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Monday, June 1, 2015
The Divine of Ramchandra.
I use to get a lot of queries
while having a discussion about Ramayan with my friends and peers. The yearn
they display pleases me; it shows that our generation believes in our legendary
history, it’s just that they are not acquainted well.
Among those queries, most of them
are about Shri Ram. Whether he was the incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu as it is told,
if he actually was a God then why he needed others’ help in his various
endeavors. Why he had to kill Bali in hiding, after all he was ‘the God’, why
did he kill a ‘shudra’ ascetic and many more.
Let’s start with his divinity quotient; in Ramayan, there had been
plenty of instances where it is clearly stated as Bhagwan Vishnu incarnated as
Shri Ram in Ayodhya. Following are some
ØWhen Dashrath arranged the Putreshti-Yagya for a
child, the devtas gathered there and requested Brahmm Dev to find a solution to
free the world from Raavarn’s dread. As they were conversing, Bhagwan Vishnu appeared;
he consoled the devtas listening to their plight and vowed to root-out Raavarn
with his family. He declared to incarnate as Dashrath’s son and rule the Earth
for Eleven thousand years.
Here, it very much serves the purpose proving Ram was an incarnation
as he was Dashrath’s son and ruled for the above specified time.
ØWhen protecting Vishwamitra’s Yagya, he killed every
demon but Mareech and thrashed him towards south. Why he did so when there was
no need to spare him; it was his first step towards 'Mission Lanka' and Mareech
was the puppet.
ØWhile returning after the Ram-Sita vivah, when Parshuram confronted Shri Ram and
challenged him to launch the great Vaishnav-bow, the latter not only lifted the
bow but also took the Vaishnav-aura from Parshuram. Until now Parshuram was not ready to accept the Vaishnav-factor of Ram. Faded, Parshuram recognized
Bhagwan Vishnu in him and apologized as well as prayed to him.
ØWe know about Ahilya’s story, sage Gautam cursed
her to be in an invisible form for thousands of years, way before Ram’s birth. But
like other profound sages he knew about the prophecy that Bhagwan Vishnu will
incarnate as Shri Ram and so opened a way for Ahilya’s salvation and announced;
when Shri Ram will enter the hermitage, she would be free of the curse.
Looking at the above mentioned points, one can be doubt free of Ram’s
divinity, my future posts will have further illustrations that will be an add
on to this topic.