Tag: Ramayana

Rama Name Equals Thousand Names Of God Numerical Explanation


Lord Rama image
Lord Rama

 

Ramayana is a historical fact, validated by archeology, Astronomy and, Literary references from contemporary literature from India and from around the world of ancient times.

Ramayana has over three thousand versions.

Some of them are in foreign languages of the Far East. Please read my articles on Ramayana, and Rama.

Be that as it may.

Ancient Indian texts have minimum four meanings.

1.Literal meaning.

2.An Allegory to indicate a Spiritual fact.

3.A hidden meaning indicating Tantra Sastra.

4.Explaining a scientific fact.

Apart from the words/letters of Characters indicate abstract qualities.

In some cases these names are mysticallly locked sounds.

They have the power to heal.

This is because of the Resonance the Sound creates.

I have written on the Breathing of Earth measured is identical to the Resonance of OM.(Schumann Resonance)

Please read my articles on Mantras.

Though there are many names for Individual God(Saguna Brahman), sometimes  there is more than one name for One God, some names are more powerful.
One such powerful name is Rama.

Probably because of this fact the sound of Rama in various forms is found in many cultures.

For the worship of RA.

Rama nama is declared to be so powerful that it is rated higher than Lord Rama Himself.

For more on Rama Nama please read my article on this.

The reference to Rama Nama is found at an important point in Vishnu Sahasranama, which along with Lalitha Sahasranama is rated as best among Mantra and Tantra Sastra combined.

Vishnu Sahasranama chanting is guaranteed to provide you mental peace, apart from many other things.

There are two methods of reciting Vishnu Sahasranama.

One is starting from the beginning to the end, with

Arthaa vishanna chanted twice.

The shorter version is to begin at the beginning and skip Phala Sruthi.

That is after Vanamaali Gathisaarngi…, you go to

EASWARA Uvacha, declaration by Lord Shiva

And continue to till the end as in the first method.

All the fruits that accrue are described in the phalasruthi.

But even when you skip the phalasruthi in the second method of chanting, you get all the benefits by the single sloka of EASWARA Uvacha.

What is that special sloka?

राम राम रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे ।
सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रामनाम वरानने ॥
Raama Raama Raame[a-I]ti Rame Raame Manorame |
Sahasra-Naama Tat-Tulyam Raama-Naama Vara-[A]anane ||

Meaning:
1: By meditating on “Rama Rama Rama” (the Name of Rama), my Mind gets absorbed in the Divine Consciousness of Rama, which is Transcendental,
2: The Name of Rama is as Great as the Thousand Names of God (Vishnu Sahasranama).

The sloka is special because the Speaker is Easwara(Shiva) and the one who is spoken  about is Vishnu as Rama.

Easwara means personal God.

Vishnu is One supports everything.

One interpretation of this sloka, which is popularly accepted is

‘Chanting Rama nama accounts to chanting the whole Vishnu Sahasranama (1000 names of Vishnu). :

The other explanation is that chanting Rama Nama is equivalent to chanting God’ s Name thousand Times.

Here Sahasranama is interpreted as Thousand Names, which is etymologically correct and not specific to only Vishnu Sahasranama.

The Numerical Explanation.

According to Sanskrit scriptures, there is a principle in which sounds and letters are associated with their corresponding numbers.
Ra denotes number 2 (Ya – 1, Ra – 2, La – 3, Va – 4 … )

Ma denotes number 5 (Pa – 1, Pha – 2, ba – 3, Bha – 4, Ma – 5)
So Rama – Rama – Rama becomes 2 * 5 * 2 * 5 * 2 * 5 = 1000amayana the Indian Epic is not a figment of imagination in the fertile mind of a poet.

* In the sloka each of the sounds RA and MA occurs thrice.

Hence the above calculation.
Reference and Citation.

https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-mind-blowing-facts-about-Lord-Rama

Additional information on Sanskrit Numerals1″to and Equivalent Alphabets.

‘ Sanskrit RA and number 2 marked below as #

Sanskrit Ma and 5 marked as *

I have provided this information to clarify the Numerical interpretation of RA and MA.

Sanskrit scholars and Linguistic specialists as I am a novice.

Source of the following information.

https://www.sanskrit-trikashaivism.com/en/learning-sanskrit-writing-ancient-sanskrit-characters-1/422

Letters and numbers – Variants
Numbers
Numbers
Numbers (variants included) Uno (variante) n/a n/a n/a Cinco (variante 1)or Cinco (variante 2) n/a n/a Ocho (variante) Nueve (variante 1)or Nueve (variante 2)or Nueve (variante 3) n/a
Transliteration 1 2 # 3 4 5 * 6 7 8 9 0
Consonants
Gutturals
Gutturals (variants) n/a kha (variant) n/a n/a n/a
Transliteration ka kha ga gha ṅa
Palatals
Palatals (variants) n/a n/a n/a jha (variant 1)or jha (variant 2) n/a
Transliteration ca cha ja jha ña
Dentals
Dentals (variants) n/a n/a n/a dha (variant) n/a
Transliteration ta tha da dha na
Labials म *
Labials (variants) n/a n/a n/a bha (variant) n/a
Transliteration pa pha ba bha ma
Semivowels र #
Semivowels (variants) n/a n/a la (variant 1)or la (variant 2) va
Transliteration ya ra la va

Dasaratha Had Sons other Than Four,In Sumeria Mittani Kings List?


So if Dasaratha,spelled as Tusharatta in these Kings Lists,who were Dasaratha’s successors in Sumerian and Mittani Empire? 

Names of the sons of Ramayana,Lava and Kusa are not found ,either.

Could it be that the Kings of Sumerian and Mittani are the children of Bharatha,Lakshmana,Shatrugna?

Or the sons of Dasaratha, through his consort other than Kausalya,Kaikeyi and Sumitra?

According to Hindu Sharma,A King can not anoint a son not through Queens.

Is it that Dasaratha gave away these far lands to his console’s son?

Though it is stated that Dasaratha married 60,000 wives to avoid the wrath of Parashurama,Valmiki records the 350 wives of Dasaratha.

 Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kanda, Chapter 34, Verse 10

Dasaratha said to Sumantra,
“Oh, Sumantra! being all my wives, who are here. Surrounded by all of them, I want to see the virtuous Rama.”
(‘who are here’ means available at the capital city then)
Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kanda, Chapter 34, Verse 13:

Hanuman Sanskrit Grammarian Sanskrit Grammarians List


Hanuman,the ardent devotee of Lord Ramachadra was not only powerful,wise ,he was also a scholar of Sanskrit.

His skill in debates are reported to be exemplary.

His presentation of facts and information to people to address the issue worrying them.

So much so ,Kamba Ramayana,the Tamil Epic narrates an incident thus.

Hanuman with five faces.image
Panchamuka Hanuman

After seeing Sita in Lanka ,Hanuman returned to Rama and he addressed Rama stating,

‘கண்டேன் சீதையை ‘

Seen Sita.

These were the words.

In Tamil this is not correct grammatically as the verb starts the sentence.

But had Hanuman started in Tamil according to grammar or in the normal fashion of speaking,he should have said,

நான் சீதையை கண்டேன்
But in this form, there would have been an element of suspense/anxiety for Rama as one can also say

I have not seen Sita.

So Hanuman did not begin either with first person(Hanuman) or the the third person (Sita)!

So great was his reading of human mind.

Apart from these, Hanuman is regarded as the Tenth Grammarian of Sanskrit.

Hanuman wonders as to which language he should use when he met Sita in Lanka.

He was worried that Sita might mistake him to be Ravana in disguise if  he ( Hanuman ) spoke in Sanskrit for Ravana was a Sanskrit scholar.

‘Yadi vacam pradasyamidvijatiriva Samskrutham

Ravanam manyamana maam Sita Bhita Bhavishyati

Vanarasya viseshena katham syaad abhibhaashanam

Avasyam eva vaktavyam maushamvakyam arthavath

-Ramayana V .20.19

Shall write on Manusha Bhasha later.

Hanuman is considered to be the Tenth Grammarian of Sanskrit.

List of Sanskrit Grammarians.

Bhartruhari

Katyayana

Panini

Patanjali

Pingala

Sakatayana

Saunaka

Vararuchi

Yaska

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