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ˈrɑ məra·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ramanoun

    avatar of Vishnu whose name is synonymous with God; any of three incarnations: Ramachandra or Parashurama or Balarama

    "in Hindu folklore Rama is the epitome of chivalry and courage and obedience to sacred law"


  1. Ramanoun

    A name of the goddess Lakshmi (Devanagari: ).

  2. Ramanoun

    used in India.


  1. Rama

    Rama (; Sanskrit: राम, romanized: rāma [ˈraːmɐ]) is a major deity in Hinduism. He is the seventh and one of the most popular avatars of Vishnu. In Rama-centric traditions of Hinduism, he is considered the Supreme Being.Rama is said to have been born to Kaushalya and Dasharatha in Ayodhya, the capital of the Kingdom of Kosala. His siblings included Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna. He married Sita. Though born in a royal family, Rama's life is described in the Hindu texts as one challenged by unexpected changes such as an exile into impoverished and difficult circumstances, ethical questions and moral dilemmas. Of all his travails, the most notable is the kidnapping of Sita by demon-king Ravana, followed by the determined and epic efforts of Rama and Lakshmana to gain her freedom and destroy the evil Ravana against great odds. The entire life story of Rama, Sita and their companions allegorically discusses duties, rights and social responsibilities of an individual. It illustrates dharma and dharmic living through model characters.Rama is especially important to Vaishnavism. He is the central figure of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana, a text historically popular in the South Asian and Southeast Asian cultures. His ancient legends have attracted bhasya (commentaries) and extensive secondary literature and inspired performance arts. Two such texts, for example, are the Adhyatma Ramayana – a spiritual and theological treatise considered foundational by Ramanandi monasteries, and the Ramcharitmanas – a popular treatise that inspires thousands of Ramlila festival performances during autumn every year in India.Rama legends are also found in the texts of Jainism and Buddhism, though he is sometimes called Pauma or Padma in these texts, and their details vary significantly from the Hindu versions. Jain Texts also mentioned Rama as the eighth balabhadra among the 63 salakapurusas. In Sikhism, Rama is mentioned as one of twenty four divine incarnations of Vishnu in the Chaubis Avtar in Dasam Granth.


  1. RAMA

    RAMA stands for "Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Affordability." In the context of engineering and system design, RAMA refers to a set of attributes or metrics that are used to assess the overall performance and effectiveness of a system or product. These attributes include: - Reliability: the ability of a system to perform its intended function consistently and without failures for a specified period of time. - Availability: the percentage of time that a system is able to perform its intended function when required and accessible to users. - Maintainability: the ease and efficiency with which a system can be repaired, restored, or serviced to ensure its proper functioning. - Affordability: the cost-effectiveness and economic feasibility of designing, producing, operating, and maintaining a system or product within allocated resources and budget constraints. Together, the RAMA attributes provide a comprehensive framework for evaluating the performance, effectiveness, and cost implications of a system or product in terms of its reliability, availability, maintainability, and affordability.


  1. Rama

    Rama is the seventh avatar of the God Vishnu in Hinduism, and a king of Ayodhya in Hindu scriptures. In a few Rama-centric sects, Rama is considered the Supreme Being, rather than an avatar. Rama was born in Suryavansha later known as Raghuvansha after king Raghu. When depicted with his brother Lakshman and consort Sita, with Hanuman kneeling in a state of prayer, this form is called Ram Parivar, and is the typical fixture depicting Rama in Hindu mandirs, or temples. The Hindi word parivar translates as "family." Prior to the eleventh century there were no temples to Rama, since he was viewed as human. Rama bhakti poetry starts to emerge only in the sixteenth century. However, the Archaeological Survey of India found ancient remains of a temple in the Rama Janmabhoomi in a survey conducted in 1992 indicating the existence of pre-ancient Rama worship. Rama is one of the many popular figures and deities in Hinduism, specifically Vaishnavism and Vaishnava religious scriptures in South and Southeast Asia. In Ayodhya, the Indian city believed to be the birthplace of Rama, he is also worshipped as an infant or Rama Lalla. Most of the details of Rama's life come from the Ramayana, one of the two great epics of India.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Râma

    in the Hindu mythology an avatar of Vishnu, being the seventh, in the character of a hero, a destroyer of monsters and a bringer of joy, as the name signifies, the narrative of whose exploits are given in the "Râmâyana" (q. v.).

Editors Contribution

  1. RAMA

    RAMA is an Acronym for Robotics Arts Music & Animation.

    Why don't you start a RAMA CLUB chapter at your school?

    Submitted by acronimous on March 4, 2019  

  2. Rama

    Rama means the spoken Words of God. When you speak the Spoken Word of God it brings it from the Logos which is the written Word of God to the Spoken Word of God; to Rama to Words of Spirit and Life. It brings it Alive

    Etymology: Hinduism

    Submitted by anonymous on May 12, 2021  

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  1. Rama

    (Ra′ma). A Hindoo god, who was the terrestrial representative of Vishnu.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RAMA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rama is ranked #20627 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rama surname appeared 1,284 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rama.

    45.7% or 588 total occurrences were White.
    34.6% or 445 total occurrences were Asian.
    13.6% or 175 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3% or 39 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 30 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rama in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rama in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rama in a Sentence

  1. Democratic Party:

    Our battle will continue until the departure of Edi Rama, his departure is not negotiable.

  2. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    I shall have no faith in Rama and Krishna who are believed to be incarnation of God nor shall I worship them. I thereby reject my old religion, Hinduism, which is detrimental to the prosperity of human kind and which discriminates between man and man and which treats me as inferior.

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