A Complete Family Icon – Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram

A family is the best friend one has. But, Shri Ram was the best friend of his family in all ways. His virtues, behaviour and perception towards life were ideal inspirations for his family to lead life in the perfect balance in joys and sorrows. It was because of his gentle, noble and unending affection towards his family that his family withstood all tests of adversities and glorified the name of their dynasty.


Shri Ram as a child was the adorable child of the whole royal family, but never a spoilt child. As the elder brother, he understood his responsibility and saw to that he was always the bridge between his brothers. He resolved the little fights between his brothers, thus making them understand the meaning of togetherness right from the tender age, but at the same time inculcated discipline and truthfulness too in them. For every growing child, these strong values of truth, care, love and sharing are very important and become the strong foundations on which they have to lead their life.

Shri Ram was never the arrogant prince bragging about his talent, but as a humble youngster who understood that true knowledge lies in humility and noble behaviour. It is quite common that in a young age, one often tends to get confused or distracted by many options being put in front of them to choose in life. But Shri Ram inspires to follow the parents and the Guru’s advice in the young age who show their experiences as lessons and teach us not to do mistakes. With his humility, Shri Ram served Guru Vishwamitr and acquires great fame as a warrior by j killing Marich and Subahu and also breaking the Shiv Dhanush. Shri Ram inspires youngsters that instead of taking hasty and quick decisions, it is very important to follow his or her preceptor and elders advice for a bright future.

Shri Ram is the son which every parent would yearn to have. Not only serving them dutifully, but he sacrifices his young days away from the comforts of the palace and instead spends it in the unknown forests just to uphold his father’s word. Shri Ram sets a path that one should always be indebted to the parents for giving the most valuable gift of life.
As a husband, he wins the heart of Mata Sita through his gentle talk, respect and immense love for her. Such is his love that Mata Sita does not think for a minute to forgo the comforts of the palace and accompany Shri Ram to the forest. He takes Mata Sita’s honour as his very own and goes till Lanka to free her and punish Ravan for abducting her. By building the bridge over the mighty Sea to reach Mata Sita, which was an impossible task, Shri Ram proves that the strength of love overcomes every obstacle.

When man has fulfilled his duties for the family, his duty for the society calls him. As the king of Ayodhya, Shri Ram creates a kingdom filled with truth, justice and righteousness and walks on the path of Dharma. When Luv and Kush come to him as his perfect successors, he makes them the kings of Ayodhya and teaches them to be just rulers and finishes his final duty of giving the correct guidance and way for the future generation to move ahead. Thus, Shri Ram inspires mankind realise that every stage of life has a purpose and the responsibility starts from family foundations.