Rama Essays

  • Ramayana: Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa

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    One of the most striking relationships throughout the entire Rāmāyaṇa is that between India's epic hero Rāma and his half-brother Lakṣmaṇa. What is interesting about this affair is Lakṣmaṇa's pure fidelity toward his brother and all his goals. While Rāma is the king on leave throughout most of the Hindu epic, Lakṣmaṇa acts more or less as his royal servant and bodyguard of his most prized possession, that being Rāma's wife, Sītā. Interestingly enough, Lakṣmaṇa is very much an intelligent being

  • Rama as an Empire Builder

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    Rama as an Empire Builder The story of the Ramayana reminds me much of the hard times that USA is in today. I see many similarities between Rama and the USA. Rama is a warrior against evil, and so the United States are claiming. He creates a strong army, which fights by his side until the end. He has allies that contains people such as Sugreeva whom he helped to retain his kingdom from his evil brother. So Sugreeva felt a strong feeling of loyalty towards Rama and it made him fight to the end

  • The Roles of Rama in The Ramayana

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    religions’ gods Vishnu who is reincarnated as Prince Rama, son of Dasaratha. The reason that Rama is considered to be such a great religious, ethical and moral example is that he shows throughout the work that he is an individual of upstanding moral and ethical character. Rama’s role changes from one of unquestioning servility, to student, to pardoner, to enforcer, and finally to being a just ruler as he interacts with other key figures throughout the work. Rama shows unquestioning servility towards his parents;

  • Rama: The God Among Men

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    From a young age it was known that Rama was a special human being. This was apparent to Viswamithra who saw something special in Rama and eventually became his spiritual guide. In Ramayana, Rama’s quest to fulfill his Dharma is an ongoing process that is continually changing. Even though being ‘perfect’ is subjective based each persons views, in my eyes Rama captures all the traits that exemplify a perfect man. Many of Rama’s qualities and philosophies come from his initial quest with Viswamithra

  • Krishna and Rama as exemplars of Dharma

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    and hereafter by means of appropriate actions” (Khan, Benjamin. The Concept of Dharma in Valmiki). Rama and Krishna have been set as perfect exemplars of Dharma in the texts of Ramayana and Mahabharata, respectively. They are considered to be the reincarnations of God Vishnu, a Supreme Being, and supposedly lived their lives according to the Dharmic (or right) way of life. However, the stories of Rama and Krishna in the texts include some of their actions, which are questionable in terms of Dharma

  • Love And Love In The Ramayan Rama And Sitna

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    different pieces of literature that portray this claim profoundly, but one of the best demonstrations lies within the covers of an epic poem that is of grave importance to the Hindu people. The Ramayana illustrates thoroughly that husband and wife, Rama and Sita, will stay true and committed to each other through any hard time that the couple may experience. Through

  • Rendezvous With Rama

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    the boundaries of the personal prison called the atmosphere. Because of this, many are quick to assume that we are the only lifeforms that fill this empty void of space and that Earth is the only one of its kind. In Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous With Rama, however, the year 2130 proves to be the turning point of the future. No longer can humans be naive and insecure about the existence of extraterrestrial life. With this immense discovery, a few select men and women are chosen to lead an expedition

  • Gender Roles In Ramayana

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    In a world where most women in life and literature are objectified and powerless, Sita, the wife of Rama in the Indian epic, Ramayana, proves to be a woman who exercises control over her own destiny. By rejecting physical limitations placed upon ordinary women, speaking her mind, and proving herself to be a capable, independent mother, Princess Sita breaks free from the confines of many traditional Indian female stereotypes. Early on in the epic, Sita challenges the stereotypical expectation

  • Monomyths within Ancient Societies

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    Have you ever wondered what the seemingly different societies of the Anglo-Saxons, ancient Greeks, and ancient Indians have in common? All three of these societies wrote epics that use the concept of a monomyth in the various stages through their stories. According to the American mythologist Joseph Campbell “The standard path of the mythological of the hero is a magnification of the formula represented in the rights of passage…” (Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth) is a monomyth. Different parts of a monomyth

  • Ramayana Gender Roles

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    In the Ramayana, Sita’s role is being the ideal submissive wife to Rama. Her obligations include worshipping her husband because above all else—he is a God and the highest importance in her life. Betraying the faith and loyalty of her husband would be failing her dharma— which in Hinduism means duty. Even when Rama must leave the kingdom because his step mother Kaikeyi banishes him, he clarifies with Sita that she does not have to join him

  • Ramayana Reflection

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    On the page 4 of the Ramayana Reloaded 02 (2007), Rama says, “even if I wished to return, Armaragh is closed for me for the next 13 years” and I found that this character of Rama was depicted in a way that is very typical to the Ramayana. With reference to the Ramayana Reloaded 02 (2007) page 12, 13 and 14, I understood that the comic is trying to articulate that

  • Ramayana Analysis

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    most idealized character in the Ramayana. She is tolerant and forgiving to her husband’s orders yet at the same time does not compromise her individualism in his actions an instance would be when Lakshman decided to stay with Sita than to search for Rama, who was on the hunt for the golden deer, Sita persuades him by accusing him. When she found any harm to her self-esteem she decided to rather sink into her mother than to accept her husband's humiliation again. And so one character that is normally

  • The Ramayana by Valmiki

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    verses, divided into seven books. The books are called kanda (Mack 576). Every Indian person knows the story of Ramayana. The story is read to all young children in India. Children are told the ancient tale in Sanskrit and boys are told to act like Rama and girls are told to act like Sita (Nair). The Ramayana and the Mahabharata are regarded as the cornerstone of the classic Hindu religion we know today. These two ancient Sanskrit texts together compromise all Hinduism beliefs and teachings. The

  • Analysis Of Valmiki's Ramayana

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    understanding that the many are the same. Valmiki’s Ramayana, one of Hinduism’s two great epics, holds great value in Hindu literature, religion, and society. Vishnu’s avatar, Rama, is sent down to defeat the demon king of Lanka, Ravana, who has received a boon which allows him to be invisible to all beings except humans. Rama, being a human avatar, is able to see and slay the demon, who has become a “cruel, proud and invincible tyrant” (Bose Summary, 100). In these series of events, he upholds his

  • Characters in The Odyssey and Ramayana

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    between the main characters and the religion, as well as the main character and their familial ties. In The Odyssey, there is Athena and Odysseus while in Ramayana, there is Rama and Sita. Both Athena and Sita represent the idealistic woman which base their actions and thoughts off of their emotions. Whereas Odysseus and Rama, their characters’ roles represent the ideal status of a male figure in the authors’ society and the man’s role between religion and the family. Athena’s role in The Odyssey

  • Indian Literature Essay

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    diversity of India, the Ramayana has been rendered differently in each region, taking on different meanings and emphasizing different scenes and characteristics of the epic. For example, many in South India worship the monkey-person Hanuman, who aided Rama on his time in the forest and his journey to vanquish th... ... middle of paper ... ...n that both of these epics have placed great importance on dharma. In conclusion, these two poems are epical in their themes and spirit, but they are not like

  • Cultural Heroes

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    ancient Indian myth and a basis of Hindu tradition. It tells the story of Rama, the kidnapping of his wife Sita, her rescue, and his ascent to the throne. While Rama is a prince, he is only half-divine, although his superhuman ability is cemented early in his life. Before the age of twelve, he rises above his brothers’ accomplishments and so he is required to defeat a group of titans attempting to ruin a holy sacrifice. Rama serves as an archetype for the ideal roles in families and society. He accepts

  • Sita Sings The Blues Essay

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    When Rama is sent away we see how this affects Shiva. Shiva is heartbroken and wants to be with her husband. He tells her that it is a task that he must do alone because it will be very dangerous. He then leaves with no argument. This compares to the modern-day

  • The Importance Of Sugriva In The Ramayana

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    supporters believe him to be. Sugriva and Rama form a close bond as soon as they meet, each pledging eternal friendship and aid to the other. However, whereas Rama is willing to risk his karma for his friend by killing Sugriva’s brother Vali, Sugriva fails to honor his oath to search for Sita when he becomes king. Instead, “Sugriva [is] mired in an orgy of indulgence” (4.11.254)

  • Festivals and Holidays of India

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    There are many holidays and festivals in India. In my report I will explain what the holidays of Holi, Diwali, Dussera, and Basanto commemorate. I will give details about their dates and customs. ****************************** Holi: The Fire Festival The Hindu Fire Festival, called Holi or Basaat is celebrated in India on the fifteenth day of the Light Half of the Moon, in the Hindu month of Phalguna (March). Holi is a spring festival for Hindus. It is celebrated before the monsoon, the great rainstorms