Penguin Companion to the Ramayana

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Title:Penguin Companion to the Ramayana

ISBN:0143100467

Author:Anonymous

Editor:Debjani Banerjee

Publisher:Penguin Group

Publish Year:2008

Edition:

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Hinduism

Language:English

Pages:248

Size:125x194

Weight(gms):235

Price:USD 5.65

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  • Rama's life story is imbued with symbolism. According to Sheldon Pollock, the life of Rama as told in the Indian texts is a masterpiece that offers a framework to represent, conceptualize and comprehend the world and the nature of life. Like major epics and religious stories around the world, it has been of vital relevance because it "tells the culture what it is". Rama's life is more complex than the Western template for the battle between the good and the evil, where there is a clear distinction between immortal powerful gods or heroes and mortal struggling humans. In the Indian traditions, particularly Rama, the story is about a divine human, a mortal god, incorporating both into the exemplar who transcends both humans and gods.

    As a person, Rama personifies the characteristics of an ideal person (purushottama).He had within him all the desirable virtues that any individual would seek to aspire, and he fulfils all his moral obligations. Rama is considered a maryada purushottama or the best of upholders of Dharma

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