Yesterday was "Shri Ram Navami." I was unable to write about him due to my unavailability. Thus, I got late. Anyway, this is all about The Great Seventh incarnation of Bhagwan Narayan (Vishnu). Let's say Him : Happy Birthday to you.
Lord Ram is known as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Ram, the perfect avatar of the Supreme Protector Vishnu, has always been popular among the Hindu deities. Ram is the symbol of courtesy and virtue, a man of values and morals. Ramchandra is Maryada Purushottama, which means the perfect man. Lord Ram is considered to have taken birth on the earth to destroy the evil forces of the age.
Lord Ram, in the words of Swami Vivekananda, is "the embodiment of truth, of morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, and above all, the ideal king". Ram is widely accepted to be an actual historical figure - a "tribal hero of ancient India" - whose deeds form the great Hindu epic of Ramyana or The Romance of Ram, written by the ancient Sanskrit poet Valmiki. According to the Hindus belief, Ram lived in the Treta Yug. Although historians are of the conviction that Ram was not particularly deified until the 11th century AD. Tulsidas' wonderful version of the Sanskrit epic "Ramyana" into "Ramcharitmanas" greatly enhanced the popularity of Ram as a Hindu god and gave rise to various devotional groups.
Virtues of Ram
Shri Ram was a paragon of virtues. Ram was not only kind and affectionate but generous and considerate of feelings for all around him. Lord Ram had a marvelous physique and captivating manners. Shri Ram had a magnanimous personality. He was extremely noble, generous, chivalrous and fearless. He was very simple and absolutely free from flamboyance.
Lord Ram is considered as a son unequalled in the world, and resembled Dasaratha in each and every aspect of good qualities. He never spoke a lie throughout his life. He always offered respect to the scholars and the elders, people loved him and he adored the people. His body was transcendental and outstanding. He was eloquent, attractive and adjustable to circumstances. He knew the heart of each and every human being on the earth (being omniscient). He had all the conceivable qualities of a king's son and was dear to the people as their own hearts.