Sri Rama Navami

In the ALL TIME stats as on today, the top Post was about Rama and the Post on Hanuman runs third. Hence I have brought these two old posts also in the front so that reading consecutively may be of interest to people. This is the result of a suggestion received from one devotee-reader Havasen Reddy, SA.

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Sri Rama and his Sweet Name 1,390
Slide-shows 656
Hanuman – the curse and the cure 624
Celebrations in South Africa 605
Satyam Shivam Sundaram ! 531
Milk of kindness 501

||Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||

Dear Devotees

The Ramayan is a masterpiece of Divine Love to Sri Ram. Throughout the verses of the Ramayan, the learned find knowledge, the singers get celestial music, the writers revel in rich poetry and the righteous, a storehouse of Dharma. In this respect the Ramayan is a storehouse of all sarva-mangala without parallel.

Pawanasuta Hanumani ki Jai ! - courtesy Sri Sunil Parthab
Sri Raama dootam shirasaa namaami - Pawanasuta Hanuman ki Jai ! - courtesy Sri Sunil Parthab

Here, my mind is humbly reverting to Sri Hanumanji. A perfected soul of sterling character, his matchless valour and invincible strength, self dedication and his devotion to Lord Ram is second to none! A true Karma yogin, he discharges his duties with utmost sincerity “Ram kaaj karibe ko aatura”. An ardent Bhakti yogin, he derives immense bliss in listening to his Lord’s story, “Prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiyaa” Yes! all these wonderful traits are very important, especially if we are seeking to lead healthy, peaceful and spiritual lives. In this entire journey of life – our merciful Master is with us, eager to help when we stumble, forgive us when we make mistake, and encourage us when we falter.

Every devotee is precious to the Lord, and He is ever ready to help us succeed.

Every Hindu home must have a copy of the Ramayan, and regular reading of this sacred Book will enable us to emulate the exemplary and immaculate lives of Sri Ram, Mother Sita, Hanumanji and a host of bright and wonderful characters found in this gem of our scriptures.

So, dear devotees, on this very auspicious Day of Sri Ram Navami, let us all take a resolve to cultivate faith and love for our dear Lord Ram. Did not our Master say over and over again that “The One who became Rama and Krishna, has now come into this case (showing his body)”? May all who are tuned to our Master be Blessed with spiritual love and enlightenment!

Swami Saradaprabhanandaji also joins me in wishing everyone of you, abundance of love and healthy life.

With love and prayers

Swami Vimokshananda

Rama Navami decoration at Ramakrishna Temple in HQ
Rama Navami decoration at Ramakrishna Temple in HQ

 

9 comments

  1. Adarneeya Maharajji,
    Saadar Pranaam.
    It was really very heartening and soothing feeling seeing your post after a long, long time. Recently I came to know that you are not keeping well, and specially because of this, seeing your posting, I am feeling more Blessed and Grateful to The Holy Trio.
    You must be aware that HOW MUCH WE WAIT FOR YOUR “WORDS AND THOUGHTS” filled with INSPIRATION AND DEVOTION!
    May you keep us, Devotees of Holy Trio Guiding and Inspiring more and more in years to come…
    Bharat
    Mumbai, India

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    1. Dear Bharat
      Many thanks for your love and concern for my health. As you well know that this body has to pay its toll if used intensively and that’s what had happened on the last Sunday. Last two months were indeed so busy that almost alternate days I was giving Talks at different places. When I got up in the morning last Sunday, I found that my voice was so low that only I could whisper. But on treatment by ENT Specialist Dr Chaitram, I got back my voice. Vaidyo narayana hari – Lord Narayana Hari is the physician – as the saying goes…
      Congrats for doing a wonderful job of running the Holy Trio Group. I find more and more people here in SA are being drawn into it.
      May your devotion to Master and Mother be intense is my prayer!
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  2. Aum Namo Narayanaya Swamiji
    Thank you Swamiji for your wonderful message on Raam Naumi, we surely missed Swamiji’s presence during the celebrations at our Ashram.
    Hope Swamiji is feeling much better and will join us soon for the Gospel classes.
    May the Holy Trinity bless you with good health!
    Aum Namo Narayanaya
    Sanjai, Reshma, Shivaar and Thrishul
    Pietermaritzburg, SA

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  3. Humble and Respectful Pranams Revered Maharaji
    Om Namo Narayanaya!

    Great Scholars, writers and devotees agree that Sri Hanumanji is indeed the brilliant and shining example as a perfect Karma Yogin. His love and devotion to Sri Ram is matchless! These golden traits of Sri Hanumanji are so often repeated to us devotees, with the hope of strengthening our faith in the Lord. Your constant Divine Inspiration helps and guides us towards our spiritual path!

    Jai Sri Ramakrishna!

    Navashri

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  4. Swamiji,
    Thank you very much for your blessings and such a wonderful message on the occasion of Ram Navami. In India, there is a belief that this photo of “Ram Darbar“, brings prosperity and peace in household. We all have this at home. I learnt that you were not well, I hope and pray to God Almighty to keep you in good health always. May Thakurji and Maa be with you always!

    With my promans to you.

    Purnendu Mukerjee
    Noida, Delhi, India

    Dear Purnendu
    Thanks for your kind words. Yes, there was a little throat problem but thats insignificant. After coming here I have been studying Tulsi Ramcharitmanas which reveals new meanings to the hitherto (un)known Ramayana. Here in SA, many devotees of Sri Thakur read daily Ramcharitmanas.

    May yours and Nandita’s devotion to Sri Sri Thakur be intense is my prayer!

    Swami Vimokshananda

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  5. Om Namo Narayanaya
    Revered and Respected Maharaj
    The devotees at Pmburg enjoyed the wonderful message that Maharaj sent for Ram Naumee. Thank You Maharaj for posting such enlightening Articles! Looking forward to spending divine moments with Maharaj and awaiting to hear Maharaj’s Spiritual gems soon.
    With humble pranams
    Sunil
    Pmburg, SA

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  6. “Ramay Ramachandray Ramabhadray Vedase!
    Raghunathay Nathay Sitaya Pataye Namah”

    Respected Maharaj,
    I was late to post in this Post. During Ramnavami, I was in Pune, studying hard to cope up with the exams and surely I missed the pomp and show in our part of the country, with which they celebrate Sri Ramanavami. Sri Mahavir Swami being one of the most worshipped deities in Bihar-Jharkhand area. Neither could I visit the Pune Ashrama, where they had the annual clebrations of the Temple consecration day. So, what I did was, took a brief gap from studies, opened the Ramanam Sankirtan book and sung the sankirtan…whilst singing, the incident in Varanasi Ashrama, when Srimad Swami Brahmanandaji, saw Hanumanji sitting and listening to his Master’s name, came to my mind and it was filled with pure bliss…Thakur made my grief less through this way.

    Then again, I saw the beautiful post and the beautiful pictures of the deities in the blog, and my mind was filled with happiness.
    Thank you.
    Please take my pranam.
    Sabuj
    Pune, India

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    1. Yes, dear Sabuj! its incredible how Master ‘fills’ the intermittent gaps that come in our life! Thinking of Sri Hanumanji always brings happiness in our minds. As Tulasidas says in his famous Sri Hanuman Chalisa, saba sukha lahai tumhari sarana – by your grace one can enjoy all happiness. To quote again Tulasidas, yatra yatra raghunaatha kirtanam, tatra tatra krita mastaka anjalim… wherever Sri Ram’s Name is sung there and there Hanumanji is ever present with folded palms and his head bowing…
      I have uploaded here my Talk on Sri Hanuman Jayanti which when you get free time, may listen.
      May His Master be in your heart is my prayer.
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  7. Revered Swamiji,

    Om Namo Narayanaya!!! Pranams at your Lotus feet. I really liked this one…GOD loves us and HE is ever ready to help us. FAITH is the key. THANKU GOD.

    Thank you Swamiji.

    Love,
    Sunny.

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