Also called Sri Rama is believed to be the seventh incarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu. Rama is also the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana, which narrates his supremacy. Born as the eldest son of the king of Ayodhya, Lord Ram is referred to within Hinduism as Maryada Purushottama, literally the Perfect Man or Lord of Self-Control or Lord of Virtue.
His wife Sita is considered by Hindus to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi ( wife of Lord Vishnu- and the goddess of wealth) and the embodiment of perfect womanhood.
The legend of Rama is deeply influential and popular in the societies of the Indian subcontinent and across South East Asia. Rama is revered for his unending compassion, courage and devotion to religious values and duty. Lord Hanuman (the monkey God as pronounced by the Western world) , is also associated to the same epic of Ramayana, and is the main hero of Ramayana along with Rama, Laxman the younger brother of Rama and Sita the wife of Rama.
Rama as the ideal King, ideal brother, ideal son, ideal husband was exiled to the forest for 14 years, on the instructions of his stepmother, just a night before he has to be a KING. On exile he was accompanied by his wife Sita and the younger brother Laxman.
Rama’s Wife-Sita was abducted by Ravana the demon king from Lanka (now known as Srilanka). The story continues how Lord Rama and his brother Laxman raise the army of monkeys with bears during the exile, lead by Lord Hanuman (The Monkey God), how they made a bridge on the ocean from India to Lanka, took the army across the ocean and killed Ravana the king of Lanka, destroying his glittering city and ridding the earth on evil.
The day their exile was finished they return back to their kingdom, the people of their kingdom felt happy that after completing the exile for 14 years our Lord Rama (going to be a king) is arriving back to the kingdom. The people decorated their houses and streets with oil lamps and butter lamps and this is how the ancient old The Festival of lights "Diwali" or "Deepawali" is celebrated by the Hindus.
Please Note: This book of Rama’s life is known as Ramayana, you can buy it in English and you must search for and Type on Google “Adams bridge”. Must read the interesting article related to the Ramayana and the Ram Setu (Adams Bridge) which was made by Lord Rama as per the Hindu beliefs, which may prove that this is just not a story , but things might have happened, once upon a time…!