Lord Ram in Haryana’s Culture
It is undoubtable that Lord Ram is worshipped not only in India but many countries like Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal and other Asian countries and not only in Hinduism but in Buddhism and Jainism too. But I am Going to talk about a state in Haryana that specifically known for its rough language, sports and Body builder yes, it’s “Haryana”. Although Haryana’s name symbolises the arrival of Lord Hari means Vishnu but here means the arrival of Lord Krishna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra not Lord Ram. But it is always strange for that how Ram is inbuilt in Haryanvi culture yes, I say culture because in Haryana Ram is more of a culture symbol and represent god or hidden power.
People from Haryana very less say salutation words like hello, Hi, Namaste or anything that is popular in other state but always use the word “Ram Ram” in their greetings. When some good happens “Ram ji nai chokha kar diya” means “Ram ji did well” or vice versa in case some bad happens.
Rain is mostly symbolising with Ram. When Rain Came elderly people says that “Ram ji Barsan Laag Rahya hai” Means Ramji is Raining. In every communication Lord Ram’s name is widely used beside any other deity’s word. The state of Haryana is basically of an agriculture state having rituals and belief are surrounded around harvest.
People around Haryana are mixed up in their deity’s belief unlike Durga in Bengal and Ganesha in Maharashtra, Kartikeya in South India. No particular deity popular in Haryana every household Hindu temple in an average Haryanvi’s Home consist the idols of all major deity’s and usually celebrate all major festival be associate with different deities.
Its Hard to get how Haryanvi Culture accustomed with Ram.
Is it because earlier Haryana is part of Punjab and Sikh reverts Ram is nirgun Brahm ?