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Rama is the seventh avatar of the God Vishnu in Hinduism, and a king of Ayodhya in Hindu scriptures. Along with Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, Rama is considered to be the most important avatar of Vishnu. He is also one of the most popular gods in Hinduism and is widely worshipped throughout Nepal and India.


The road ahead for Sai devotees - Inspiration from the Mahabharata

In the Mahabharata a group of brothers, known as the Pandava brothers, are pitted against their rival cousins, the Kauravas, who divest the eldest Pandava brother of his kingdom and his wife in a fixed gambling match. Forced into exile for 13 years during which time, the brothers prepare for war with their cousins. The Pandavas prevail in an 18-day battle that causes great loss of life on both sides.


Gifted with the power of his divine father, he soared through the heavens toward the sun. Vāyu went with him, covering him with a cool breeze so that he would not be burned by the sun. The sun-god also withheld his blazing rays as he understood that Hanumān was a great servant of Viṣṇu who would later assist Him on earth.

Airavat. Indra's multi-trunked elephant from Hindu mythology, at Juna Mahal, Dungarpur. Source: Meena Kadri

Labyrinth Maze: The Chakravyuha. The Chakravyuh, or Padmavyuh, described in the "Mahabharata," is a multi-tier defensive formation that looks like a blooming lotus (padma, पद्म) or disc (chakra, चक्र) when viewed from above. The warriors at each interleaving position would be in an increasingly tough position to fight. Some people believe it was this formation that gave rise to the labyrinth.