Ram Darbar

divya-mantra-ram-darbarAn idol of the Ram Darbar shows Lord Ram, the seventh avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu, with his consort Sita, another avatar of Goddess Laxmi, and younger brother Lakshman. This statue is made of brass metal using sand casting technique. In the Hindu mythologies, Lord Ram is pictured as the ideal man and the perfect human. For the sake of his father’s honour, Rama had to abandon his claim to Kosala’s throne to serve an exile of fourteen years in the forest. His wife Sita and brother Lakshman.

According to Hindu mythologies, Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman are of great importance. Speacially in the holy book of Ramayana, where Lord Ram faces a fierce group of demons to win back his wife Sita, and he was all the way accompanied by his younger brother Lakshman.

If we go strictly by the Hindu mythologies, then we would come to the fact that Lord Ram possessed qualities which include the likes of humble, soft nature, forgiving and caring. He has been an example of a perfect man, who would go up to do anything to get his wife back to him. He was a son, who could spend 14 long years in exile just because his father had asked him to. He was a caring brother who cared more about his brother Lakshman than himself.

Lakshman is the ultimate example of selflessness. Lakshman had followed his brother to the exile when he was not asked to. He did all that he could to save his respected sister-in-law and yet again, he was never for a single time disrespectful towards his brother.

Sita resembles the example of purity and unconditional love. Although she had been maltreated by the demon king Ravana, she never did allow him to mallice her sovernity in any possible way. Her Lakshmi avatar is a symbol of richness and harmony. The ultimate queen to the land of riches, Lakshmi not only represents monetary benefits, but also food and other consumable things.

Thus, an idol of Ram Darbar is contemplation on the a variety of divine qualities of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita, which purifies the mind of man and renders it pious.

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