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n. Hinduism
A deified hero worshiped as an incarnation of Vishnu.


(Hinduism) (in Hindu mythology) any of Vishnu's three incarnations (the heroes Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra)
[from Sanskrit Rāma black, dark]


(ˈrɑ mə)

any of three avatars of Vishnu, esp. Ramachandra.


var. of -orama: Cinerama; telerama.
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Noun1.Rama - avatar of Vishnu whose name is synonymous with GodRama - avatar of Vishnu whose name is synonymous with God; any of three incarnations: Ramachandra or Parashurama or Balarama; "in Hindu folklore Rama is the epitome of chivalry and courage and obedience to sacred law"
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Adityanath has openly called for India to be enshrined as a 'Hindu Rashtra,' or Hindu nation, and supports the rebuilding of a temple to the Hindu god Ram, also known as Rama, on the site of a razed 16th-century mosque, a project that was halted after it incited bloody religious riots in the 1990s'.
The court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Ravinder Dhull regarding losses occurred during Haryana violence which evoked after sentencing of the self-proclaimed god Ram Rahim.
Among the pearls of wisdom imparted in the books, the first airplane was invented in India when Hindu god Ram flew from Sri Lanka to Ayodhya.
This the name given to the mud volcanoes found along the coast of Lasbela and Makran districts in southern Balochistan means Basin of the god Ram Chandra or perhaps the Moon.
Hindus believe that the mosque was built by the Moghul emperor Babur on the site of a temple marking the birthplace of the Hindu warrior god Ram.
She also criticized the BJP for raising the issue of building a temple to the Hindu god Ram in the northern town of Ayodhya once again.
In a religious society, Mahipal became the darling of the masses by playing the Hindu god Ram in mythological dramas such as "Sampoorna Ramayana" (The Complete Ramayana, 1961), "Ram Bharat milan" (Ram, Son of Dashrath, 1965), "Bajrang Bali" (1965), "Sati Savitri" (Pious Savitri, 1964) and "Tulsidas" (1954).
The way in which Hindutva has been able to exploit and promote the image of the god Ram is interesting in itself.
The lack of archaeological evidence calls into question Hindu nationalists' claims that the mosque in the town of Ayodhya stands on a sacred Hindu site marking the birthplace of the god Ram.