harē rāma harē rāma rāma rāma harē harē |1| harē kṛṣṇa harē kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa harē harē |2| The vaidīka tradition is to chant line |1| first. Some others chant line |2| first. All the words in this chant are in sambōdhana prathamā vibhakti. hē harē, hē rāma, […]
indra deva has been given a lot of bad press in some movies. In the Vedas and in the Valmiki Ramayana, Indra is a hero. I have so far shared some posts about how Valmiki presented Indra in his Ramayanam. =================================================================== In the beginning, he led the team […]
Indra himself used the Vajrayudham and the Sakthi. Vajra means hard. And Ayudham means weapon. It can mean diamond too. Indra’s Vajrayudham was made of the backbone of a great sage called Dadichi. Hanuman is called Vajranga Bali (the strong one with hard limbs – as hard as diamond or bone). In Hindi […]
On the way to Mithila, Viswamitra took Sri Rama past Ahalya’s Asrama. The story of Indra and Ahlaya is very famous. Ahalya was the mother of Satananda, the priest of Raja Janaka the king of Mithila and Sita’s father. We also know that Ahalya was the wife of Gautama Maharshi. This story must […]
Kaikeyi had Sri Rama exiled to the forest for 14 years. Sita and Lakshmana went with him. Rama refused to stay with his friend, Guha, the Nishada king and went further into the forest. He refused to turn back, irrespective of whoever asked him to come back home, his […]
Agastya gives Sri Rama Divine Weapons. (Valmiki Ramayana – Aranyakanda) Sri Rama defeated and killed the Rakshasas wherever he went, at the request of the Rishis. After meeting Sutikshana and before meeting Agastya, Rama met a lot of Rishis. They told him that the Rakshasas were troubling them and trying to do […]
This is a beautiful and easy set of ślōkās. All related to śrī rāma. rāma mantra grants fulfilment of life, attainment of mōkśa and is equivalent to chanting the thousand names of višńu. One of the meanings of mantram, is that which protects the mind. rāma, rām, ram, […]
mangała or mangala ślōkah are auspicious chants generally used at the conclusion of a pūjā. The ślōkah recorded above, are for śrī rāma and for the gurus. If you would like to learn chanting from me, please register below.