The Humble Personalities of Ramayan

Humility is a virtue where one bows down, yet raises high in success. In Ramayan, this virtue is found in abundance where each shines in his own way practising this virtue. Shri Ram listens about this greatness of the virtue in his Gurukul Ashram from his revered Guru Vashisth and he likes it so much. He makes it a part of his attributes which make him win the hearts of one and all.


Shri Ram never bragged about his strength, knowledge or power, but gave credit to his gurus, parents and mentors for the same. This only made him more special to everybody and he rose to more fame by his noble behaviour. The humility of Shri Ram where he took both happiness and sorrow in the same stride gave him the name of Maryada Purushottam.

Lakshman and Bharat proved worthy brothers of Shri Ram with their humility towards their elder brother. Lakshman was known for his temper, but his other side was that he never went against Shri Ram’s wishes and always abided to them. Lakshman was a powerful warrior who was destined to kill Indrajeet who was unconquerable. But, When Shri Ram praised him for his victory over Indrajeet, yet Lakshman humble dedicated his success to the worship of Shri Ram’s lotus feet. When Shri Ram wanted to make him the Yuvraj of Ayodhya after exile, he humbly refuses and requests that Bharat be made the Yuvaraj instead of him as he is the one who is worthy of it. This humility made him the greatest representation of service and one thinks of service to sibling, Lakshman’s name comes into mind.

Bharat with due nobility, did not take advantage of the kingdom he got through his mother’s deceit, but instead offered it back near the feet of Shri Ram. Although he was given all the right to be a king, he never sat on the throne, but made himself seated on the floor worshipping the Padukas of Shri Ram. This humility made him raise to such heights that Shri Ram himself mentions that Bharat is the greatest among the four brothers.

Hanuman is exactly the representation of Shri Ram when it comes to humility. Hanuman leaps the great ocean which is impossible for anybody, yet attributes it to the faith of Shri Ram. He openly challenges Ravan in his court that Shri Ram’s army consists of warriors even greater than him, thus creating fear in Ravan. He assures Mata Sita and returns back to Shri Ram and give him the happiest news Shri Ram has ever heard. But in all this great tasks, he never takes credit for his accomplishments, but simply requests Shri Ram to only grant him his eternal devotion forever. This humility of Hanuman made him rise from the status of a Vanar to a status of worship.

For all these beautiful personae that were beautiful in and out, Shri Ram was the greatest inspiration to follow. Shri Ram kills Ravan who was a terror in the whole world without any divine powers, but only on the skill of his power acquired through his knowledge, and never bragged about it even after such tremendous achievement. When all the celestials including Brahma ji and Bhagwan Shiv come to praise him for the victory over Ravan and tell him that he actually is the incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu, Shri Ram with all humility mentions that he recognises himself as the son of Maharaj Dasarath, and nothing else.

Such is the beauty in the humility of Shri Ram that when bowed he down his head, he rose to the status of God.