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'Sri Ram To Me Is Not Just A Deity, But A Way Of Life'

Testimonies on Ram: Who Is Ram? Whose Ram?

'Sri Ram To Me Is Not Just A Deity, But A Way Of Life'

Outlook asked people across India who Ram is and what the Ramayana means to them. Here is what we found.

Male gaze: Two characters from a Ram Leela staging in 1900, photographed by Francois le Diascorn Photo: Getty Images

Ram was a divine embodiment of all the virtues—kindness, empathy, generosity, and affection. He was simple and free from flamboyance. I believe anybody who embraces his virtues and qualities gets closer to the spiritual domains of righteousness and divinity, and that is why we call him maryada purushottam.

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