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SRI HANUMAN JAYANTI (THE APPEARANCE DAY OF LORD HANUMAN)

Lord Hanuman!- 11th Rudra of Mahadev, The Ultimate Mythological Hero, A Spectacular Combination of marvellous Knowledge & Immeasurable Strength, The Protector, Troubleshooter & Adroit, The Symbol of Devotion & Dedication, The Imperishable & Invincible.

The great monkey God is also one of the avatars of Lord Shiva. It is said that Lord Shiva took birth in the form of Hanuman to serve Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Rama.

A manifestation of the cosmic Vayu & the life giving Anjani ..He’s the remover of obstacles. Hanuman Ji embodies humility, love, strength, knowledge and virtue ..
With Lord RAMA in his heart he’s present in every “Yuga”.

Lord Hanuman is worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. May Lord Hanuman give you his strength, bless you with his perseverance and grant you art of Devotion as he had for Lord Rama !

Lord Hanuman gets pleased very soon. Lord Hanuman is immortal due to the blessings of Goddess Sita. It is believed that even today, wherever Hanuman Chalisa, Sundarkand, Ramcharit Manas or Ramayan is being read, Lord Hanuman always appear there.

Lord Hanuman epitomizes the devotional attitude that a person should have towards God. He showed the way to all the mankind. His devotion to Rama made him Chiranjeevi (immortal). He is everywhere. He who has devotion beholds Him, and receives His blessing.

Lord Hanuman is the greatest example of complete surrender to his God .Devotion should be like the Devotion of lord Hanuman just devoid of self.

Lord Hanuman is a manifestation of the Cosmic Vayu, the universal Prana that is source of all power, of which the forces of technology are but shadows. May that transformative power of Hanuman arise within you.

Lord Hanuman is the ultimate defender of Hindu Dharma. Time for Hanuman to awaken, reclaim his powers, and remove the many modern Ravanas from power. Let every Hindu become Hanuman!

Lord Hanuman endows us with the Atma-Shakti or self-power to realise our higher potential and accomplish what is magical.

Lord Hanuman is the great hero of the Ramayana, the wonderful story’s most fascinating character. Though having the form of a monkey, he is said to be the greatest sage, yogi and devotee. What is the inner meaning of this magical figure?

Lord Hanuman is portrayed as the son of Vayu, the wind God. This explains his speed of movement, his power to become as small or large as he likes, and his incredible strength. But there are many other yogic secrets hidden behind his symbolism.

SIGNIFICANCE OF

HANUMAN JAYANTI

CELEBRATION:

Hanuman Jayanti celebration indicates the balanced coexistence of the whole human fraternity with nature’s incredible creature, Lord Hanuman from Vanara community. People from the Hindu religion worship Lord Hanuman as a divine creature. This celebration has lots of importance to all, however, Brahmacharis, wrestlers and bodybuilders are especially inclined towards this celebration. There are many names through which Lord Hanuman is famous among his devotees like Bajrangabali, Pavanasuta, Pavankumar, Mahavira, Balibima, Marutsuta, Anjanisut, Sankat Mochan, Anjaneya, Maruti, Rudra and many more.

Hanuman avatar is considered as the 11th Rudra avatar of the Lord Siva with great devotion, strength, knowledge, divine power, bravery, intelligence, spirit for selfless service and etc. He has devoted his life only for his Lord Rama and Mata Sita and never shows his bravery and intelligence without any purpose. The devotees of the Lord Hanuman always pray him for getting blessed with the same for their bright future. He is worshipped in many ways by his devotees; some meditates by repeating his name many times to get power, fame, success and etc in the life whereas some read the Hanuman Chalisa to get the same.

Becoming Hanuman:

To become Hanuman we must awaken to our inner nature as a portion of cosmic consciousness. Each one of us has the power of the entire universe within us.

But we can only recognise this when we become aware of our inner Self, what the Upanishads call the antaryami or inner controller. Hanuman is the force of Rama working within us, the strength of our innermost self that is the ruler of all.

It is Hanuman alone who can discover Sita Devi. Sita represents the deeper Self-knowledge or Atma Vidya, through which Rama or the self can be fully realised.

Sita is also the feminine principle of space and receptivity that the cosmic Vayu depends upon. Without Hanuman, we cannot find Sita, and Rama cannot fulfill his destiny of the highest dharma.

Let us not forget our own deeper cosmic energy in our fascination with the latest information technology that is but its shadow. Hanuman reveals to us the way of transcendence.

Jai Sri Ram!

Jai Jai Hanuman!

Jai Bajrang Bali!

HANUMAN CHALISA

Hanuman Chalisa is a Hindu devotional hymn addressed to Hanuman. It was authored by 16th Century poet Tulsidas in the Awadhi language. The word “chālīsā” is derived from “chālīs”, which means the number forty in Hindi, as the Hanuman Chalisa has 40 verses (excluding the couplets at the beginning and at the end).

Hanuman is a vanara (a monkey-like humanoid deity), a devotee of Lord Rama, and one of the central characters in the Indian epic poem, the Ramayana. Folk tales acclaim the powers of Hanuman, and he is considered by many to be an avatar of the god Shiva. The qualities of Hanuman – his strength, courage, wisdom, celibacy, devotion to Rama and the many names by which he was known – are detailed in the Hanuman Chalisa. There are more temples devoted to Hanuman than any other deity in India, and recitation or chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa is a common religious practice. The Hanuman Chalisa is the most popular hymn in praise of Hanuman, and is recited by millions of Hindus every day.

Introduction Doha Part I

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj
Nij mane mukure sudhar
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu
Jo dayaku phal char

After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollen dust of holy Guru’s Lotus feet. I Profess the pure, untainted glory of Shri Raghuvar which bestows the four-fold fruits of life.(Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).

Introduction Doha Part II

Budhi Hin Tanu Janike
Sumirau Pavan Kumar
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe
Harahu Kalesa Vikar

Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I concentrate my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to relieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.

Verse 1

Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar
Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar

Victory to thee, O’Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All hail to you O’Kapisa! (fountain-head of power,wisdom and Shiva-Shakti) You illuminate all the three worlds (Entire cosmos) with your glory.

Verse 2

Ram doot atulit bal dhama
Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama

You are the divine messenger of Shri Ram. The repository of immeasurable strength, though known only as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.

Verse 3

Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi
Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi

With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra) you are valiant and brave. On you attends good Sense and Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.

Verse 4

Kanchan varan viraj subsea
Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

Your physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dress is pretty. You wear ear rings and have long curly hair.

Verse 5

Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje
Kandhe moonj janehu sajai

You carry in your hand a lightening bolt along with a victory (kesari) flag and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder.

Verse 6

Sankar suvan kersi Nandan
Tej pratap maha jag vandan

As a descendant of Lord Shankar, you are a comfort and pride of Shri Kesari. With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you are propitiated all over the universe.

Verse 7

Vidyavan guni ati chatur
Ram kar karibe ko aatur

You are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accomplished, always keen to carry out the behests of Shri Ram.

Verse 8

Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya
Ram Lakhan Sita man basiya

You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the narration of Shri Ram’s Life Stories. Your heart is filled with what Shri Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in the hearts of Ram, Lakshman and Sita.

Verse 9

Sushma roop dhari siyahi dikhava
Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava

You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to her in humility. You assumed an awesome form and struck terror by setting Lanka on fire.

Verse 10

Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare

With over-whelming you destroyed the Asuras (demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ram with great skill.

Verse 11

Laye Sanjivan Lakhan jiyaye
Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye

You brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restored Lakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfully embraced you with his heart full of joy.

Verse 12

Raghupati kinhi bahut badai
Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai

Shri Raghupati (Shri Ram) lustily extolled your excellence and said: “You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat.”

Verse 13

Sahas badan tumharo yash gave
Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave

Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories; saying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman).

Verse 14

Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa
Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa

When prophets like Sanka, even the Saga Like Lord Brahma, the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha (one of immeasurable dimensions).

Verse 15

Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te
Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te

Even Yamraj (God of Death) Kuber ( God of Wealth) and the Digpals (deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe) have been vying with one another in offering homage to your glories. How then, can a mere poet give adequate expression of your super excellence.

Verse 16

Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha
Ram milaye rajpad deenha
Tumharo mantro Vibeeshan mana
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana

You rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him with Shri Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By heading your advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is known all over the Universe.

Verse 17

Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu
Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu

On your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulous distance of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet luscious fruit.

Verse 18

Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee

Carring the Lord’s Signet Ring in your mouth, there is hardly any wonder that easily leapt across the ocean.

Verse 19

Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete
Sugam anugraha tumhre tete

The burden of all difficult tasks of the world becomes light with your kind grace.

Verse 20

Ram dware tum rakhvare
Hoat na agya binu paisare

You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram’s Divine Abode. No one can enter it without your permission.

Verse 21

Sub such lahai tumhari saran
Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na

All comforts of the worlds lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all divine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign protection.

Verse 22

Aapan tej samharo aapai
Tenhon lok hank ke kanpai

You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All the three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.

Verse 23

Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai
Mahavir jab naam sunavai

All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the sheer mention of your great name, O’Mahaveer!!

Verse 24

Nase rog harai sab peera
Japat nirantar Hanumant beera

All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly Shri Hanuman’s holy name.

Verse 25

Sankat se Hanuman chudavai
Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai

Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds with Sincerity and Faith, are rescue from all crises in life.

Verse 26

Sub par Ram tapasvee raja
Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja

All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme Lord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks very easy.

Verse 27

Aur manorath jo koi lavai
Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai

Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith and sincerity, will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of human life.

Verse 28

Charon Yug partap tumhara
Hai persidh jagat ujiyara

All through the four ages you magnificent glory is acclaimed far and wide. Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos.

Verse 29

Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware
Asur nikandan Ram dulhare

You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages and destroy all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.

Verse 30

Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata
Us var deen janki mata

You can grant to any one, any yogic power of Eight Siddhis (power to become light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis (Riches, comfort, power, prestige, fame, sweet relationship etc). This boon has been conferred upon you by Mother Janki.

Verse 31

Ram rasayan tumhare pasa
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa

You possess the power of devotion to Shri Ram. In all rebirths you will always remain Shri Raghupati’s most dedicated disciple.

Verse 32

Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai
Janam janam ke dukh bisravai

Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ram and become free from sufferings of several births.

Verse 33

Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee
Jahan janam Hari-Bhakht Kahayee

If at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram, thereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord’s devotee.

Verse 34

Aur devta Chit na dharehi
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi

One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation, as devotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.

Verse 35

Sankat kate mite sab peera
Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera

One is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies of rebirth in the world. One who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.

Verse 36

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin

Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses. Let your victory over the evil be firm and final. Bless me in the capacity as my supreme guru (teacher).

Verse 37

Jo sat bar path kare kohi
Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi

One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.

Verse 38

Jo yah pade Hanuman Chalissa
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa

All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The Fourty Chaupais) regularly are sure to be benefited. Such is the evidence of no less a witness as Bhagwan Sankar.

Verse 39

Tulsidas sada hari chera
Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera

Tulsidas as a bonded slave of the Divine Master, stays perpetually at his feet, he prays “Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart and soul”.

Verse 40

Pavantnai sankar haran,
Mangal murti roop.
Ram Lakhan Sita Sahit,
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.

Oh! Conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are a symbol of Auspiciousness. Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart. Oh! King of Gods.

Some Interesting and Unique Lord Hanuman Stories

1) Lord Hanuman had also written the Ramayana but discarded it as Valmiki knew that his version would not stand a chance & will remain unnoticed against Lord Hanuman’s .

2) The popular picture/ painting of Hanuman ripping open his chest, revealing an image of Rama & Sita comes from the story when Hanuman refused a gift Sita gave him, as he could not accept anything that did not have Rama’s name on it. He rips open his chest to show their image.

3) A mischief by Narada resulted in a death sentence for Hanuman & Lord Rama was supposed to shoot him with his arrows. As Lord Hanuman kept chanting Lord Rama’s name , all of Rama’s arrows , including the Brahmastra failed to harm.

4) As long as Hanuman stands guard, even Yama cannot enter to take Rama away to Vaikuntha . Thus Rama drops his ring deep into the earth, into the kingdom of serpents & requests #Hanuman to fetch it. So he is not standing guard against Yama.

5) Hanuman protects Arjuna in the battle of Kurukshetra , as Arjuna ‘s chariot had Hanuman on the flag. As soon as the war is over, Lord Krishna orders Arjuna to step down from the chariot & he thanks Hanuman . Hanuman comes out of the flag , bows to Krishna & leaves. Hanuman protects Arjuna
In the war at Kurukshetra , Hanuman is represented on a flag on Arjuna ‘s chariot . War over , as soon as Hanuman leaves , when Arjuna steps down, it burns to ashes. Krishna explains : Hanuman protected the chariot .

6) Five faced Hanuman : The 5 faces of Hanuman are: Narasimha, Garuda, Varaha, Hayagriva & that of himself . He only takes this form once to kill Ahiravan , the brother of Ravan , who had kidnapped Rama & Laxman . This is known as the Panch-mukhi Hanuman.

7) Seeing Sita apply Sindoor , for the long life of Lord Rama , Hanuman applies Sindoor all over his body. Impressed with his devotion to Lord Rama , the Lord blesses him .

The Bell in Lord Hanuman’s tail

The Bell in Hanuman’s tail – is an interesting feature that can be seen not just in Vyasa-Anjaneya pratima-s but also in many pratima-s across Bharata bhUmi. I have learnt one legend associated with it from elders.

Here is the legend…

Before leaving for Lanka, Sri Rama raised an army of monkeys & bears. He assured the families of these warriors that “I loose none but will return with all.”

Vanara(Monkey) army was filled with many varieties of monkeys with varied shape, size& battle power. ‘singilIka’ was one such monkey variety of dwarf vAnarAs. singilIkA-s don’t carry weapons but use teeth & nails to attack enemies. They engage in deadly melees&fall upon enemy en-mass.

Now, we come to the time & setting wherein an epic battle between Rama & Ravana was raging. Many of Ravana’s finest generals & warriors including his many sons have fallen in the battle. Left with no option, Ravana woke up his sleeping, giant sibling – Kumbhakarna.

Ravana ordered him to fight Rama. Kumbhakarna tried to reason with his elder brother but went into battle due to brotherly love. He came to battle field raiding a huge chariot. This chariot was decorated with a string of tiny bells around its canopy.

The giant Rakshasa fought with great gusto only to succumb to deadly rAma bANa. As Kumbhakarna started falling off from chariot, his hand hit against a bell hung to the canopy. Due to the impact of Kumbhakarna’s mighty hand, the bell got disjointed & fell on the ground.

That very moment, a team of 1000 singilIka-s were moving towards a rakshasa. They got trapped under this bell which was a huge as a mountain for their size. Unaware of what befell on them & unable to figure out why sudden darkness wrapped them in, singilIkAs started worrying.

Few moments later, one monkey said “I fear no one would be saving us?” Another said “We are doomed.” Yet another said “It is our fault to come here.” After sometime, some monkeys have started finding fault with their king, Sugreeva.

The fit of rage caught up with many & they began to accuse Rama & Hanuma as the reason for their misery. An aged monkey among the lot shouted over others to calm down & said “Let us not loose hope in Sri Rama. Let’s chant his nAma & see what happens.”

Having got nothing much to do singilIkA-s one-by-one engaged in Rama nama smaraNa.

Meanwhile, outside the bell, Ravana too got killed by Rama bANa marking the end of the battle. Now, Rama sitting in his camp ordered Sugreeva to take a count of his armies. Sugreeva returned to Rama with 1000 nos. short. Rama ordered for re-count but to no avail.

Rama got up by saying to Hanuma – “Lead the way into the battle field, I will search for the missing companions.” On hearing this, Hanuma started towards the battle field strewn with bodies of slain rakshas, broken charriots, spears, shields etc.

As Hanuma was clearing the debris, Rama started looking either sides for clues that could lead to missing monkeys. Little far into the field, Rama stopped midway & pointed towards a bell.

All got surprised by this act & were looking quizzically at Rama. Meanwhile, Hanuma having understood the mind of Rama, instantaneously put his tail into the ring of the bell & lifted it gently.

There, inside the bell, were 1000 tiny monkey warriors with closed eyes & tAraka nAma on their lips. Thus went a uproar “Jaya Jaya Rama…Jaya Jaya Rama” like a thunder from the sky.

Having the silence thus far surrounding them shattered & a flood of bright light hitting their eyes, those small singilIkA-s came to senses & opened their eyes.

Ah! There He is…AjAnubAhu, aravinda dalAyatAksha, niShAcharadhvamsi, the ever beautiful Rama Swamy!

Unable to believe their bhAgya & caught unprepared to welcome it, those singilIkA-s stood like images drawn by a skilled painter. An another round of applause by rest of army caused the tiny warriors to know what to be done next.

They prostrated before the lotus feet of Sri Rama in reverence, with devotion but more importantly to condone their retribution of doubting Sri Rama.

Rama smiled & bestowed his sacred ‘karaspArsha’ that even Sri Lakshmi can’t have at Her will.

Later Rama turned his eyes towards Hanuma, standing tall among kapi-s but slightly bent in obedience in his Swamy’s presence. A shining bell in his tail he looked like prasanna, abhaya, varada AnjanEya. Bhagawan Rama was beyond limits to see him so.

Rama bestowed a boon that whoever worship Hanuma with bell in tail will be bestowed with greater jnAna, bhakti & vairAgya. They will be brought out from ignorance just like how those singilIkA-s were released by vAyuputra from darkness.

Jai Jai Bajrang Bali!

Forever And Together ❤

Nothing can separate us, even death. We are connected with eternal love. Let us stay together in this world and in the heaven.

There are many love stories in this world, but ours is the sweetest. It is sweet because you are in the love story. Will you be with me forever?

Life looks so beautiful, when you are around. The world looks so lifeless, when you are not around. Will you make my life beautiful by holding my hand?

I can’t imagine my life without you. Will you hold my hand tight for the rest of the life? Please be mine.

I adore you, and I love you. I want you for the rest of my life. Please be with me for the rest of my life.

I wanted someone to care, I wanted someone to love, I wanted someone to be true, and all I want is someone like you.

No words can express my love for you. I see love for me in your eyes. Will you be with me for a 7 life time.

If I look into your eyes, will you read my feelings, if I reach out my hand, will you hold my hand. If I ask to spend a lifetime will you marry me

Your smile makes me smile, your cry makes my eye wet. I can share any emotion with you. You are my life. Be with me always.

When we are together, I don’t bother about the world, your heart is my place and I find peace in your arms. Heaven is where ever you are. Please be mine forever.

My day begins with you, my life ends without you. You are everything in my life. Let’s be together to enjoy the magic of love.

Days are brighter, and world is more beautiful when you are with me. Will you be with me for a lifetime.

I want you to be with me till the sun and moon are in the sky, till the water is blue, and stars shine bright. Will you be with me forever?

When I am working, you are in my mind, when I sleep, you are awake you are before my eyes, when I am idle, you are in my thoughts, please be with me always.

PS – To my love.

AYODHYA, THE RIGHTEOUS KINGDOM OF LORD SRI RAMA

Rich in royal worth and valour, rich in holy Vedic lore,
Dasaratha ruled his empire in the happy days of yore,

Loved of men in fair Ayodhya, sprung of ancient Solar Race,
Royal rishi in his duty, saintly rishi in his grace,

Great as INDRA in his prowess, bounteous as KUVERA kind,
Dauntless deeds subdued his foemen, lofty faith subdued his mind!

Like the ancient monarch Manu, father of the human race,
Dasa-ratha ruled his people with a father’s loving grace,

Truth and Justice swayed each action and each baser motive quelled
People’s Love and Monarch’s Duty every thought and deed impelled,

And his town like INDRA’S city, tower and dome and turret brave-
Rose in proud and peerless beauty on Sarayu’s limpid wave!

Peaceful lived the righteous people, rich in wealth in merit high,
Envy dwelt not in their bosoms and their accents shaped no lie,

Fathers with their happy households owned their cattle, corn, and gold,
Galling penury and famine in Ayodhya had no hold,

Neighbours lived in mutual kindness helpful with their ample wealth,
None who begged the wasted refuse, none who lived by fraud and stealth!

And they wore the gem and earring, wreath and fragrant sandal paste,
And their arms were decked with bracelets, and their necks with nishkas graced,

Cheat and braggart and deceiver lived not in the ancient town,
Proud despiser of the lowly wore not insults in their frown,

Poorer fed not on the richer, hireling friend upon the great,
None with low and lying accents did upon the proud man wait

Men to plighted vows were faithful, faithful was each loving wife,
Impure thought and wandering fancy stained not holy wedded life,

Robed in gold and graceful garments, fair in form and fair in face,
Winsome were Ayodhya’s daughters, rich in wit and woman’s grace

Twice-born men were free from passion, lust of gold and impure greed,
Faithful to their Rites and Scriptures, truthful in their word and deed,

Altar blazed in every mansion, from each home was bounty given,
‘Stooped no man to fulsome falsehood, questioned none the will of Heaven.

Kshatras bowed to holy Brahmans, Vaisyas to the Kshatras bowed
Toiling Sudras lived by labour, of their honest duty proud,

To the Gods and to the Fathers, to each guest in virtue trained,
Rites were done with true devotion as by holy writ ordained,

Pure each caste in due observance, stainless was each ancient rite,
And the nation thrived and prospered by its old and matchless might,

And each man in truth abiding lived a long and peaceful life,
With his sons and with his grandsons, with his loved and honoured wife.

Thus was ruled the ancient city by her monarch true and bold,
As the earth was ruled by Mann in the misty days of old,

Troops who never turned in battle, fierce as fire and strong and brave,
Guarded well her lofty ramparts as the lions guard the cave.

Steeds like INDRA’S in their swiftness came from far Kamboja’s land,
From Vanaya and Vahlika and from Sindhu’s rock-bound strand,

Elephants of mighty stature from the Vindhya mountains came,
Or from deep and darksome forests round Himalay’s peaks of fame,

Matchless in their mighty prowess, peerless in their wondrous speed,
Nobler than the noble tuskers sprung from high celestial breed.

Thus Ayodhya, ‘virgin city, faithful to her haughty name,
Ruled by righteous Dasa-ratha won a world-embracing fame,

Strong-barred gates and lofty arches, tower and dome and turret high
Decked the vast and peopled city fair as mansions of the sky.

Queens of proud and peerless beauty born of houses rich in fame,
Loved of royal Dasa-ratha to his happy mansion came,

Queen Kausalya blessed with virtue true and righteous Rama bore,
Queen Kaikeyi young and beauteous bore him Bharat rich in lore,

Queen Simitra bore the bright twins, Lakshman and Satruglina bold,
Four brave princes served their father in the happy days of old!

LORD SRI RAMA: QUOTES FROM HINDU VEDIC SCRIPTURE

“O Lord, You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who have accepted the brahmanas as Your worshipable deity. Your knowledge and memory are never disturbed by anxiety. You are the chief of all famous persons within this world, and Your lotus feet are worshiped by sages who are beyond the jurisdiction of punishment. O Lord Ramachandra, let us offer our respectful obeisances unto You.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 9.11.7

“He was a saintly king, and everything in His character was good, untinged by qualities like anger. He taught good behavior for everyone, especially for householders, in terms of varnashrama-dharma. Thus He taught the general public by His personal activities.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 9.10.54

“Those persons who always chant “Shri Ram”, “Shri Ram”, without any doubt would get victory as well as salvation and happiness.”~Ram sthava Raja

“O mind, remember Rama, who has a resplendent crown on His head, a pair of pendants in His ears, a lovely caste-mark on His forehead and ornaments on His lustrous body. His arms that reach the knees are holding the bow and arrows.”~Sri Rama Stuti

“O Maharaja Pariksit, best of the Bharata dynasty, during the reign of Lord Ramachandra the forests, the rivers, the hills and mountains, the states, the seven islands and the seven seas were all favorable in supplying the necessities of life for all living beings.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 9.10.52

“Those persons who always chant “Shri Rama”, “Shri Rama”, without any doubt would get victory as well as salvation and happiness.”~Rama sthava Raja

“Meditate on Ram, the star of Raghu dynasty who is valorous and an expert in archery, the lotus eyed Lord who blesses us with all that is good.”~Ram sthava Raja

Sukadeva Goswami said:
“Lord Ramachandra became King during Treta-yuga, but because of His good government, the age was like Satya-yuga. Everyone was religious and completely happy.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 9.10.51

“May the Supreme Personality of Godhead’s holy names, His transcendental forms, His carriers and all the weapons decorating Him as personal associates protect our intelligence, senses, mind and life air from all dangers.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 6.8.30

“Wherever Lord Ramachandra visited, the people approached Him with paraphernalia of worship and begged the Lord’s blessings. “O Lord,” they said, “as You rescued the earth from the bottom of the sea in Your incarnation as a boar, may You now maintain it. Thus we beg Your blessings.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 9.11.29

“Mother Sita was very submissive, faithful, shy and chaste, always understanding the attitude of her husband. Thus by her character, her love and service she completely attracted the mind of the Lord.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 9.10.55

Hanuman chanted the following mantra:
“Since Lord Shri Ramachandra is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vasudeva, He is not attached to anything in this material world. He is the most beloved Supersoul of all self-realized souls, and He is their very intimate friend.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 5.19.6

“During the reign of Lord Ramachandra, the streets of the capital, Ayodhya, were sprinkled with perfumed water and drops of perfumed liquor, thrown about by elephants from their trunks. When the citizens saw the Lord personally supervising the affairs of the city in such opulence, they appreciated this opulence very much.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 9.11.26

HAPPY RAMNAVAMI (THE APPEARANCE DAY OF LORD RAM) TO EVERYONE 😊🙏🏻

LORD RAM/RAMA/SHRI RAMACHANDRA:

The 7th Incarnation of The God Vishnu, He was born in Treta Yuga. Maharshi Vashishtha had given him this name “Rama”.
The Perfect Avatar of Supreme Protector Lord Vishnu, The Symbol of Courtesy and Virtue, The Embodiment of Truth & Morality, The Best of Upholders of Dharma, Maryada Purushottam, The Exemplary Combination of Love, Compassion & Strength.

The words ‘rays’ and radiance’ come from the Sanskrit root word ‘ra’. ‘Ra’ means light, ‘Ma’ means within me, in my heart. So, Rama means the light within me. That which is radiant in every particle of being is Rama.

Lord Rama was born to Dasharath and Kousalya
Dasharath means ‘Ten Chariots’. The ten chariots symbolize the five sense organs and five organs of action. Kousalya means ‘skill’. The skilful rider of the ten chariots can give birth to Ram. When the ten are used skilfully, radiance is born within.

Lord Rama was born in Ayodhya. Ayodhya means ‘a place where no war can happen’. When there is no conflict in our mind, then the radiance can dawn.

The word Rama means one who is divinely blissful and who gives joy to others, and one in whom the sages rejoice. Try to be Rama in actions.

Lord Rama was born on the 9th day of Chaitra Navratras. He killed Ravan on 10th day after worshipping Shakti for 9 days during Sharadiya Navratras. Hindus should ponder this image.

The Lord of the Raghus, King Ramacandra! The purifier of the fallen! Glories to Sri Sri Sita Rama! The auspicious Lord of the Mountain, Sita Rama! The Ones dear to the devotees, Sita Rama! All glories, all glories to the descendent of the Raghu dynasty!

Glories to Sri Rama, who is the Giver of happiness, the Auspicious One, who is as lustrous as the moon, to the ever-lasting one, the Lotus-eyed One, the Abode of Laksmi, the King of kings, and the Most Exalted of the Raghu dynasty.

Though His face is like a spotless moon, still it is further brightened by a shining crown of jewels. His earrings resemble Jupiter and Venus rising in the evening sky. I forever worship this Lord Sri Rama, guru of the three worlds.

Lord Rama is the personification of dharma. Lord Rama is called Maryada Purushottama; an epitome of the Perfect Man or Lord of Self-Control. A person of impeccable integrity and moral values.

According to Vishnu Sahasranama, a list of thousand names of Lord Vishnu, Rama is the 394th name of Lord Vishnu.

O Lord Ramacandra, O Husband of Sita, O Son of Dasaratha, O chief descendant of the Raghu dynasty, O lotus-eyed Son of Kausalya, O elder brother of Laksmana, O Master of Hanuman. Oh older brother of Bharata! O Lord Who holds a bow in His hand. all glories unto You!

O Lord who performed the activities of a saintly person wandering in the Danaka forest, O Lord who holds a bow in his hand, O killer of demon Dusana, O builder of the bridge across the ocean, O shelter of Vibhisana, O killer of Ravana, the daemonic king of Lanka, O Lord of the Kosala province, all glories upto you.

Chief of the house of Raghu, Lord Rama,
Upliflers of those who have fallen, Sita and Rama, Sita and Rama, Sita and Rama,
O beloved, praise Sita and Rama,
Glories to Rama, Glories to his devotee bhakta Hanuman,
Bless everyone with this wisdom, Lord.

Merciful Lord, Compassionate to poor n benefactor of Kaushalya is born, Mother is joyous on seeing him, thought of whose marvelous form steal hearts of sages.

Beautiful to the eyes, his hue like a rain-cloud, weapons in his four hands; a necklace of forest-flowers, large eyes, slayer of demon Khar is an ocean of beauty.

You’re compassion n bliss personified, an ocean of virtue; vedas n sages sing your glories. O Beloved of all, O Lord of Laxmi, you are born for my sake.

Vedas say You can create a universe from one pore of Your body by Your Maya. That you lived in my womb, even wise find it difficult to believe.

Lord Rama is

Sruta Bhashi: Rama always spoke truth

Hita Bhashi: He spoke whatever was pleasant to hear.

Mita Bhashi: He spoke very little.

Purva Bhashi: He did not wait for others to open a dialogue. He opened the conversation.

He was born to Vanquish the greatest Evil that existed Millennias ago

He was born to go the distance thousand of yojans(miles) over Lane & Sea to rescue his Love.

He was the first man to use most powerful weapon in ancient India Brahmastra(nuclear weapon)

He was born to be a complete Man

He was born to create Ram Rajya (a perfectly governed Kingdom)

He was born to give us hope that Good always Rises above Evil.

He was born to be Legend.

He was Ram.

Shri Ram/Rama is revered because he exemplified that no matter what trials & tribulations one goes through; one can go through life untouched & maintain absolute inner balance & equanimity.

Shri Ramachandra is hugely worshipped. He had continuous problems: the worst kind of drama was happening, a completely disastrous life, but he remained balanced. He did his administration and whatever work he had to do with such balance and efficiency that after thousands of years, when we talk about an ideal nation, we say “Rama Rajya” (a perfectly governed kingdom).
Whatever happened in his life, if just one of those things happened to someone, most people will crack up. He was facing serial disasters, but still he was doing everything to the best of his ability in the given moment and fulfilling his duties, whatever he had to do.

The Ramayana (an ancient vedic hindu epic poem, story of Lord Rama) is not just a story which happened long ago; it has a philosophical, spiritual significance and a deep truth in it. It is said that the Ramayana is happening in your own body.

Your soul is Rama, your mind is Sita(wife of Rama), your breath or life force(pranam) is Hanuman(greatest devotee of Rama), your awareness is Laxmana(younger brother of Rama), and your ego is Ravana(enemy of Lord Rama). When the mind was stolen by Ravana(the ego) then the soul got restless. Now the soul cannot reach the mind on its own, it has to take help of the breath – the prana. With the help of the prana, the mind got reunited with the soul, and the ego vanished.

You cannot control what the world throws at you. But what you make out of it is one hundred percent yours. Sri Rama is an epitome of this.

Ram Rajya is the rule of Dharma that honors the universal truth of Self-realization, such as the great Rishis and Yogis taught to Sri Ram, from the Ramayana to Yoga Vasishta.

May Lord Rama the epitome of righteous actions, compassion, simplicity, sacrifice, courage guide us in our path to attainment of a selfless life always.

#JaiShriRam

#RamNavami

#TheAppearanceDayofLordRama

RECITAL OF THE RAMAYANA

When the silent night was ended, and their pure ablutions done,
Joyous went the minstrel brothers, and their lofty lay begun,

Rama to the hermit minstrels lent a monarch’s willing car,
Blended with the simple music dulcet was the lay to hear,

And so sweet the chanted accents, Rama’s inmost soul was stirred,
With his royal guests and courtiers still the deathless lay he heard!

Heralds versed in old Puranas, Brahmans skilled in pious rite,
Minstrels deep in lore of music, poets fired by heavenly might,

Watchers of the constellations, min’sters of the festive day,
Men of science and of logic, bards who sang the ancient lay,

Painters skilled and merry dancers who the festive joy prolong
Hushed and silent in their wonder listed to the wondrous song!

And as poured the flood of music through the bright and livelong day,
Eyes and ears and hearts insatiate drank the nectar of the lay,

And the eager people whispered: ‘See the boys, how like our king
As two drops of limpid water from the parent bubble spring!

Were the boys no hermit-children, in the hermit’s garments clad,
We would deem them Rama’s image,-Rama as a youthful lad!’

Twenty cantos of the Epic thus the youthful minstrels sung,
And the voice of stringéd music through the Epic rolled along,

Out spake Rama in his wonder: ‘Scarce I know who these may be,
Eighteen thousand golden pieces be the children-minstrels’ fee!’

‘Not so,’ answered thus the children, ‘we in darksome forests dwell,
Gold and silver, bounteous monarch, forest life beseem not well!’

‘Noble children!’ uttered Rama, ‘dear to me the words you say,
Tell me who composed this Epic,-Father of this deathless Lay?’

‘Saint Valmiki,’ spake the minstrels, ‘framed the great immortal song
Four and twenty thousand verses to this noble Lay belong,

Untold tales of deathless virtue sanctify his sacred line,
And five hundred glorious cantos in this glorious Epic shine,

In six Books of mighty splendour was the poet’s task begun,
With a seventh Book, supplemental is the poet’s labour done,

All thy matchless deeds, O monarch, in this Lay will brighter shine,
List to us from first to ending if thy royal heart incline!’

‘Be it so,’ thus Rama answered, but the hours of day were o’er,
And Valmiki’s youthful pupils to their cottage came once more.

Rama with his guests and courtiers slowly left the royal hall,
Eager was his heart to listen, eager were the monarchs all,

And the voice of song and music thus was lifted day to day,
And from day to day they listened to Valmiki’s deathless Lay!