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What is Rama-Lakshmana-Seeta?

Rama is one of the incarnations of God. As Rama, God represents the ideal human being. In the human form, He teaches us how to lead a righteous life by setting examples. He shows that every human being should have strength, tenderness, firm resolution and mental capacity to sacrifice material pleasure, ego and jealousy. The word Rama comes from the Sanskrit word "Raumya" meaning "beautiful".

God , when invoked as Rama, blesses devotees with protection, compassion and commitment to righteousness

His brother Lakshmana and His consort Seeta --who also represents Lakshmi -- and Hanumana, accompany Rama.

Lakshmana personifies brotherly love and self-effacement. He represents the ideal qualities of a younger brother. He symbolizes the ideal of sacrifice. He leaves his young wife behind in the palace and chooses to accompany his brother (Rama) in exile. He sacrifices the amenities of his personal life to serve his elder brother, Rama.

Seeta symbolizes an ideal daughter, wife, mother, and queen. Whereas Rama symbolizes standards of perfection that can be conceived in all the facets of a man's life, Seeta represents all that is great and noble in womanhood. She is revered as an incarnation of Lakshmi, the divine consort of Vishnu.

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