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Sri Rama Navami - 08.04.2014.
« on: April 08, 2014, 09:40:11 AM »
Today is Sri Rama Navami.  Sri Rama was born to King Dasarata as the eldest son. When he was about to be given the powers
to rule Ayodhya, due to a villainous scheme of his younger mother Kaikeyi, he was sent to forest for forest for remaining there
for fourteen years.  In the forest, he made friendship with Guhan, Sugriva, Anjaneya and Vibheeshana.  He conquered Ravana,
who had abducted his wife Sita and brought her back.  He is called Purushottama, the best among the males.

Two things are questionable in Sri Rama's  life. The first is killing Vali from behind.  The second is asking Sita to do agni
pravesam, falling into Agni and coming out unscathed.  In both the cases, Sri C. Rajagopalachari, former Governor General
of India gives valid explanations.  The first is about Vali being killed from behind.  The explanation is that Sri Rama never liked
anyone enjoying the wife of someone else.  He was very particular about this.  For the same reason, he killed Ravana also.

Today Sri Rama Navami is celebrated in a simple manner in Hindu homes, unlike Krishna Jayanti (when a lot of sweets and
savories are prepared).  A panakam, a jaggery solution in water with all spices like ginger is placed as Naivedyam for
Sri Rama along with the soaked cereals like uddhin dhal etc.,

Sri Rama was born exactly at noon time i.e. 12 Noon.  So the prayers and offering of these simple prasadams are offered
to Sri Rama at that time.

Sri Bhagavan has mentioned about Sri Rama in many places in His talks, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks Nos.  130, 218,
317, 325, 421, 439, 449, 591, 627 and 647.

Arunachala Siva.                       


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Re: Sri Rama Navami - 08.04.2014.
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 10:34:27 AM »
Thanks sir and wish every bhagavan devotee Sri rama navami subhakamshalu.