Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Simple Mantras for Lord Sri Rama

Rama - A Star Amongst Mantras

 The names of God are potent sound vibrations called mantras. There are literally 70 million mantras. One of the simplest is the two syllabled divine name Ra ma. Though simple, it is an extremely potent mantra that can transform those who meditate on it into spiritual adepts.
 Sri Rama is an incarnation of divine love. His name is so charged with the power of His love for humankind that it can transform our animal passions into a sublime love for God and thus unite us with the Divine.
 This two syllabled mantra is called a thaaraka mantra. This simple divine name, which is so easy to meditate on, is a protection mantra and has the pre-eminent position of being referred to as a star amongst mantras.

Siva + Narayana = The Power of the Rama Mantra

 Why is this two syllabled mantra so potent? Because it represents the perfect merger of Siva and Narayana. How so?
 The syllable raa was picked from the great eight syllabled Narayana mantra, Om Na mo Naa raa ya naa ya and the syllable ma was picked from the great five syllabled Siva mantra,Na ma si vaa ya. Thus Rama mantra combines the power of the Namasivaya mantra and the Om Namo Narayanaya maha mantra.
 Thus the Rama mantra represents the perfect merger of Siva and Narayana. Hence the pre-eminent position of the Rama mantra amongst mantras.

Shiva's Mantra

 There's a city called Kaasi in the east of India. It is also known as Varanaasi and Benares. The uniqueness of this city is that Lord Siva personally grants mukthi (liberation) to all those who breathe their last in this city. And how does He do it? By whispering the name of Rama in their ears. If Supreme Siva sees it fit to chant the name of Rama, shouldn't we all do likewise?

The Agasthiar Way - Rama Vaara Nama Japa Vithi

 What is the proper procedure for meditating on the great name of Lord Rama? It is true that one can just repeat the name Ramaconstantly, but Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar has revealed a particularly effective scheme for meditating on Rama's name. His disciple, Sri Bhogar, has codified this scheme for the sake of humankind and in particular for those ardent devotees of Lord Rama.
 In Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar's scheme, there's a special Rama mantra for each day of the week.
Vaara - day of the week
Nama - name
Japa - meditation/chanting
Vithi - procedure
So this is the special Siddha procedure for daily meditation and chanting of Sri Rama's divine name mantra.
 These mantras were first revealed to the world at large bySathguru Venkataraman in a public lecture on April 10, 1984. You can listen to the Sathguru's voice as he revealed these mantras in 1984 by watching the clip here.
 The name of Rama is a divine guide on the road to spiritual perfection. But on the way, it also bestows material blessings on the aspirant. Thus the merciful Lord Rama takes care of the material needs of aspirants while molding them into spiritually perfect beings.

Monday — Sree Ram Jaya Ram Siva Ram

 Monday is the day of the moon, the celestial force that governs the mind and the intellect.
 In this mantra, we also honor Lord Siva who protected the moon from decay thus symbolizing protection of the mind and the intellect.
 Meditating on this mantra ensures proper functioning of one's mind and intellect. It transforms the human intellect into a divine intellect that can perceive God.

Tuesday — Sree Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram

 This is the mantra of Hanuman, the great devotee of Lord Rama.
 It is known as the Rama Raksha Maha Mantra. Raksha means protection and maha means great. So this is the great mantra that ensures Sri Rama's protection for the devotee.
[More protection mantras: Ganesh protection mantra,Sarabeswara protection mantra]
 Hanuman is permanently immersed in meditation on this mantra.
 The protective power of this mantra is such that if a woman meditates on it regularly, she will be cured of any stomach and uterine problems that she may be suffering from. This is a special blessing for women.

Wednesday — Hari Rama Hari Rama Rama Rama Hari Hari

 Wednesday is a special day for Rama and thus it is an ideal day for Rama worship.
 This mantra bestows a special blessing on men. If a man meditates on this mantra 1008 times on Wednesdays, his wife will not covet other men. Lord Rama, the perfect husband, has granted this blessing for men.

Thursday — Jaya Rama Siva Rama Guru Rama Jaya Rama

 Thursday is a special day for the Sathguru, the divine teacher on the spiritual path. On this day, the aspirant should think of Lord Rama as the Sathguru and the Sathguru as Lord Rama and meditate on this mantra with love and devotion. The grace of God and Sathguru will flow in torrents towards those who do this and spiritual wisdom will blossom in them.

Friday — Seetha Rama Hanumantha Rama Seetha Hanumantha

 This is a great mantra that calls upon Lord Rama, His consort Seetha and Their faithful devotee, Hanuman. If you ever felt that your life has deficiencies of any kind, meditate on this mantra on Fridays. Your deficiencies will disappear and your life will become picture perfect.
 Moreover, just like Mother Seetha stepped into the fire and came out unscathed, this mantra can save you from fire mishaps.
 Furthermore, Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar gives a special blessing for women. If a woman meditates on this mantra 1008 times on Fridays, her husband will not covet other women. There are many women who are saddened by their husbands desiring other women. But suffer no more. Follow Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar's prescription and enjoy the blessings.

Saturday — Sree Ram Jaya Ram Sundara Ram

 Saturday is another special day for Rama. On this day, we call upon Rama and that prince among devotees, Hanuman. One of Hanumaan's names is Sundara. In fact, this is His mother's favorite name for Him. Calling upon Hanumaan as Sundara will bestow immeasurable blessings on the aspirant.
 Hanuman, the great master of Rama bakthi (love for Rama), will teach us how to be devotees of Rama and personally guide us on the path to Rama.
 If you meditate on this mantra on Saturdays, there will be no deficiencies in your life.
 Chanting this mantra can get rid of Shani doshas - afflictions due to Saturn (Shaniswara) - said Sathguru Venkataraman in the course of his lecture on April 10, 1984. The Sathguru taught us numerous secrets of Shaniswara worship, but this simple mantra for Saturday may well be one of the easiest solutions given by him for addressing Saturn afflictions. So to please Lord Saturn, chant this mantra regularly with humility, sincrity and devotion towards Saniswara, Hanuman and Lord Rama.

Sunday — Sree Ram Jaya Ram Raghu Ram

 Sunday is the day of the Sun. Lord Rama was the greatest king of the Solar dynasty. Raghu was an ancestor of Rama and one of the great kings of that dynasty. This is why the Solar dynasty is also known as the dynasty of Raghu. So on Sundays, we call upon Rama as a descendant of Raghu and as the merciful Lord who incarnated in the Solar dynasty. This is the daily worship of Rama specified by Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar in Rama Vaara Nama Japa Vithi, the rules for meditating on Lord Rama's divine name. Those who follow this technique of Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar without fail will certainly reach Sri Rama. But wait! There's more!
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The Wish Fulfilling Mantra - Sree Ram Jaya Ram Kódhanda Ram

 This is a special mantra that Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar has given to humankind. Kódhanda is the name of the bow that Lord Rama wields. Kódhanda Ram is Lord Rama with the Kodhanda bow. Lord Rama and the Kodanda bow are a matchless combination of courage and valour. The figure of Lord Rama wielding the Kodanda bow is matchless in spiritual splendour. An aspirant gets many blessings by invoking Lord Kodhanda Rama using this "Sri Ram Jaya Ram Kodanda Ram" mantra.
 First among these blessings is Lord Rama's protection. In this modern world of rampant crime, safety is a concern. So who can offer perfect protection? Only Lord Kódhanda Rama. Call upon Him with this special mantra and He will protect you wherever you are, especially when you are travelling alone through lonesome, eerie places. Remember this the next time you feel your safety is in question. Lord Kódhanda Rama ensures the safety of His devotees.
[More protection mantras: Ganesh protection mantra,Sarabeswara protection mantra]
 What else can this mantra do for you? Plenty. For example, if you are wronged, how can you get the justice that you deserve? If you are blamed for something you did not do, how can you win your good name back? Meditate on this mantra and you will get what is your due.
 Why is this mantra so powerful? Because Sri Kódhanda Rama is the wish fulfiller of humankind. He satisfies your desires, both material and spiritual, because He is the Lord of both the material and spiritual worlds. Pray to Him constantly for guidance on the spiritual path and your progress is certain.

Rama, The Ideal One

 The Lord incarnated as Rama and led a human life just to show all of humankind how we should lead our lives. He underwent many problems in his life just to show us how we should handle difficulties without getting frustrated. Through all the hurdles in His life, he remained the perfect son, the perfect student, the perfect brother, the perfect husband, the perfect friend, the perfect warrior and the perfect king. Each and every one of His actions is a lesson to us and thus He is the perfect teacher of humankind to this day. This exemplary incarnation of perfection is the ideal every human should look up to. Lord Rama was a star amongst humans and His name is a star amongst mantras. Live like him, think like him and act like him and you will become one with him.
 Men and women of the world, meditate on the name of Rama as taught by Maha Guru Sri Agasthiar and you will not only attain material happiness but also everlasting spiritual wisdom, peace and joy. Let's resolve to meditate on Sri Rama's divine name a minimum of ten thousand times on Sri Rama Navami day and thenceforth.

The Lord Ramachandra Prayers!
"Rama Nama Namaskar"
Special Daily Worship Procedure
for Lord Sri Ramachandra

 This worship procedure was given by Sathguru Venkataramanto a few of his students for the 1984 Rama Navami celebrations. We take great pleasure in sharing it with the world today. As you may know, Maha Guru Agasthiar was a Guru to Lord Shri Rama Himself. From the position of a Guru, he taught Lord Rama the great Aditya Hridaya Maha Mantra on the eve of the Lord's ultimate battle with the demon Ravana. Thus who better than Maha Guru Agasthiar and his Siddha Lineage to teach us how to worship Lord Ramachandra!
 In this pooja procedure, there are five mantras. Each mantra should be chanted 101 times. After each time, a full body namaskar (prostration) should be offered at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Rama, Mother Sita and Lord Hanuman.
 5 mantras X 101 times = 505 chants (and 505 namaskars).
 Women do not have to do a full body namaskar. They can just kneel down and touch their foreheads to the ground. Men should do a full body namaskar where the entire length of the body touches the ground and the hands are held together in front at full stretch. This full body namaskar signifies total surrender (saranagati) to the Divine Grace of Lord Shri Ram, Mother Seetha and Lord Hanuman. It is an important part of these "Rama Nama Namaskara Mantras."
 This is a very powerful worship procedure. Serious Rama devotees should offer this worship to Lord Shri Rama daily. This special daily worship procedure results in remarkable spiritual uplift, if done with sincerity, devotion and an attitude of surrender (saranagati). If you cannot do it daily, at least do it on weekends and on special Rama worship days.
 For audio help with these Ramachandra mantras, click here.

1. Lord Ramachandra Glorification Mantra

Om Namo Visvaroopaya Visva sthithi anta hetavé
Visvesvaraya Visvaya Sri Ramachandraya namo namaha
Namo Vignana roopaya Paramananda roopiné
Sri Ramaya Seetha Nathaya Raghupati Devaya namo namaha 

(101 times + 101 namaskars)

2. Lord Ramachandra Divine Name Mantras

Om Narayanaya namaha
Om Narayana Ramachandraya namaha
Om Paraya namaha
Om Paraya Ramachandraya namaha
Om Seetha Vallabhaya namaha
Om Seetha Vallabha Ramachandraya namaha
Om Atmaya namaha
Om Atma Ramachandraya namaha
Om Sivaya namaha
Om Siva Ramachandraya namaha
Om Karunakaraya namaha
Om Karunakara Ramachandraya namaha
Om Yagna Moorthayé namaha
Om Yagna Moortha Ramachandraya namaha
Om Sanatanaya namaha
Om Sanatana Ramachandraya namaha
Om Aksharaya namaha
Om Akshara Ramachandraya namaha
Om Nityaya namaha
Om Nitya Ramachandraya namaha 

(101 times + 101 namaskars)

3. "Help me, Lord Ramachandra!" Prayer Mantra

Kashtath daridriyath mositastaya
dehimé vipulam soukyam kashtan mosaya mosaya
namaste Raghupati Devaya Harayé Paramatmané
pranata klesa nasaya Ramachandraya namo namaha 

(101 times + 101 namaskars)

4. Sita Ramachandra Gayatri Mantra

Om Tat Purushaya Vidmahé
Eka Patni Vrataya Deemahi
Thannas Seetha Ramachandra Prachodayath 

(101 times + 101 namaskars)

5. Lord Hanuman Gayatri Mantra
and the Ram mantra He Himself chants

Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahé
Rama Dhootaya Deemahi
Thanno Maruti Prachodayath.
Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram
Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram 

(101 times + 101 namaskars)
Om Salutations to Sri Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Seetha Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Janaki Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Vaidéhi Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Kousalya Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Dasaratha Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Pattabhi Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Raja Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Séthu Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Kódhanda Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Éri Kaattha Rama.
Om Salutations to Sri Ramachandra.
Om Salutations to Sri Seetha Ramachandra.

Om Seetha Lakshmana
Bharata Satrugna
Hanumath Samédha
Sri Ramachandra
Parabrahmané Namaha.

Om Salutations to Sri Rama
who is accompanied by
Mother Seetha, Sri Lakshmana,
Sri Bharata, Sri Satrugna
and Sri Hanuman.

Shri Ram Jay Ram Jay Jay Ram!

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