Hindu Religion is so rich in cultural events and traditions that exploring and research on it might take a whole lifetime. It is filled with Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, Epics and other recordings by rishis and sages in different ages and yugas. One such important Epic is Ramayana. It was written by Sage Valmiki which records the Leela of Lord Rama.
Ramayana became so popular that it was translated by several Rishis in different periods and languages. Tulsidas is another very popular sage who wrote Ramayana and which is still loved by millions of Bhakta of Shri Rama. It is still very popular with people from all around the world.
“Hare Rama Hare Krishna” is the maha-mantra which is very popular in this era of 21st Century. This maha mantra became immensely popular with people and those who read or listen to Ramayana chant this maha-mantra with full devotion.
Lord Rama is one of the main deities in Hindu Religion and the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is also referred as Maryada Puroshotam. He is so full of virtues that understanding his traits and virtues one is transformed into a pious human being. He is the main protagonist of the epic Ramayana. Here, it becomes important to all the devotees of Lord to know when was Lord Ram Born. He is the eldest son of Dasharatha, who was king of Ayodhya. Dasharatha had four sons in all namely Ram, Bharat, Laxman, and Shatraguna.
Rama was married to Sita, who herself is an incarnation of Maa Lakshmi. Hanuman is portrayed as being Bhakta of Shri Rama. The epic mainly portrays the killing of Demon Ravana by Rama. Ravana was king of Lanka who abducted Sita when Rama, Laxman and Sita were in 14 years exile from Ayodhya. The whole Epic is so interesting that its importance is still in the hearts of every Hindus and who so ever reads this beautiful Epic of Ramayana.
His life is an example of adherence to truth and dharma despite obstacles, pain and difficulties. He is an idealistic individual in every dimension of life. For thousands of devotees all over the world, He is the King of Kings, the Savior, and the Almighty, the one who is ever ready to help his devotees and nurture good values in them.
The Rule of Ram is better known as Ram Rajya the rule when everyone is happy, healthy and wealthy. The legend of Rama is immensely popular in the Indian Sub-Continent and South East Asian Region. He is an embodiment of courage, compassion, and devotion.
When Was Lord Ram Born?
Although Ramayana has got the status of being a legend, the Ram Bhaktas want to know when was Lord Rama Born. The research shows two dates. I will put forward both the dates before you. However, the calculation itself of the age of Lord Ram is mainly determined by the inscription given in the Ramayana written by Sage Valmiki. One is confirmed that there are various Ramayana by different authors from time to time each having its own interpretation of the mool legend. It is nicely compiled in the Wikipedia under the section literary sources.
According to Valmiki Ramayana, Rama was born in Ayodhya, India on the 9th day of the Chaitra Lunar Month when Moon and Jupiter were rising in the east in Cancer Sign and 4 other planets namely Sun, Mars, Saturn, and Venus were exalted in their exaltation signs. After doing all the calculations, it is proposed that Lord Ram was born 1.2 million years ago, in the Treta Yuga, an age which lasted for 1,296,000 years. However, the composition of Ramayana in its current form is usually dated to 7th – 4th century BCE.
As according to another calculation, source: SerVeda when all the data is entered into the ‘Planetarium Gold’ software the results show that Rama was born in the noon time in the 10th of January in the year 5114 BC. The software also shows up the birthday of Lord Rama happened to be on the 9th day of the Shukla Paksha, time around 12 to 1 noon in the month of Chaitra. This is exactly the time and date when Ramnavmi is celebrated all over India till date.
So we see that actually there is a conflict as far as the Age of Lord Rama is confirmed. If we assume Lord Rama as a historical figure, then the time and date of his birth is very important. However, the Bhaktas of Lord Rama rejoices in the very presence of Lord Rama blessings which are always there for his bhaktas. Ramayana still is the source of Rama blessings towards his bhaktas.
From our side, we do believe that there should be more research and a common date of birth should be found for Lord Rama that should be agreed by one and all. However, till then one should rejoice in the name of Lord Rama, who is an avatar of Vishnu, who took birth to free us from the evil forces and establish the pious rule of Ram Rajya.
!! Shree Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram !!