Why was Rama Worshiped As God? or Why Rama is a God in India?
As we know in some east Asian countries also he is a “God”.
To understand this, we need to understand the culture of India over the ages.
Philosophy and Religion were debated and refined in India over thousands of years.
As they got refined, People arrived at a definition of “God” as he himself does not appear in front of you or anybody.
Those who appeared came back to society and gave more philosophy.
Ultimately, People have to rely on some qualities which are not found in normal human beings,
Hence if a Rishi comes up with an explanation for a specific human being who demonstrated these qualities, people started worshiping him or her as God or Goddess.
The Life of Rama is full of struggle and faced with complicated moral dilemmas.
Rama solved these complicated dilemmas by following “Dharma“.
He Led a life of unflinching moral compasses.(May people argue about this without reading the original Sanskrit version of Ramayana and not considering the time period and society in which he lived)
True Leadership in all situations in his life.
Here below the qualities listed.
गुणवान् (guṇavān = principled person)
वीर्यवान् (vīryavān = potential one)
धर्मज्ञः (dharmajñaḥ = conscientious)
कृतज्ञः (kṛtajñaḥ = Redeemer)
सत्य वाक्यो (satya vākyo = truth-teller)
धृढ व्रतः (dhṛḍha vrataḥ = self-determined in his deed)
चारित्रेण च को युक्तः (cāritreṇa ca ko yuktaḥ = Blent with good-conduct)
सर्व भूतेषु को हितः (sarva bhūteṣu ko hitaḥ = Benign, in respect of all beings)
विद्वान् (vidvān = adept)
समर्थः (samarthaḥ = ablest)
एक प्रिय दर्शनः (eka priya darśanaḥ = Uniquely good-looking)
आत्मवान् (ātmavān = Courageous)
जित क्रोधो (jita krodho = One who has controlled his anger)
द्युतिमान् (dyutimān = Brilliant one)
अनसूयकः (anasūyakaḥ = Not jealous)
बिभ्यति देवाः च जात रोषस्य संयुगे. (kasya bibhyati devāḥ ca jāta roṣasya saṃyuge = Even whom do the gods fear, when provoked to war)