Shri Ram defines hero worship- not with miracles, but with simple virtues.

A superhero is the truly the one who fights the challenges of life with determination, courage and confidence, but not the one who depends upon miracles to save him. The Almighty proves the same as Shri Ram when he believes in himself to face the joys and sorrows of life, but not wanting for any miracles for him to solve his challenges.


Killing Ravan was not a big deal to Shri Ram, but he wanted to achieve it as a human, so that it would inspire mankind to fight life’s challenges with belief in own virtues, rather than depending on any kind of miracles or super powers to help them. The foremost quality was that he possessed humility and respect towards all. The second was that he was a dutiful follower of Dharma who believed in it as his strength. Along with being the virtue of being a just person, Shri Ram shined with a quality of compassion with which he gave equal reverence to all, be it a prince or a pauper, king or tribal, friend or foe.

Shri Ram was asked to go to exile for fourteen years to keep his father’s word. Although Maharaj Dasarath himself asks Shri Ram to revolt, the determined Shri Ram politely refuses as his father’s word was more important to him than ruling the kingdom keeping up his virtue of adherence to truth.

Shri Ram had the virtue of utmost good conduct wherein he does not show any hate to anybody, not even to his mother Kaikeyi for his hardships. His virtue of equality towards his friends makes them stand for him even with their life, be it Nishad Raj Guh, Jatayu, Sugriv or Vibhishan. Being adept in all Sastras and Astras, made him the shine with the virtue of intelligence and also the capable one of protecting the good from the evil.

Shining always with a smile made him a possessor of the exceptionally good looking virtue which nobody could match and being valiant and courage added beauty to it. Just as he won the hearts of the people of Mithila with his good looks, he won the challenge of the Shivdhanurbhang with this valour.

As the possessor of the virtue of courage, Shri Ram did not fear anything. He had complete control over his anger and senses, which made him, take the right decisions at the right time. Shri Ram’s brilliance and skills in war made him the brave warrior, who had no competition in the entire three worlds. Not for a moment was he jealous of anybody and always wished the happiness and welfare of his family and people wherein he blesses Bharat to be king, even though it was Shri Ram’s birth right to inherit the kingdom. Shri Ram was ready to forgive Ravan too as he believed in peace, but not bloodshed. It was only when Ravan did not heed to goodness that Shri Ram took up arms to retain Dharma, striking balance as a true warrior.

The virtues Shri Ram possessed were the simple truths of life which help man ascend the greatest heights thus denoting if Almighty as a man could inculcate these virtues, then man could definitely get the status of hero worship through imbibing them.