Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Happy Sri Ram Navami

Happy Ram Navami to All of you.
Today (Yesterday in India) April 9th, 2014 is Sri Rama Navami, a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. The festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.



Sri Rama Rama Rameti 
Rame Raame Manorame 
Sahasra Nama Tat Tulyam 
Rama Nama Varanane 

Lord Shiva told this shloka to Parvati. I meditate upon Sri Ram as Sri Rama Rama 
Rama, the thrice recital of Rama’s name is equal to Recitation of the thousand 
names of Lord Vishnu (Vishnu Sahasranama) and my Mind gets absorbed in the Divine Consciousness of Rama, which is Transcendental.

Neelambuja shyamala komalaangam 
Sita-samaaropita vamabhagam 
Paanau-mahaa-saayaka charu-chaapam 
Namami Raamam Raghu-vamsha naatham 

I offer obeisances to to Lord Rama, who was the best amongst the great kings of Raghu-kula, who wields his great bow and arrows, who has a complexion and softness like that of a blue-lotus, and on whose left sits Goddess Sitaji, his dear consort.

I thought, today is a very auspicious day to start reading Ramayana,I did a bit of research and found the best online english version.I bought the book, Kindle version from the link below,
http://www.amazon.com/Ramayana-Krishna-Dharma-ebook/dp/B004IATA72/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=