Rama


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Ra·ma

 (rä′mə)
n. Hinduism
A deified hero worshiped as an incarnation of Vishnu.

Rama

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

Ra•ma

(ˈrɑ mə)

n.
any of three avatars of Vishnu, esp. Ramachandra.

-rama

var. of -orama: Cinerama; telerama.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Mowgli went through the village street in the dawn, sitting on the back of Rama, the great herd bull.
Once started, there was no chance of stopping, and before they were fairly in the bed of the ravine Rama winded Shere Khan and bellowed.
Mowgli heard an answering bellow from the foot of the ravine, saw Shere Khan turn (the tiger knew if the worst came to the worst it was better to meet the bulls than the cows with their calves), and then Rama tripped, stumbled, and went on again over something soft, and, with the bulls at his heels, crashed full into the other herd, while the weaker buffaloes were lifted clean off their feet by the shock of the meeting.
Akela and Gray Brother ran to and fro nipping the buffaloes' legs, and though the herd wheeled once to charge up the ravine again, Mowgli managed to turn Rama, and the others followed him to the wallows.
Himself, his wife, Pittrino, and two cooks, immediately laid hands upon all the inhabitants of the dove-cote, the poultry-yard, and the rabbit-hutches; so that as many lamentations and cries resounded in the yards of the hostelry of the Medici as were formerly heard in Rama.
How much does this custom among the Indian woman of repairing to the hilltops in the night, and pouring forth their wailings for the dead, call to mind the beautiful and affecting passage of Scripture, "In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
The Dubai delegation visited Hyderabad on an invitation of Rama Rao, which was extended during his visit to the UAE last month.
Rama Singh said he would select one high school in each of the 11 blocks of his constituency, which would get ` 10,000 every month to facilitate proper education to poor children enrolled there.
Tan was originally hired by Rama, and worked with him for thirteen years, establishing a long friendship.
Despite the difficulties, I am confident that we have opened a new page in the relations with Serbia," Rama said on a visit to the ethnicAlbanian town of Presevo in southern Serbia.
He described how five-year-old Rama was admitted to Prince Faisal bin Bandar Oncology Center and her subsequent treatment in the United States for 13 months.
With well-defined roles in her team and proven processes, Rama Mehra has built a top reputation and a 93% referral rate.