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n. Hinduism
A deified hero worshiped as an incarnation of Vishnu.
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(Hinduism) (in Hindu mythology) any of Vishnu's three incarnations (the heroes Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra)
[from Sanskrit Rāma black, dark]
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(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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Other BJP leaders including Adduri Sriram and party corporator Uttam Singh Bhandari also spoke at the event expressing their grief on the demise of the senior party leader.
Meanwhile, reports from Kerala on Sunday morning said the Indian Administrative Service officer Sriram Venkitaraman who was reportedly driving the car in an inebriated state was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.
Aayam Verma's unbeaten 53 and Sriram V (25) helped Vikings reach 129 for 5 in 25 overs but that was not enough after Darshan Pagarani (33) and Sami Khan (27) gave Samurai a head start and Colin Alphonso (18 not out), Sahib Abichandani (12) and Atharva Ghorpade (12 not out) took the match to its conclusion in 23.4 overs.
Sreedevi Priya Sriram (founder of Sri Lasya Priya School of Bharatanatyam, Alwarpet, Chennai) has been instrumental in moulding this young 10-year-old Kaavya into a fine dancer.
Rishi Sriram is an eighth grade student of Perry Middle School.
Eala, the top seed in the ITF Grade 5 meet, defeated American Arjun Sriram, 6-3, 6-4, while Tria beat countryman Loucas Julian Fernandez, 6-0, 6-4.
India-based IDBI Bank's MD, B Sriram, is expected to receive an extension to his term after the firm is acquired by Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
Karachi -- Sriram Somayajula, an Indian computer analyst who till recently worked with the Sri Lankan team believes that the performance of the players will be better.
Top seed in the veterans singles, KK Girish advanced to the semifinals after downing PS Sriram 8-0 in the quarterfinals.
Madhuri married Dr Sriram Madhav Nene in 1999, and relocated to the US where she lived for a decade with her husband and two sons, before returning to Bollywood in 2001.
Sriram. Together they took a look at (http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/24922-doctors-write-fewer-prescriptions-after-sunshine-laws-reveal-drug-company-payments) how public policy can shape the pharmaceutical industry.
They played points standing across the net with different partners -- Sriram Balaji and Ramkumar Ramanathan.