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History of Rama worship[edit]

When did the worship of Rama begin ? How old is the oldest Rama temple in India or for that matter in Southeast Asia ?Jonathansammy (talk)

As long as we're discussing this, is the standard spelling SriRam or Sriram ? (If both are used, perhaps it would be a good idea to agree on a consistent one.) – AndyFielding (talk) 18:39, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

It should have been Sriram. Thanks for pointing outJonathansammy (talk) 23:19, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Grammar questions[edit]

I have questions about two sections of paragraph 2:

The phenomenon of an avatar is observed in Hinduism, Ayyavazhi, and Sikhism.

These faiths describe multiple avatars (divine incarnations). So rather than "an avatar" (in religion, characteristically implying a generic reference to a unique occurrence, as "the phenomenon of a divine birth" in Christianity), shouldn't this say "The phenomena of avatars..." (plural) or "The phenomenon of the avatar..." (as one would say "The diamond is a form of carbon") ?

Avatar is regarded as one of the core principles of Hinduism.

Similarly, shouldn't this be "The avatar..." (describing a principle) ?
I haven't presumed to make any of these changes, as there are others here with much greater knowledge of the topic. – AndyFielding (talk) 18:33, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Kuldevata[edit]

Are there any instances where Rama is worshipped as the family deity ( Kuldevata) ?Jonathansammy (talk) 22:22, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Puranic Claims of Date of Lord Ramachandra's appearance[edit]

I know the issue has been raised about the date of Lord Rama's birth. The other authors were trying to make a point of historical truth. I am not. The point should be made in this article that the Puranas state that Lord Rama appeared in the 24th yuga cycle. As your other article states, the puranic estimate of our current date is in the 28th yuga cycle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_units_of_time#The_current_date

There are 2 specific sources for the Lord Rama's appearance in the 24th yuga cycle:

Vayu Purana (70.47-48), Matsya Purana (47/240,243-246)

Amalag (talk) 16:03, 23 February 2015 (UTC)