The Names of Lord Rama in Hinduism

The Many Names of Hinduism's Most Ideal Avatar

Lord Rama statue at Venkateswara Temple in Midhilapuri VUDA colony, Visakhapatnam
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Lord Rama has been portrayed in myriad ways as the embodiment of all the virtues of the world and having all the qualities that an ideal avatar can possess. He is the first letter and the last word in righteous living and is known by a multitude of names - that reflect the many facets of his luminous persona. Here are 108 names of Lord Rama with brief meanings:

  1. Adipurusha: Primordial being
  2. Ahalyashapashamana: Remitter of Ahalya's curse
  3. Anantaguna: Full of virtues
  4. Bhavarogasya Bheshaja: Reliever of all earthly ailments
  5. Brahmanya: Supreme Godhead
  6. Chitrakoot Samashraya: Creating Chitrakoot's beauty in the Panchvati forest
  7. Dandakaranya Punyakrute: One who ennobled the Dandaka forest
  8. Danta: Image of serenity
  9. Dashagreeva Shirohara: Slayer of the ten-headed Ravana
  10. Dayasara: Embodiment of kindness
  11. Dhanurdhara: One with a bow in hand
  12. Dhanvine: Born of the Sun race
  13. Dheerodhata Gunothara: Kind hearted valiant
  14. Dooshanatrishirohantre: Slayer of Dooshanatrishira
  15. Hanumadakshita: Depends and trusts on Hanuman to fulfil his task
  16. Harakodhandarama: Armed with the curved Kodhanda bow
  17. Hari: The omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent one
  18. Jagadguruve: Spiritual teacher of the universe of Dharma, Artha and Karma
  19. Jaitra: One who symbolises victory
  20. Jamadagnya Mahadarpa: Destroyer of Jamadagni's son Parashuram's price
  21. Janakivallabha: Janaki's consort
  22. Janardana: Liberator from the cycle of birth and death
  1. Jaramarana Varjita: Free from the cycle of births and deaths
  2. Jayantatranavarada: Boon provider to save Jayanta
  3. Jitakrodha: Conqueror of anger
  4. Jitamitra: Vanquisher of enemies
  5. Jitamitra: Vanquisher of enemies
  6. Jitavarashaye: Conqueror of the ocean
  7. Jitendra: Conqueror of the senses
  8. Jitendriya: Controller of the senses
  9. Kausaleya: Kausalya's son
  10. Kharadhwamsine: Slayer of demon Khara
  11. Mahabhuja: Giant armed, broad chested lord
  12. Mahadeva: Lord of all lords
  13. Mahadevadi Pujita: Worshipped by Lore Shiva and other divine lords
  14. Mahapurusha: Great Being
  15. Mahayogine: Supreme Meditator
  16. Mahodara: Generous and kind
  17. Mayamanushyacharitra: Incarnation of the human form to establish dharma
  18. Mayamareechahantre: Slayer of demon Tataka's son Mariachi
  19. Mitabhashini: Reticent and mellifluous speaker
  20. Mrutavanarajeevana: Reviver of dead monkeys
  21. Munisansutasanstuta: Worshipped by sages
  22. Para: The Ultimate
  23. Parabrahmane: Supreme Godhead
  24. Paraga: Uplifter of the poor
  25. Parakasha: Bright
  26. Paramapurusha: The supreme Man
  27. Paramatmane: The supreme soul
  28. Parasmaidhamne: Lord of Vaikuntta
  1. Parasmaijyotishe: Most radiant
  2. Parasme: Most Superior
  3. Paratpara: Greatest of the greats
  4. Paresha: Lord of the lords
  5. Peetavasane: Wearing yellow attire signifying purity and wisdom
  6. Pitrabhakta: Devoted to his father
  7. Punyacharitraya Keertana: Subject for hymns sung in His adulations
  8. Punyodaya: Provider of immortality
  9. Puranapurushottama: Supreme being of the Puranas
  10. Purvabhashine: One who knows future and speaks of events to come
  11. Raghava: Belonging to the Raghu race
  12. Raghupungava: Scion of Raghakula race
  13. Rajeevalochana: Lotus-eyed
  14. Rajendra: Lord of the lords
  15. Rakshavanara Sangathine: Saviour of boars and monkeys
  16. Rama: The ideal avatar
  17. Ramabhadra: The most auspicious one
  18. Ramachandra: As gentle as the moon
  19. Sacchidananda Vigraha: Eternal happiness and bliss
  20. Saptatala Prabhenthachha: Rid the curse of the Seven Tale Trees
  21. Sarva Punyadhikaphala: One who answers prayers and rewards good deeds
  22. Sarvadevadideva: Lord of all gods
  23. Sarvadevastuta: Worshipped by all divine beings
  24. Sarvadevatmika: Dwells in all gods
  25. Sarvateerthamaya: One who turns the water of ocean sacred
  1. Sarvayagyodhipa: Lord of all sacrificial offerings
  2. Sarvopagunavarjita: Destroyer of all evil
  3. Sathyavache: Always truthful
  4. Satyavrata: Adopting truth as penance
  5. Satyevikrama: Truth makes him powerful
  6. Setukrute: Builder of the bridge over ocean
  7. Sharanatrana Tatpara: Protector of devotees
  8. Shashvata: Eternal
  9. Shoora: The valiant one
  10. Shrimate: Revered by all
  11. Shyamanga: Dark skinned one
  12. Smitavaktra: One with a smiling face
  13. Smruthasarvardhanashana: Destroyer of devotees' sins through their meditation and concentration
  14. Soumya: Benevolent and calm-faced
  15. Sugreevepsita Rajyada: One who recovered Sugreeva's kingdom
  16. Sumitraputra Sevita: Worshipped by Sumitra's son Lakshmana
  17. Sundara: Handsome
  18. Tatakantaka: Slayer of yakshini Tataka
  19. Trilokarakshaka: Protector of the three worlds
  20. Trilokatmane: Lord of the three worlds
  21. Tripurte: Manifestation of the Trinity - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
  22. Trivikrama: Conqueror of the three worlds
  23. Vagmine: Spokesman
  24. Valipramathana: Slayer of Vali
  25. Varaprada: Answer to all prayers
  26. Vatradhara: One who practises penance
  1. Vedantasarea: Embodiment of philosophy of life
  2. Vedatmane: Spirit of the Vedas rests in Him
  3. Vibheeshana Pratishttatre: One who crowned Vibheeshana as king of Lanka
  4. Vibheeshanaparitrate: Befriended Vibbeeshana
  5. Viradhavadha: Slayer of the demon Viradha
  6. Vishwamitrapriya: Vishwamitra's loved one
  7. Yajvane: Performer of Yagnas