The Question and Answer section for The Ramayana is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think Rama was an avatar of lord Vishnu.
I've been looking for Vishwamitra's sub-caste to no avail. You are correct that he was born into the Kshatriya (ruling class); he later attained the brahma rishis, which is the highest form of rishis.
I will continue to look for the...
Mareecha shows up in the form of a beautiful Golden Deer in order to lure Rama away.