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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

incarnation of Vishnu, from Sanskrit Ramah, literally "lovely," from stem of ramate "stands still, rests, is pleased."

Rama (disambiguation)

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Rama (Kings of Thailand)

The kings in the current Chakri dynasty of Thailand are often referred to as Rama followed by Roman ordinal in English translation. The name Rama was adopted from the name of the Hindu god Rama, an avatar of Vishnu.

The use of the name "Rama 'n'th" is in line with Thai practice of giving numbers to the king in the current dynasty. However, the translation was not exact and can give rise to some confusion as to whether this was actually the name adopted by the king on coronation.

Rama (video game)

Rama is a first-person adventure game developed and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1996. The game is based on Arthur C. Clarke's books Rendezvous with Rama and Rama II and supports both MS-DOS and Windows. In 1998 a PlayStation version was released in Japan.

It is the second Rama game to be produced. Earlier, Rendezvous with Rama a text adventure was released in 1984 by Telarium.

Rama (comics)

Rama is a fictional character based on Hindu Avatar Rama published by DC Comics, and a potential love interest of Wonder Woman. He first appears in Wonder Woman #148 series 2, (September 1999), and was created by Eric Luke and Yanick Paquette.

Rama (Gaul)

Rama or Rame was an ancient town in Gallia Narbonensis, which the Itineraries fix on the road between Ebrodunum (modern Embrun) and Brigantium (modern Briançon). D'Anville says that there is a place called Rame on this road near the Durance, on the same side as Embrun and Briançon, and at a point where a torrent named Biesse joins the Durance. The editors of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World place Rama near La Roche-de-Rame.


Rama (; Sanskrit: राम Rāma) or Ramachandra is the seventh avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu. He is the central figure of the Hindu epic Ramayana, which is the principal narration of the events connected to his incarnation on earth, his ideals and his greatness. Rama is one of the many popular deities in Hinduism, and especially of the various Vaishnava sects. Religious texts and scriptures based on his life have been a formative component in numerous cultures of South and Southeast Asia. Along with Krishna, Rama is considered to be one of the most important avatars of Vishnu. In a few Rama-centric sects, he is considered the Supreme Being, rather than an avatar.

Born as the eldest son of Kaushalya and Dasharatha, ruler of Ayodhya Kingdom(now in Uttar Pradesh), Rama is referred as ''Maryada Purushottama" within Hinduism, which literally means the Perfect Man or Lord of Self-Control or Lord of Virtue. His wife Sita is considered by Hindus to be an avatar of Lakshmi and the embodiment of a great woman.

Rama and his brothers Lakshman, Bharat, Shatrughna were the chaturvyuha expansions of Vishnu (Vasudev, Sankarshan, Pradyumna, Aniruddha). Rama's life and journey is one of adherence to dharma despite harsh tests and obstacles and many pains of life and time. For the sake of his father's honour, Rama abandons his claim to Ayodhaya's throne to serve an exile of fourteen years in the forest. His wife Sita and brother Lakshmana decide to join him, and all three spend the fourteen years in exile together. While in exile, Sita is kidnapped by Ravana, the king of Lanka. After a long and arduous search, Rama fights a colossal war against Ravana's armies. In a war of powerful and magical beings, greatly destructive weaponry and battles, Rama slays Ravana in battle and liberates his wife. Having completed his exile, Rama returns to be crowned king in Ayodhya and eventually becomes emperor, rules with happiness, peace, duty, prosperity and justice—a period known as Rama Rajya.

The legend of Rama is deeply influential and popular in the societies of the Indian subcontinent and across South East Asia. Rama is revered for his unending compassion, courage and devotion to religious values and duty. As per lord Hanuman lord Rama is Supreme Being and every issue can be solved by mere chanting of lord Rama name. Even with the chanting of lord Rama name 10 millions time moksh can be achieved

Rama (Neretva)

Rama is a river in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a right tributary of Neretva.

Category:Rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Category:Neretva basin

Rama (food)

Rama (also called Blue Band) is a Unilever brand of margarines, cheese spread and vegetable fat spreads. It is widely available in Germany, where it has been sold since 1924. It is one of Unilever's 14 brands with annual sales of over 1 billion euros.

Rama (actress)

Rama is an Indian film actress who has appeared in the Tamil film industry. Her sister is famous tv serial actress vizhuthugal Latha

Usage examples of "rama".

Yet the dream I just had, of Amba and Rama and Yaksha, of the beginning, is the one I find the most painful.

Rama had heard countless tales of Asura atrocities before, nightmare tales from the Last Asura War, which he knew still haunted his father, the maharaja, on moonless awamas nights such as this onefor awamas was the night when evil flourishedbut never had he heard of or envisioned such atrocities taking place within the walls of his home city, mighty Ayodhya herself.

Rama saw a group of Nagas converge, hissing, on an unarmed brahmin mother and her two shaven-headed sons.

Rama and Lakshman found themselves transformed into the spitting likeness of two shaven-pated chotti-sprouting brahmin acolytes, while Vishwamitra had become a paunchy, jolly-looking, red-faced pundit dressed in ritual saffron.

Rama enjoyed watching the brahmacharya novice relish the sour juice with the satisfaction of a palace brahmin finishing his tenth glass of bhaang at a Holi feast.

To this later period of Brahminism belongs also the alteration of the old epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, by which the heroes Rama and Krishna are represented as avatars, that is incarnations or human impersonations, of Vishnu.

Rama scanned the sky and saw hundreds, perhaps thousands of the flying creatures flocking to the carnage, calling to each other exultantly in their protohuman speech.

Rama and Lakshman had sat in the shade of these very trees, eating their fill of the chewy, gumlike fruit, carrying the rest back to Susama-daiimaa, who cooked a delicious sweet-sour phanas curry in the Marathi style.

Dasamuka attacks him and forces him to fight, Kala Marica then transforms himself into a Golden Deer to lure Rama and Lesmana away from Sinta so that Dasamuka can kidnap Sinta.

King Rama Khamhaeng of Muong Thai is already proposing just such an arrangement, as alternative to our demanding his unconditional surrender.

The Hindu mystic Ramakrishna used to speak of himself as the same soul that had been born previously as Rama, Krishna, Buddha and Jesus.

Rama and Lakshmana were in the fore, marching in step with the Saivites, and they joined in their cheerful working chant.

Rama noticed fresh scratches scored along the backs of more than one elephant, blood welling up in some of the cuts.

Endeavour had squirted Rama with one of her jets from a safe thousand kilometres away.

Mercer knew that it formed a complete circle and that if he walked along it for five kilometres he would come right back to his starting point, having circumnavigated Rama.