If in each family the virtues illustrated in Ramayana are embodied, the Universe will be resplendent with joy and peace! All of you know, Dasaratha ruled Ayodhya and had four sons: Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna. Well, if in some city called Ayodhya, there was once a ruler named Dasharatha and had a son called Rama, why should we celebrate Rama’s birth, at this time and age? Go a little deep into the story and you will realise that Dasharatha is not the ruler of a far-off land! Ayodhya means a city that is unconquerable, into which the enemy cannot penetrate, an impregnable fortress. It represents the Atma, the heart where the Lord resides, which is beyond temptations, the subtle foes of passion and emotion, impulse and instinct. And Dasharatha? The person who was in full control of his ratha (chariot) – the ten entities namely, the body with the five senses of action and the five senses of knowledge!