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