Bharata

bharat
Bharata was the son of Dashratha’s third wife Kaikeyi. Rama was extremely fond of his younger brother Bharata. His name was carefully selected by Sage Vashishtha for his innate ability to look after the welfare of the subjects and keep them well fed and nurtured. In the kingdom of Rama, the care of subjects and welfare of his people was a task assigned to Bharata. Shatrughna and Lakshmana were younger than Bharata. The single motto of Bharat’s life was to follow the example set by Rama’s ideal behavior. He cheerfully carried out whatever task was given to him by Rama. None could match Bharata in his attitude of sacrifice, un-worldliness and devotion. He was as close to Rama as one could be.
When Kaikeyi was cajoled by her cunning maid Manthara to ask Dashratha for the two boons he owed her, a fourteen-year exile for Rama and the throne for Bharata, Shatrughna and Bharata were away visiting his uncle at Kaikey (near present day Kashmir). On returning to Ayodhya, Bharata heard that Rama, Lakshmana and Sita have left for the forest and Dashratha has passed away in grief, he was greatly shocked. He considered the throne and crown as the root cause of selfish behavior and disputes and decided to give it up. Along with family members and court seniors, he went to the forest to persuade Rama to accept the throne. They reached Chitrakoot where the three, Rama, Lakshmana and Sita were living like ascetics in simple huts. However Rama persuaded Bharata to return to Ayodhya and told him that they must keep true to Dashratha’s vow. To be able to do so, Bharata, requested Rama for his charan paduka (sandals). He also stated that if Rama delayed his return to Ayodhya even a day longer than the promised fourteen years, Bharata would take his own life. He returned to Ayodhya and placed Rama’s paduka (sandals) symbolically on the throne. Considering himself a representative of Rama, he managed the affairs of the kingdom for fourteen years. Till Rama returned, Bharata lived in a simple but, like on ascetic at Nandigram near Ayodhya.
Bharat’s total devotion to Rama and his unquestioned adoration are held as role models and shine like a beacon of ideal character, illuminating the path for those who follow.
Bharata, Ramayana Characters

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pradeep Mahto

pradeep Mahto

Awesome and Interesting and we should follow all this things in our lives and it is a really great
moral…….

Story Life

Story Life

Yes, you are right.