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Rama Pattabhisheka Pitru Welfare Happiness Children Valmiki

In Hinduism on September 12, 2014 at 11:05

People are aware of the benefits of reciting the Sundara Kanda of Ramayana.

 

Rama Pattbhisheka grants  good results,declares Valmiki.

 

 

Reciting the Pattabhisheka Sarga on seven or nine days will yield very good results.

 

Naivedyam.

 

Panaka,Neermor,Vada and Sakkarai Pongal.

 

Other procedures as explained in my post Procedures for Sundara Kanda Parayana.

 

 

What are the beneficial results by Rama Pattabhisheka Parayana.

 

On hearing the narrative of his coronation in this world, a person seeking for,

 

sons gets sons.

 

for wealth, gets the riches.

 

A king conquers the earth and overcomes his enemiesven as Kausalya, the mother has Rama as her living son, or as Sumitra has Lakshmana or as Kaikeyi has Bharata, the women likewise can become mothers of living sons, endowed with children as well as grand children and thus become happy forever.

 

a person gets longevity to life. He or she, who hears with attention and with a subdued anger, this poetic composition done by Valmiki long ago, that person overcomes the difficulties.

Whoever hears this poetical composition written by Valmiki long ago, they at the conclusion of their absence from home, meet their relatives and get rejoiced. They get all the boons, entreated from Rama.

All the gods get pleased with those who carefully listen to it.

Whoever carefully listens to the epic in his house, all obstacles come to an end. A king conquers the earth. A person staying away from home, fares well. On hearing the epic, the menstruating women give birth to excellent sons. The adorer and the reader of this ancient epic gets relieved of all sins and obtains longer life.

The epic is to be listened by warrior-class, after offering their salutation with their heads bent low, from brahmins every day regularly.

There is no doubt that the listener and the reader of this entire Ramayana will get lordship and the birth of a son.

Rama gets forever pleased with him who listens to or reads Ramayana daily.

He is indeed the eternal Vishnu, the Lord of preservation.

Rama is the primordial Lord, clearly placed before the eyes the powerful Lord removing the sins and the great-armed; who has abode on waters (of the ocean of milk) Sesha (the serpent-god forming his couch is said to be Lakshmana.

Tell this epic which occurred long ago in this manner, to those who ask for it, fearlessly. Let there be happiness to you! Let the strength of Vishnu increase! By studying and listening to this epic, all the gods get appeased. By listening to this Ramayana, the forefathers forever get pleased.

To those persons who transcribe with devotion this collection of poems depicting the story of Rama residence in heaven is assured

By listening to this highly meaningful and auspicious poetical composition, a person gets family-prosperity, augmentation in money and grain, superior women, exquisite happiness and all the acquisition of wealth on this earth.

This narrative is to be listened invariably by good people, seeking for wisdom, longevity, health, fame, fraternity, intelligence, welfare and brilliance.

Citation. Check the Link for Text and Translation.

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/yuddha/sarga128/yuddha_128_prose.htm

Image credit.

http://kirtimukha.com

Ramayana Sundara Kanda Navaha Slokas Video,Benefits

In Hinduism on September 11, 2014 at 11:59

I had posted an article on  the procedure to be followed in Sundarakanda Parayana.

 

I deliberately left the Navaha in the article.

 

 

That is reciting the Sundara Kanda 68 Chapters in Nine Days.

 

Reason is that the Navaha is most effective and I wanted to post an artilce on this.

 

There are 68 chapters in the Sundarakanda.

 

And Rama Pattabhisheka from Yuddha Kanda is to be recited on the concluding day.

 

So for Nine days it totals to 69 chapters.

 

Recite Eight chapters a Day or Seven days.

 

On the Eighth Day , Six Chapters.

 

On the Ninth, concluding day , recite the balance Seven chapters.

 

Begin with Parayana Slokas before Sundara Kanda.

 

Smarthas may follow Smartha Sampradaya Parayana  Slokas and Sri Vaishnavas, Vaishnava Smpradaya Slokas.

 

Follow the other procedures as mentioned in my earlier post.

 

Link is provided here, which also details the Naivedya to be offered.

 

Benefits of reading Sundara Kanda.

 

  • Salvation can be achieved by reading the first chapter daily for six months.
  • Effect of attack of devils, ghosts, spirits can be warded off by reading 3rd chapter.
  • To get rid of dullness of brain, read 13th chapter
  • To get rid of the sin of having affair with some one else’s wife, read chapters 7-11.
  • To get permanent wealth and happiness read chapter 15.
  • To get rid of bad dreams read Chapter 27.
  • To get good behavior read chapter 20-21.
  • To rejoin with lost relatives read chapters 33-40.
  • To get rid of impending danger read chapter 36.
  • To get pardon from god for insult done to him knowingly and unknowingly read chapter 38.
  • Read chapters 42-47 to win over enemies
  • To become just and charitable read chapter 51
  • For improvement of assets like house, land etc read chapter 54.
  • To get peace and happiness read Chapter 61
  • To get perennial happiness and to attain God read chapter 67.
  • To get what one wishes read chapter 41
  • To realize God and to become one capable of sweet words read chapter 19.

The Navaha delivers all the results one desires.

 

 

Rama With Four Arms Conch Sudarshan Chakra

In Hinduism on September 7, 2014 at 17:59

It is rare to find Lord Rama with four arms and Chank and Chakra.(Conch and Discus)

 

One Temple is in Bhadrachalam,Andhra Pradesh,India.

 

 

Rama is an Avatar where he was not conscious that he was the Avatar of Vishnu whereas In Krishna Avatar He was aware all the while.

 

There is a Temple Ponpadhar Koodam, a small village at about 10 kms east of Chengalpattu, just further to PV Kalathur.

 

Sri Raama is seen here with Sri Sita Devi, Sri Lakshmana on the sides and Sri Hanuman in front of them.

 

Hanuman is in front of Sri Rama,seen in a very humble gesture facing Sri Rama with His palm closing the mouth in obedience.

 

This Hanuman  is called Sri Bhavya Aanjaneyar.

 

“यत्र यत्र रघुनाथकीर्तनं तत्र तत्र कृतमस्तकांजलिम्
वाष्पवारिपरिपूर्णालोचनं मारुतिं नमत राक्षसान्तकम्
Yatra Yatra Raghunaatha-Kiirtanam Tatra Tatra Krta-Mastaka-Anjalim
Vaasspa-Vaari-Paripuurnnaa-Locanam Maarutim Namata Raakssasa-Antakam ||

Meaning:
1: Wherever the Glories of Raghunatha are Sung, there, with Hands held over His Bowed Head in Salutation, …
2: … and Eyes Filled with Tears, Maruti (Bhakta Hanuman) is Present; I Salute Maruti Who puts an End to the Rakshasas.”

 

Once in 1982, Pattaabhishekam was performed to Sri Rama here.

 

When the rituals were happening, a monkey had visited the temple sat quietly and had witnessed the whole ceremony and had left the place after the Pattaabhhishekam, without disturbing anyone.

According to the native villagers, there were no monkeys present in the village before and after this incident.

But no one knows how a lone monkey arrived at the temple exactly for the Pattaabhishekam ceremony.

The villagers believe that it was Sri Hanuman Himself, who came and witnessed Sri Rama Pattabhishekam.

 

How to reach.

 

Ponpadhar Koodam can be reached from Chengalpattu by Road, Buses, autos available.

 

Chengalpattu is 57 km by Road, by Train 31 km

 

Buses and Suburban Trains are available.

 

Airport.Chennai Meenambakkam.

 

 

Hanuman Shifts Sanjeevi Parvatha Right To Left Temple

In Hinduism on September 5, 2014 at 12:49

Struck by the Astra of Indrajit, son of Ravana, Lakshmana fainted.

 

On the advice of Sage Agastya, Hanuman flew and brought the Sanjeevi Parvatha, unable to find a particular herb to the battle field in Sri Lanka.

 

While bringing it, he had to pass through a temple of Lord Venkateswara.

 

 

He wanted to worship the Lord.

 

As a mark of respect, he shifted the Sanjeevi parvatha from his left hand to the right.

 

As Hanuman did not keep the mountain down, the place is called  ‘place where the mountain was not kept’ திருமலை வையாவூர்.

 

The Prasanna Venkatesa Temple is 70 km from Chennai and 18 km from Chengalpattu.

 

Nearest Railway station.Chennai, Chengalpattu.

 

Bus Station.Chengalpattu.

 

While traveling from Chennai, after crossing Chengalpattu, one can find Padaalam Cross Road (Koot Road) from where a road goes off GST Road on the right side. This road leads to Thirumalai Vaiyaavoor.

 

Airport. Chennai.

 

Buses are available from Chengalpattu.

 

The main deity Sri Srinivaasa Perumaal is seen facing west.

The Lord is beautifully decorated with ornaments and gives dharshan exactly as in Thirupathi. Goddess Sri Alarmel Mangai Thaayaar has a separate shrine here.

There are separate shrines for Sri Aandaal and Sri Ramanuja too.

 

More legends.

 

Once a demon king called Hiranyaakshan took the earth and kept under his custody, hiding it deep inside the ocean. Lord Vishnu took Varaaha Avatar, killed the demon and brought back the earth to its position. After this Sri Varaaha Perumaal wished to take abode on a hill to bless the world. He directed Sri Garuda to bring a hill from Vaikuntam itself. Sri Garuda Bhagavan brought a hill from Vaikuntam and placed it near the banks of Swarnamuki River, which was called Garudagiri (present Thirupathi). While Sri Garuda carried the hill, a small part of it broke and fell near the banks of the river Palar and came to be known as Dhakshina Garudagiri (Thirumalai Vaiyaavoor).

After placing the hill in the banks of river Swarnamuki, Sri Garuda prayed God to see His Viswaroopa Dharsanam. As wished by Sri Garuda, Lord Vishnu gave him Viswaroopa Dharshan in the form of Sri Varaaha Perumaal here at Dhakshina Garudagiri.

Once, Lord Vishnu told Sri Aadhiseshan to take the form of a mountain on Garudagiri, for Him to take abode and bless the world during Kaliyugam. Sri Aadhiseshan took form of a hill on Garudagiri and from then the place (Thirupathi) came to be known as Seshagiri. Lord Vishnu took abode as Sri Srinivaasa Perumaal on Seshagiri in the Thamizh month of Purattaasi, on the day of Dwadasi when ‘Thiruvonam’ star occurred.

Sri Aadhiseshan prayed Sri Srinivaasa Perumaal and told that he had a wish to serve as an umbrella to the Lord. Sri Srinivaasa Perumaal agreed and told that his wish would come true at Dhakshina Garudagiri. In Thirumalai Vaiyaavoor Sri Aadhiseshan is seen above the deity Sri Srinivaasa Perumaal’s head as an umbrella. Hence, this place came to be known as Dhakshina Seshagiri.

 

Citation.

http://www.dharsanam.com/2008/03/thirumalai-vaiyaavoor-sri-prasanna.html

Sanatana Dharma Tamil Sangam Literature Valmiki

In Hinduism, Tamils on September 4, 2014 at 00:47

That Sanatana Dharma was practiced in the South is indisputable.

 

 

The truth got muddled by the British to divide the country so that they might rule over the Bharatavarsha.

 

 

Unlike the other Nations they conquered,they found it difficult to make a headway in subjugating the people and spread Christianity.

 

The stumbling block?

 

Sanatana Dharma and its strong rooted Culture.

 

So strong was this, Lord Macaulay, in his speech in the British Parliament, while stressing the necessity of making English as The Language of India, said,

 

“If we want to rule India, it is possible only with the introduction English in India.

 

And  it is necessary to make the Hindus lose their respect for their religion and culture, which is  so deep-rooted that it does not allow other cultures to permeate.

 

Destroy their pride  in their cultural values and religion.

 

And this is possible only with the introduction English in India.”

 

The quote is not verbatim, but the essence.Readers may refer Macaulay’s’ speech in the web.

 

That  they have achieved it 100 %, through the good offices of self-styled Indian Anglophiles later.

 

We do have them even today among us under the garb of Liberals and Intelligentsia.

 

The illegitimate offspring of the British, the Justice party of Tamil Nadu and their successors the DK and DMK still sing the song of separate Tamil Race, Identity, fueled by the devious Max Mueller and earlier Missionaries under the Garb of Tamil Scholars.

I have posts on this.

 

Their concocted Aryan Invasion theory has been debunked for quite some time now.

 

I have posted articles that Rama’s ancestor Satyavrata Manu was in Dravida Desa and migrated to Ayodhya to establish the Ayodhya Kingdom.

 

More evidence has been provided in this site.

 

There is something more.

 

Ancient Tamil Sangam Poets had Sanskrit names and in some cases they have Tamilicized it.

 

Agastya  is  the founder of Tamil from Lord Shiva.

 

He wrote the first Grammar of Tamil, Agathiyam.

 

Tholkappiyar wrote another ancient grammar in Tamil.

 

The name Tholkapiyar is the Tamil version of Adi Kavi, which is the name to Vallmiki who composed the Ramayana.

 

And there are 358 verses in the Purananuru a Sangam literature, written by Vanmikar(Valmiki?)

 

And one finds the name Valmiki in many a temple in Tail Nadu.

 

Sanskrit names in Tamil Literature, Poets.

 

Damodaran, Kesavan, Vishnu Dasan (Vinnanthayan), Kamakshi (Kamak Kanni), Maha Devan (Maathevanar), Kausika (Kosikan), Kapila (very pouplar Rishi’s name), Parana (Parana is a Gotra name),Nagaraja (Mudinaagaraayar),Maha Sastha (Maasaaththan), Lochana(ulochanar), Bhutapandya, Krishna (Kannan), Arudra (Aththirai), Kumara (kumaranar), Gauthama (Gothamanar), Sanga Varunan, Rudra (Nalluruththiranar), Nagas (at least 20 names with Naga as surname)Brahma (piramanar), Brahma Dutt ( Yaz piramathaththan), Uthra (Uththiraiyar), Maha Chitra (perumsiththiranar), Maha Padma (perumpathumanar), Atreya, Kavya (kappiynaar) Yagna Acharya (Velaasaan), Beri Sastha.

 

Tamil kings performed Rajasuya, Asvamedha and Soamyaga (Avvaiyar attended the Rajasuya Yagna and praised the Tamil unity which was very rare. Kalidasa praised Pandyan king’s (probably Mudukudumi Peru Vazuthi’s ) Asvamedha Yangna indirectly by referring to Avabrudha Snana. Peruvazuthi coins have been discovered with Yupa pillar and horse/Asva.”

 

 

Vanmikam in Sanskrit means ant hill. This robber turned saint did penance for a long time and ant hill grew over him and he got the name Valmiki. His original name was Prachedas. We have this name associated with several saints with the same experience of long penance and ants building a hill over them. Gods in several Shiva temples had his name in Tamil Nadu. Vanmeekanathar is found in Tiruvarur, Sankarankoil, Kudavasal, Kancheepuram, Thiruvetriyur and Valmiki Samadhi (grave) in Ettukkudi. Every temple had its own story of that particular Valmiki. Slowly priests and tourist guides or Sthala Puranas (Local Temple History) identified them with the most famous Valmiki.

 

Valmiki seems to be a Gothra, like Kasyapa, Bharatwaja.

 

The following note was copied by me on 5th May 2002 from the book ‘’Retrieval of History from Puranic Myths’’ by P.L.Bhargava (available at SOAS Library, University of London):

“Pravaradhyaya of the ancient Baudhayana Srauta Sutra (800 to 400 BC) mentions Valmiki as a Gotra in the Vatsa Paksha of the family of Bhrgu. This name thus could be borne by other persons of this gotra and this is proved by the fact that we learn from the Taitriya Pratisakhya of a Phoenician Valmiki who was different from the famous poet Valmiki.’’

 

More to follow on this topic.

 

I am handicapped by my ignorance of other Indian Languages.

 

Readers may send in their information on this subject, from their languages, which I am sure must exist in them.

 

Citation.

 

Valmki Image.http://www.desicomments.com/desi/valmiki-jayanti/

 

http://tamilandvedas.com/2013/06/27/valmiki-in-tamil-sangam-literature/

 

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