Lord Rama 108 Names | Shri Ram Namavali Meaning

Lord Rama, the avatar of Supreme protector Vishnu, is favourite among Hindu deities. Rama is different in looks from lord Vishnu. He is a man with an arrow in his right hand and bow in his left and a quiver on his back. Lord Rama is known by 108 different names as he represents those. Here we present 108 lord Rama Namavali with their meaning.

Shri Ram Namavali Meaning
Shri Ram Namavali Meaning

The Many Names of Hinduism’s Most Ideal Avatar : Lord Rama

  1. Adipurusha: Primordial being
  2. Ahalyashapashamana: Remitter of Ahalya’s curse
  3. Anantaguna: Full of virtues
  4. Bhavarogasya Bheshaja: Reliever of all earthly ailments
  5. Brahmanya: Supreme Godhead
  6. Chitrakoot Samashraya: Creating Chitrakoot’s beauty in the Panchvati forest
  7. Dandakaranya Punyakrute: One who ennobled the Dandaka forest
  8. Danta: Image of serenity
  9. Dashagreeva Shirohara: Slayer of the ten-headed Ravana
  10. Dayasara: Embodiment of kindness
  11. Dhanurdhara: One with a bow in hand
  12. Dhanvine: Born of the Sun race
  13. Dheerodhata Gunothara: Kind hearted valiant
  14. Dooshanatrishirohantre: Slayer of Dooshanatrishira
  15. Hanumadakshita: Depends and trusts Hanuman to fulfil his task
  16. Harakodhandarama: Armed with the curved Kodhanda bow
  17. Hari: The omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent one
  18. Jagadguruve: Spiritual teacher of the universe of Dharma, Artha and Karma
  19. Jaitra: One who symbolises victory
  20. Jamadagnya Mahadarpa: Destroyer of Jamadagni’s son Parashuram’s price
  21. Janakivallabha: Janaki’s consort
  22. Janardana: Liberator from the cycle of birth and death
  23. Jaramarana Varjita: Free from the cycle of births and deaths
  24. Jayantatranavarada: Boon provider to save Jayanta
  25. Jitakrodha: Conqueror of anger
  26. Jitamitra: Vanquisher of enemies
  27. Jitamitra: Vanquisher of enemies
  28. Jitavarashaye: Conqueror of the ocean
  29. Jitendra: Conqueror of the senses
  30. Jitendriya: Controller of the senses
  31. Kausaleya: Kausalya’s son
  32. Kharadhwamsine: Slayer of demon Khara
  33. Mahabhuja: Giant armed, broad chested lord
  34. Mahadeva: Lord of all lords
  35. Mahadevadi Pujita: Worshipped by Lore Shiva and other divine lords
  36. Mahapurusha: Great Being
  37. Mahayogine: Supreme Meditator
  38. Mahodara: Generous and kind
  39. Mayamanushyacharitra: Incarnation of the human form to establish dharma
  40. Mayamareechahantre: Slayer of demon Tataka’s son Mariachi
  41. Mitabhashini: Reticent and mellifluous speaker
  42. Mrutavanarajeevana: Reviver of dead monkeys
  43. Munisansutasanstuta: Worshipped by sages
  44. Para: The Ultimate
  45. Parabrahmane: Supreme Godhead
  46. Paraga: Uplifter of the poor
  47. Parakasha: Bright
  48. Paramapurusha: The supreme Man
  49. Paramatmane: The supreme soul
  50. Parasmaidhamne: Lord of Vaikuntta
  51. Parasmaijyotishe: Most radiant
  52. Parasme: Most Superior
  53. Paratpara: Greatest of the greats
  54. Paresha: Lord of the lords
  55. Peetavasane: Wearing yellow attire signifying purity and wisdom
  56. Pitrabhakta: Devoted to his father
  57. Punyacharitraya Keertana: Subject for hymns sung in His adulations
  58. Punyodaya: Provider of immortality
  59. Puranapurushottama: Supreme being of the Puranas
  60. Purvabhashine: One who knows future and speaks of events to come
  61. Raghava: Belonging to the Raghu race
  62. Raghupungava: Scion of Raghakula race
  63. Rajeevalochana: Lotus-eyed
  64. Rajendra: Lord of the lords
  65. Rakshavanara Sangathine: Saviour of boars and monkeys
  66. Rama: The ideal avatar
  67. Ramabhadra: The most auspicious one
  68. Ramachandra: As gentle as the moon
  69. Sacchidananda Vigraha: Eternal happiness and bliss
  70. Saptatala Prabhenthachha: Rid the curse of the Seven Tale Trees
  71. Sarva Punyadhikaphala: One who answers prayers and rewards good deeds
  72. Sarvadevadideva: Lord of all gods
  73. Sarvadevastuta: Worshipped by all divine beings
  74. Sarvadevatmika: Dwells in all gods
  75. Sarvateerthamaya: One who turns the water of ocean sacred
  76. Sarvayagyodhipa: Lord of all sacrificial offerings
  77. Sarvopagunavarjita: Destroyer of all evil
  78. Sathyavache: Always truthful
  79. Satyavrata: Adopting truth as penance
  80. Satyevikrama: Truth makes him powerful
  81. Setukrute: Builder of the bridge over ocean
  82. Sharanatrana Tatpara: Protector of devotees
  83. Shashvata: Eternal
  84. Shoora: The valiant one
  85. Shrimate: Revered by all
  86. Shyamanga: Dark skinned one
  87. Smitavaktra: One with a smiling face
  88. Smruthasarvardhanashana: Destroyer of devotees’ sins through their meditation and concentration
  89. Soumya: Benevolent and calm faced
  90. Sugreevepsita Rajyada: One who recovered Sugreeva’s kingdom
  91. Sumitraputra Sevita: Worshipped by Sumitra’s son Lakshmana
  92. Sundara: Handsome
  93. Tatakantaka: Slayer of yakshini Tataka
  94. Trilokarakshaka: Protector of the three worlds
  95. Trilokatmane: Lord of the three worlds
  96. Tripurte: Manifestation of the Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
  97. Trivikrama: Conqueor of the three worlds
  98. Vagmine: Spokesman
  99. Valipramathana: Slayer of Vali
  100. Varaprada: Answer to all prayers
  101. Vatradhara: One who practises penance
  102. Vedantasarea: Embodiment of philosophy of life
  103. Vedatmane: Spirit of the Vedas rests in Him
  104. Vibheeshana Pratishttatre: One who crowned Vibheeshana as king of Lanka
  105. Vibheeshanaparitrate: Befriended Vibbeeshana
  106. Viradhavadha: Slayer of the demon Viradha
  107. Vishwamitrapriya: Vishwamitra’s loved one
  108. Yajvane: Performer of Yagnas

Epic Diwali Story – The Ramayana | Why Deepavali is Celebrated?

In India there are numerous festivals but Diwali is the main festival of Hindus, followers of Hinduism. The reason why India is called a secular democratic country is because we have many religions namely, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity. There are numbers of festivals and events associated with any religion. Behind celebrating each and every festival there is a short diwali story which explains festival’s significance. Similarly there is a diwali story – The Ramayana, reason behind celebrating this festival. Diwali is a festival of lights, sweets and wishes. Diwali is a celebration of victory of truth over lie; good over evil, light over darkness and so Deepavali is also known as festival of lights. Once you read the whole Diwali story you will be able to explain the reason why Deepavali is celebrated? The two main characters of this Diwali story are Lord Rama and Devil Ravana. The Ramayana – story of Diwali is an epic Diwali saga which is related to this festival of joy and happiness.
Diwali Story Lord Rama Killing Demon Ravana - The Ten Headed Monster
Diwali Story Lord Rama Killing Demon Ravana – The Ten Headed Monster

Mythological Diwali Story – The Ramayana :

Once upon a time, there was a King named Dasharatha. He has three wives namely, Kaushalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi. Dasharatha is a very kind hearted, intelligent and wise king who ruled over the city Ayodhya but he had no heir to rule his kingdom after him. Therefore, he performed a yagya to pray Gods for child. As a result of his prayer, Kaushalya gave birth to Lord Rama, Sumitra gave birth to two sons named, Lakshmana and Shatrughna, Kaikeyi gave birth to Bharata. This is the beginning of Diwali story. Rama fell in love with a beautiful princess and got married with her. The beautiful princess was Sita, the daughter of Janak, king of Mithila. Janak found Sita in the field in a deep ditch while ploughing. Dasharatha wanted Rama to become king and so did Kaikeyi, but Manthra reminded Kaikeyi about the two boons given to her when she saved Dashratha in battle. Manthra was a dasi though Kaikeyi treated and considered her equivalent to her mom. Manthra forced Kaikeyi to ask King Dashratha to grant the two boons as it would be the perfect need of time. Manthra wanted Bharatha to sit on the throne and not Lord Rama. Dashratha obliged to fulfill those boons, though he never wanted to send Rama on exile. The boons were that Bharat her son to be made king and Rama to be sent into the forest for 14 years on exile. The king was very sad and got ill but he had promised his wife. To keep promise of his father, Rama decided to go for 14 years of exile in forest. Sita and brother Laxman also went with him.

Diwali Story The Ramayana Why Deepavali is Celebrated
Diwali Story The Ramayana Why Deepavali is Celebrated

The Ramayana Diwali Story : Demon Ravana as a evil character against the protagonist Lord Rama

Ravana was the king of Lanka [now Sri-Lanka] and greatest devotee of Lord Shiva. He was a demon with ten heads. During their exile, Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman were in a forest and Shoorpnakha was passing by their hut and saw Laxman. She was very proud of her beauty and she was attracted by Laxman. She asked Laxman to marry her but laxman refused her proposal and cut her nose by his sword to teach her a lesson for her arrogance. She went to his brother Ravana and told him the whole incident and asked him to take revenge. Ravan sent demons to spy on them and get information about their strength and weakness. Spies informed that there was a very beautiful and adorable lady with them by the name Sita. After all the praising and hearing so much about Sita’s beauty he wanted to marry Sita. Rama, Sita and Laxman lived happily in forest then one day Ravana sent a demon which changed into a golden beautiful deer who passed by their hut catching Sita’s sight. Sita requested Rama and Laxman to catch that golden deer for her. Rama and Laxman tried a lot to convince her that it was an illusion but she did not want to understand anything. Lord Rama decided to go first and asked Laxman to stay there with Sita and do not leave her alone until he will return. When Rama did not return Lakshman decided to go to look for him and asked Sita not to cross the line (Laxman Rekha) which he made by his arrow in front of hut. When Sita was alone Ravana came there in Brahmin getup and asked for Bhiksha. He kidnapped Sita when she crossed the Lakshman Rekha to give him bhiksha and took her away in his Puspak Vimaan to Ashoka Vatika and kept her as a prisoner until she would agree to marry him. Sita was very clever as she left a trail of her jewellery and belongings all the way to Lanka so Rama can follow them and find her.

Ramayana Diwali Story Lord Rama Army against Evil Ravana 
Ramayana Diwali Story Lord Rama Army against Evil Ravana
To free her from the prison of Ravana, Rama needed help so he went to Hanuman. Hanuman was the greatest devotee of Lord Rama and also a general of monkey army. Hanuman eagerly agreed to help him in finding and rescuing Sita Mata. Hanuman requested Rama to help Sugriv in getting back his throne from his brother Bali and get rid of Bali’s torture by killing him. After becoming king, in return Sugriv would devote his monkey army to Lord Rama for searching of Sita Mata. Messages were sent by Hanuman to all the monkeys in the world. After so many days of research, Hanuman found Sita in Ashoka Vatika. Rama’s army of monkeys was not able to reach the island, so they began building a bridge which is famous by the name Ram Setu (Adam’s Bridge). When the bridge was completed, they rushed across it and fought a battle with king Ravan, Kumbhkaran and Vibhishana. The three were killed with their magical arrows. In this way Rama freed Sita from the prison of Demon Ravana and now they were together again.
Lord Rama Monkey Army Marching Towards Lanka in Ramayana Diwali Story
Lord Rama Monkey Army Marching Towards Lanka in Ramayana Diwali Story

Why Deepavali is Celebrated : Diwali Story

Fourteen years of exile had passed and people of the kingdom Ayodhya were waiting for Lord Rama to come back home. People cleaned their houses to look beautiful and lit oil lamps to show them their way decorated with flowers and garlands. Flower’s perfume and scent filled in the air. Every street was cleaned and watered, decorated with Diwali rangoli to welcome them back.
Ever since, according to diwali story people lit lamps at Diwali to remember that light triumphs over darkness and good triumphs over evil.

Why Deepavali is Celebrated Diwali Story Lord Rama Returns
Why Deepavali is Celebrated Diwali Story Lord Rama Returns
Ramanand Sagar Diwali Story – The Ramayana:

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana was the first serial on the Diwali Story telecast on television which shows the fact why deepavali is celebrated.

Ramanand Sagar Diwali Story The Ramayana
Ramanand Sagar Diwali Story The Ramayana

So this is the Epic Ramayana Diwali Story. Hope you now know the reason why deepavali is celebrated. The Diwali Story which I tried to convey in my words is not too descriptive neither too short but full of entertainment. Once you read the diwali story you will love it.