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Why Lord Ram is called MARYADA PURUSHOTTAM ??

Asked by saumen ganguli, 04 May '09 02:20 pm
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Dear Saumenji, Many thanx for inviting me to answer but I lack in religious knowledge some how. To tell you frankly, I wouldnt knw. Kindly excuse me. Regards and take care. Cyrus
Answered by cyrus irani, 04 May '09 03:54 pm

 
  
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Sri rama is fondly called maryada purushottam in the northern parts of india. south indians too rever him as a dharma swaroopa. in fact if dharma is given a form then it looks like sri rama. what is this dharma. all the dharmas (yuga dharma, desa dharma-i.e santhana including the truth ( satya) is generally referred to as dharma. i.e truth ( god and all the basic premises of santhana dharma viz:belief in god, belief in soul, faith in the karma siddantha, belief in re-birth, faith in the vedas,vedantas,upanishads,brahma-vaakyas and hence the ithihaasaas and puranas are considered as truth.) now yuga dharma might change. for eg. in that yuga the eldest son automatically becomes the next emporer and his brothers become his vassals. now sri rama is called dharma incarnate because he established dharma by annihilating the forces which disturbed people following the dharma and by following the yuga dharma himself and giving utmost importance to satya. he was thus a satya-dharma swaroopa. no ...more
Answered by Haalayudha Dattuni, 04 May '09 09:41 pm

 
  
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"Maryada Purushottam" denotes ideal in behaviour and actions.
1. Guha is sucha lowly man-but Sri Ram embraced him.
2. Vibhesan when surrendered accepted without any conditions. If I was in Ram's place , I would have put many spies to supervise Vibhesan.
3. When Ravana stood on the battle ground, SriRam asked him to go , prepare himself & come the next day.
4. Accepted HIS father's orders & implicitly obeyed.
5. The only shatriya to be respected by Parasuram.
6. Though in principle it was agaist HIS wish, killed Vali & hoisted Sukreeva on the throne, since HE has given committment.
7. If happened to me I would have been happy to put Bharat in trouble- but SriRam gave a detailed account how to run the kingdom.
8. Personally did last rites to Garud, though only a bird.
9. Value given to Vanara sena in general, Hanumaanji in particular. ...more
Answered by MajorVLoganathan, 04 May '09 03:59 pm

 
  
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Maryada means limitations. Lord Ram was also a avtaar of lord vishu. If u should go through the all avtaars every one has tried to show his miracle of being god either its is vamanavtar, narsimhavtar, varahvtar, krishnavtar etc etc...avtaar has shown his miracle in his life of humanbeing........as per example lord krishna has shown his miracle in kurushetra...he shown his real god image to arjuna. But ram has never shown his image of god nor he shown any miracle in his avtar. He simply kept himself in maryada of humanbeing. Kabhi bhagwan ki shakti, swaroop ko show nahi kiya...even wo chahte to ocean ko paar kar sakte the lekin varnar sena aur ocean god ke support se paar kiya...sita ka pata wo khud laga sakte the lekin hanumaan ka support liya....sita haran ke samay maarich ki maya ko wo jante the lekin ek manushya ki tarah anjaan rahey.....ravan ke naval mein amrit ko wo bhi jaante they lekin vibhishan ka support liya. Lord rama never shown his power of god in his avtaar. Thats why he ...more
Answered by RK PANDEY, 04 May '09 03:56 pm

 
  
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I dont subcribe to that view !
He is infact a "Parajitha purushan" [failed man] rather than a "Maryatha purushan" [ideal man]. I can explain why it is so, which i have done many times in this forum, earning the wrath of blind Ram devotees here. Sri Ram is a wrong out dated Idol for modern India, holding us back !
Answered by Shunmugham, 04 May '09 04:54 pm

 
  
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Why is Shri Rama called a Maryada Purushottam?

He personifies the highest of Human Values, never deviating from the virtuous path in thought, or action, even in the direst of circumstances. His renouncing of the mighty throne of Ayodhya to keep the word of his father, his infinite love for his brothers and the unflagging love and respect for Kaikeyee, the mother who banished him to the jungles, establish the paramount of love, truth and sincerity over the greatest possible worldly acquisitions. The entire cosmos is sustained by dharma (i.e., prescribed discipline or maryada). Having epitomized the highest discipline expected of Humans, he is called Maryada Purushottam (i.e., the Finest Specimen of a disciplined Human Being).

Courtacy:-www.ayodhya.com/
Answered by anantharaman, 04 May '09 09:31 pm

 
  
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For his sacrifice and superhuman virtues .
Answered by mahesh chandra, 04 May '09 02:26 pm

 
  
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Lord Rama is one of the 10 avatars, incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He saves his devotees at any cost. In the words of Swami Vivekananda, he is "the embodiment of truth, of morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, and above all, the ideal king". Shri Ramchandra is often cited as an epitome of Dharmic behaviour.
He personifies the highest of human values, never deviating from the virtuous path in thought, or action, even in the direst of circumstances. He sacrificed the royal throne for the sake of his step-mother and brother Bharat, accepting Vanvas to save his fathers promise. He valued public opinion when it was time to test Sita matas purity, though he loved her so much and never doubted her loyality and purity. That itself shows his quality as a King and a noble human being (but as a husband there is controversy in accepting his this deed as right)
He exemplified model behaviour and conduct and that is why he is called Maryada Purushottam (perfect man). Maryada meaning the intrins ...more
Answered by Muktha Radhakrishnan, 04 May '09 04:25 pm

 
  
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"The presence of Ram is entrenched deeply in the minds of a vast majority of people of all faiths around the world and especially in the minds of the Muslims of Indonesia where Ramlilas are performed and witnessed with more enthusiasm than even in India. Ram is ideal, Maryada Purushottam to all irrespective of cast, creed or faith."--- FIROZ BAKHT AHMED (a commentator on social, educational and religious issues and the grandnephew of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad). What more answer you want.
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 04 May '09 04:21 pm

 
  
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It starts with Ramas birth, in which Kausalya & Kaikeyi with Sumithra shared Payasam Kausalya & Kaikeyi gives equally half of what they got to Sumithra (& hence she gave birth to Lakshman & Shathrugna)

Accepting to go with his guru, Vishwamithra to fight with the Demons (Acharya Devo Bhava)

Accepting what his father, Dasaratha and goes to forest, there by giving way to his younger brother to get the throne (Mathru Devo Bhava & Pithru Devo Bhava) rejecting the people of Ayodhya or Bharaths request to take the throne. (Stick to words), though Lakshman accompanies him, he pacifies Bharath & Shathrugn to stay with his parents, so that they will not miss them.

Accepting and adhering to the Dharma even when he came to know about his fathers death (Stories says Sita conducts the rituals in Ramas absence before the end of the day)

He remains Monogomy, rejecting others (Eka patni vratha dhara)
Ready to accept the friendship of Hanuman & Sugreev and kills Vali (to uphold the JUSTIC ...more
Answered by mukund, 04 May '09 04:21 pm

 
  
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