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Why Lord Ram Is Known As Ramachandra?

Lord Ram belongs to the Solar Dynasty but his name has Chandra or moon attached to it. So, how did Lord Ram come to be known as Ramachandra. The story was told by Kaushalya, mother of Lord Rama, to Mata Sita.

Once, child Rama refused to sleep. He wanted the moon to sleep beside him on his bed. Kaushalya tired numerous methods to put Rama to sleep but he was adamant.

Finally, Kaushalya took a flat pot filled with water and put it near Rama on his bed. The moon reflected on the water in the pot and Rama slept peacefully with the moon.

From that day Rama came to be known as Ramachandra.