Traits of Truth which shine in the Ramayan

In all ideals of time, place and flow of life, there is one factor which is always eternal and that is truth. Truth is such a virtue which withstands all and shines as bright as the sun. There are many obstacles, problems in its journey which it faces, yet it emerges victorious just as the Sun piercing the clouds and shining back in the sky.


There is no staunch believer of truth when compared to Shri Ram when it comes to truth. Truth was the life breath of Shri Ram. It is not an easy task to be a follower of truth, but Shri Ram never stepped back as he had total faith in it as the one which would keep always one firm in Dharma. Truth has many facets which need to be followed and Shri Ram followed them in each and every step of his life.

Facing truth instead of running away from it is the trait of courageous people. Not all things in life are smooth and sometimes hard facts become the reality of life. Shri Ram’s first challenge comes when Queen Kaikeyi’s boons become the testing factors for Shri Ram. But instead of running or rebelling against truth, Shri Ram accepts what is reality and steps ahead to fulfil the boons that Maharaj Dasarath has given to Kaikeyi. The greatest test of truth comes only in hardships and Shri Ram faces it courageously.

Truth is the representation of Purity. With the task of upholding his father’s word, Shri Ram leaves to the forest. When one follows truth with a pure heart, it becomes an inspiration for others to follow it too. The same happens with Bharat. Before leaving to the forest, he wholeheartedly gives the kingdom to Bharat. But Bharat with a pure heart refuses to become king and stands for the truth. Bharat re instates the truth to Queen Kaikeyi that it is only Shri Ram who is actual heir of the kingdom and imposes upon himself self-exile and leads his life just as how his brothers lead in the forest.

Truth is the greatest weapon one has. When one follows truth, his virtue becomes his strength and this is proved by Lakshman. For Lakshman, Shri Ram’s service is his greatest truth and belief. This trait gives him the strength to fight the Indrajeet. With a simple but strong statement that if Shri Ram always speaks the truth, and he has served his brother truthfully, he aims the arrow of truth at Indrajeet which kills him. Such is the strength of truth.


Integrity shines in truth. Mata Sita shows that a woman who is truthful is the strongest of all. The love for Shri Ram is the ultimate truth of her life, and she believed in it all time. When she is asked to go through the trail of fire, it is the same truth which supports her and delivers her again back safely into the hands of Shri Ram.

It was not only for the purpose of subduing Ravan that Shri Ram was born, but also for a purpose to make mankind follow truth as a trait of life. He proved the same through the situations he faced in life as the greatest examples. Ramayan is a reflection of truth and Shri Ram is an inspiration for us to walk on the path of truthfulness, and that remains as the eternal truth in all times