Sri Ramacandra Astakam

Lord Rama is considered one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. It is attributed that he is the seventh avatar, and was a king of Ayodhya. He is the main character of the famous epic the Ramayana, where he is portrayed as a noble and pious leader, while at the same time being a courageous warrior. 

Rama's life and journey is one of adherence to dharma despite harsh tests and obstacles and many pains of life and time. He is pictured as the ideal man and the perfect human. For the sake of his father's honour, Ram abandons his claim to Ayodhaya's throne to serve an exile of fourteen years in the forest. His wife Sita and brother Lakshmana decide to join him, and all three spend the fourteen years in exile together. While in exile, Sita is kidnapped by  the demon king Ravana, the monarch of Lanka.  After a long and arduous search, Rama fights a colossal war against Ravana's armies. In a war of powerful and magical beings, greatly destructive weaponry and battles, Rama slays Ravana in battle and liberates his wife. Having completed his exile, Rama returns to be crowned king in Ayodhya and eventually becomes emperor, rules with happiness, peace, prosperity and justice. 

The legend of Rama is so popular all over India and many asian countries. 

Sri Ramacandra Astakam is a chant composed in his honor.