Rama represents an ideal man, in the epic Ramayana which depicts him as the perfect son, devoted brother, true husband, trusted friend, ideal king and a noble adversary. And is an incarnation of Vishnu who came to save the rishis (sages) from the evils done by asuras (demons). He is usually shown carrying a bow and arrow that show Rama is always ready to destroy evil and protect righteousness. He is an embodiment of Dharma. Rama is depicted with his Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, who represent the virtues of the ideal wife/ woman, brother and devotee, respectively.