Vishnu’s Rama Avatar & Ramayana Summary

Vishnu’s Rama Avatar & Ramayana Summary

Possibly one of the best known Hindu deities, it is difficult to summarise the role of Rama and the epic Ramayana in just one article, but I will do my best! So here is my Ramayana summary!


The Story of the Ramayana

The story of the Ramayana starts in the heavens. Mother Earth, Bhumidevi, was fearful of the evil rulers who were plundering the planet, including Raavan, ruler of Lanka. She appealed to Brahma the creator for help. Raavan, through deep penance had been granted several boons and had grown incredibly powerful.

Brahma, Bhumidevi and the other devas appealed to Vishnu the preserver for their help. He promised to incarnate on earth as a man and kill Raavan. Vishnu was born as Rama to King Dasharatha. His companion, Shesha or Shesh Naag took birth as Lakshman. His consort Laxmi, took the form of Sita.

That lays the foundation for this epic story, so let us begin.

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