highlights how seriously wrong Bali was, when he forcibly kept his younger brother’s wife. Shri Ram knew that he had broken the Maryada of his time by interfering decisively in a man to man combat. But he had promised to Bharat, when they met in Chitrakoot, that he would do everything to establish Bhaarat, a land where there would be no exploitation of mankind by mankind. He was on a nation building mission, and only that was his priority. Sugrive and the entire Vaanars gained immensely, in terms of goodwill, by helping Shri Ram, in his fight against Ravan. Shri Ram was able to bring them in the mainstream... subsequently after his victory over Ravan.
We must remember that for God there is never any Maryada, but a person is bound by traditions, customs and rituals. Maryada is a component of history and once we start judging a person on the bases of Maryadas of that period, we are doing this after we have accepted him as a historical figure of that time. In the case of Shri Ram this confusion must be cleared once and for ever. Some people believe that he was a historical figure, some feel otherwise. This article has been written with full belief and faith that he was a historical figure.
A person who follows the Maryadas of his time is called Maryada Purush. But a person, who goes beyond that, i.e. a person who not only follows Maryada, but is even willing to break them for the sake of larger cause such as humanity and nation is called MARYADAPURUSHOTTAM. Shri Ram is justly called MARYADAPURUSHOTTAM RAM.