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Why do some Hindus say "ram ram" twice?, why not only once like "ram" or thrice like "ram ram ram"? What is the actual reason behind that?

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    Before writing Ramayana Rishi Valmiki was a thief and pirate named as " Valiya lutera". Sage Narada suggested him to chant Mara Mara whose opposite is Rama Rama. Valmiki started and he became sage out of the pirate and Lord Rama blessed him to write Ramayana. It is truth that by chanting name of Rama everything can be accomplished. hinduismfacts.org/2012/03/why-do-hindus-say-ram-ram – CR241 Aug 20 '17 at 1:39
  • Do you mean when they meet? – Sarvabhouma Aug 23 '17 at 9:57
  • @CR241 was it Rama or Brahma who gave blessings to Valmiki? According to this that was Brahma link – Khanjan Aug 23 '17 at 13:58
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    There is no hard-and-fast rule behind this, and many people say 'hey ram', or 'jai sri ram', or 'sri ram jaya ram'.. Why do people say 'bye-bye' twice instead of bye ? or bye-bye-bye ? – ram Aug 24 '17 at 0:13
  • This is no hard rule for this. Many Hindus say this. Like, "Rama Rama", "Hari. Hari", "Shiva Shiva". Even Narada muni always says "Narayana Narayana twice". – The Destroyer Aug 25 '17 at 10:14
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Certain sounds are associated with some vibrations which enhance the functioning of Chakras of body.

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For example, Ram is the mantra for manipura chakra (navel centre) and if it is chanted in kirtan or repeated in japa, it will stimulate the abdominal area benefiting complaints such as peptic ulcer, constipation, diarrhoea and other digestive disorders.

Mantras Chakra Physical location
Lam Mooladhara Perineum
Vam Swadhisthana Base of the spine
Ram Manipura Navel centre
Yam Anahata Heart centre
Ham Vishudhi Throat
Om Ajna Eyebrow centre

  • It is रं for Manipura Chakra not राम (Sanskit sounds not Hindi sounds). – The Destroyer Aug 24 '17 at 9:18
  • If Rama helps in peptic ulcer(following your theory), why not Ham or Yam because heart is also important. Heart is the most important organ of our body. Isn't it? Then why don't people say Yam Yam? – Sarvabhouma Aug 24 '17 at 18:04
  • @Sinister That sound is ram not Rama. Since Hindi users speak Rama as Ram, Op thought it had connection to Rama Nama Japa. – The Destroyer Aug 25 '17 at 10:11
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For marathi people "Ram Ram" was Started by Samartha Ramdas in 1600. You can find the discription of these things in Dasabodha which is written by Swami Ramdas.So Whenever two person meet they greet as "Ram Ram".

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