During Rama and Krishna avatars, which are considered
Poorna avatars, the Lord assumes a human form and lives
among human beings, subjecting Himself to the pressures
of life. This enables people to get a glimpse of the limitless
nature of His auspicious qualities and provides many
opportunities to learn the values in life and seek salvation
as well, pointed out Oragadam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha
Swamy in a discourse.
All the azhwars have sung the glory of Rama.
Nammazhwar in particular, who has sung on all the
incarnations of the Lord and is known for his penchant for
Krishna avatar, is wonder-struck by the unique graces of
He is overwhelmed that the Lord who is not bound by
any karma is born as Rama to alleviate the suferings of the
people. Has he not undergone more suferings than what
most of us face in life, he asks. Though the heir to the
throne of Ayodhya, Rama leaves the city and goes in search
of the rakshasas who are bent upon harassing innocent
people. He protects the people from the demons and vows
to grant salvation to all who surrender to Him.
Valmiki, who is contemporaneous with the period of
Rama avatar, is inspired to write the story of Rama and
bequeath this valuable repertoire of never ending
inspiration for the entire humanity.
Having heard of His greatness through the Ramayana,
will anyone hesitate to worship Him, asks Nammazhwar.
The azhwar exhorts people to emulate Rama, for there is
none better than Rama from whom one can learn whatever
needs to be learnt. Such has been the impact of His life that
He conferred the highest status to every being and every
object, animate or inanimate, without any exception.