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b) Why is the worship of Rama popular with devotees? (12)

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AS and A Level Hinduism

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Why is the worship of Rama popular with devotees? (12)

Rama and Shakti are two of the most important deities in Hinduism. Rama is one of the most popular avatars of Vishnu and is worshipped by many Hindus. Jamison describes him as "the perfect example of dharma in action." Shakti is the consort of Siva, and is described by Ling as "the goddess of Nature, she creates only in order to destroy, and she creates because she destroys." The actual term Shakti is ambiguous because it could refer to an actual goddess such as Parvati or Kali, all goddesses together, or the feminine power behind all divine beings.

b) Rama is an extremely inspiration figure throughout the world as a manifestation of God, and also as a legendary hero of myths and stories. Hindu stories are rapidly increasing in popularity by Jainists, Sikhs and Hare Krishnas who regard Rama to be similar to Krishna, their main inspiration. Rama's story is very popular and is told to Hindu children from a young age. The Ramayana is an exciting and interesting story which is fun for the children to listen to, but it also teaches them morals. Such morals

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