Hinduism

108 Names of Lord Ram – Most Ideal Avatar of Vishnu

Bhagwan-ram


Bhagwan Ram 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. 108 names-of-ramAdipurusha: Primordial being
  2. Ahalyashapashamana: Remitter of Ahalya’s curse
  3. Bhavarogasya Bheshaja: Reliever of all earthly ailments
  4. Brahmanya: Supreme Godhead
  5. Chitrakoot Samashraya: Creating Chitrakoot’s beauty in the Panchvati forest
  6. Dandakaranya Punyakrute: One who ennobled the Dandaka forest
  7. Danta: Image of serenity
  8. Dashagreeva Shirohara: Slayer of the ten-headed Ravana
  9. Dayasara: Embodiment of kindness
  10. Dhanurdhara: One with a bow in hand
  11. Dhanvine: Born of the Sun race
  12. Dheerodhata Gunothara: Kind hearted valiant
  13. Dooshanatrishirohantre: Slayer of Dooshanatrishira
  14. Hanumadakshita: Depends and trusts on Hanuman to fulfil his task
  15. Harakodhandarama: Armed with the curved Kodhanda bow
  16. Hari: The omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent one
  17. Jagadguruve: Spiritual teacher of the universe of Dharma, Artha and Karma
  18. Jaitra: One who symbolises victory
  19. Jamadagnya Mahadarpa: Destroyer of Jamadagni’s son Parashuram’s price
  20. Janakivallabha: Janaki’s consort
  21. Janardana: Liberator from the cycle of birth and death
  22. Jaramarana Varjita: Free from the cycle of births and deaths
  23. Jayantatranavarada: Boon provider to save Jayanta
  24. Jitakrodha: Conqueror of anger
  25. Jitamitra: Vanquisher of enemies
  26. Jitamitra: Vanquisher of enemies
  27. Jitavarashaye: Conqueror of the ocean
  28. Jitendra: Conqueror of the senses
  29. Jitendriya: Controller of the senses
  30. Kausaleya: Kausalya’s son
  31. Kharadhwamsine: Slayer of demon Khara
  32. Mahabhuja: Giant armed, broad chested lord
  33. Mahadeva: Lord of all lords
  34. Mahadevadi Pujita: Worshipped by Lore Shiva and other divine lords
  35. Mahapurusha: Great Being
  36. Mahayogine: Supreme Meditator
  37. Mahodara: Generous and kind
  38. Mayamanushyacharitra: Incarnation of the human form to establish dharma
  39. Mayamareechahantre: Slayer of demon Tataka’s son Mariachi
  40. Mitabhashini: Reticent and mellifluous speaker
  41. Mrutavanarajeevana: Reviver of dead monkeys
  42. Munisansutasanstuta: Worshipped by sages
  43. Para: The Ultimate
  44. Parabrahmane: Supreme Godhead
  45. Paraga: Uplifter of the poor
  46. Parakasha: Bright
  47. Paramapurusha: The supreme Man
  48. Paramatmane: The supreme soul
  49. Parasmaidhamne: Lord of Vaikuntta
  50. Parasmaijyotishe: Most radiant
  51. Parasme: Most Superior
  52. Paratpara: Greatest of the greats
  53. Paresha: Lord of the lords
  54. Peetavasane: Wearing yellow attire signifying purity and wisdom
  55. Pitrabhakta: Devoted to his father
  56. Punyacharitraya Keertana: Subject for hymns sung in His adulations
  57. Punyodaya: Provider of immortality
  58. Puranapurushottama: Supreme being of the Puranas
  59. Purvabhashine: One who knows future and speaks of events to come
  60. Raghava: Belonging to the Raghu race
  61. Raghupungava: Scion of Raghakula race
  62. Rajeevalochana: Lotus-eyed
  63. Rajendra: Lord of the lords
  64. Rakshavanara Sangathine: Saviour of boars and monkeys
  65. Rama: The ideal avatar
  66. Ramabhadra: The most auspicious one
  67. Ramachandra: As gentle as the moon
  68. Sacchidananda Vigraha: Eternal happiness and bliss
  69. Saptatala Prabhenthachha: Rid the curse of the Seven Tale Trees
  70. Sarva Punyadhikaphala: One who answers prayers and rewards good deeds
  71. Sarvadevadideva: Lord of all gods
  72. Sarvadevastuta: Worshipped by all divine beings
  73. Sarvadevatmika: Dwells in all gods
  74. Sarvateerthamaya: One who turns the water of ocean sacred
  75. Sarvayagyodhipa: Lord of all sacrificial offerings
  76. Sarvopagunavarjita: Destroyer of all evil
  77. Sathyavache: Always truthful
  78. Satyavrata: Adopting truth as penance
  79. Satyevikrama: Truth makes him powerful
  80. Setukrute: Builder of the bridge over ocean
  81. Sharanatrana Tatpara: Protector of devotees
  82. Shashvata: Eternal
  83. Shoora: The valiant one
  84. Shrimate: Revered by all
  85. Shyamanga: Dark skinned one
  86. Smitavaktra: One with a smiling face
  87. Smruthasarvardhanashana: Destroyer of devotees’ sins through their meditation and concentration
  88. Soumya: Benevolent and calm-faced
  89. Sugreevepsita Rajyada: One who recovered Sugreeva’s kingdom
  90. Sumitraputra Sevita: Worshipped by Sumitra’s son Lakshmana
  91. Sundara: Handsome
  92. Tatakantaka: Slayer of yakshini Tataka
  93. Trilokarakshaka: Protector of the three worlds
  94. Trilokatmane: Lord of the three worlds
  95. Tripurte: Manifestation of the Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
  96. Trivikrama: Conqueror of the three worlds
  97. Vagmine: Spokesman
  98. Valipramathana: Slayer of Vali
  99. Varaprada: Answer to all prayers
  100. Vatradhara: One who practises penance
  101. Vedantasarea: Embodiment of philosophy of life
  102. Vedatmane: Spirit of the Vedas rests in Him
  103. Vibheeshana Pratishttatre: One who crowned Vibheeshana as king of Lanka
  104. Vibheeshanaparitrate: Befriended Vibbeeshana
  105. Viradhavadha: Slayer of the demon Viradha
  106. Vishwamitrapriya: Vishwamitra’s loved one
  107. Yajvane: Performer of Yagnas

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