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