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Nama Japa is considered easiest path to get God's grace in Kali Yuga as it enkindles dormant Bhakt in one,s heart. However different saints give different names for Nama Japa. RamaNama is recommended by many saints.

But I have heard some people claiming that we should chant SitaRama or RadhaKrishna as it is Yugala Nama. Some even say that Sri Rama or even Sri Sita Rama should be chanted instead of Rama Nama alone while others recommend just Rama Nama. This can also apply names of Narayana(Lakshmi Narayana) and Krishna(Radha Krishna). There are even some arguements that we should chant Rama instead of Ram. I am posting some examples below :

केवल राम राम जपें या सीताराम जपें? कृष्ण जपें या राधेकृष्ण जपें?

क्या जपे राम-राम की सीता-राम !! कौन सा है प्रभावशाली ?

Ram naam ki mahima

सबसे श्रेष्ठ कौन से नाम का जप करना चाहिए, श्रवण कीजिए पूज्यपाद जगद्गुरुदेव भगवान के श्रीमुख से

Why should one chant the Name ‘Sree Ram’ instead of ‘Ram’?

Sri Rama Navami – Ram or Rama?

So what should we chant? Do both Namas have same effects? Can we chant both together or alternatively?

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    Both are nama japa so what to chant depends on your personal choice or how you were instructed in this regard.
    – Rickross
    Sep 7, 2023 at 9:00
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    Yes I am active ... now we can't see the last seen stat that is why we can't be sure when the user was last active .. and yes you can chant both the namas if you wish .. no problem.
    – Rickross
    Sep 7, 2023 at 12:32
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    Sticking to one deity is always good but chanting Sita Rama and Rama is not really deviating from one deity to another .. so no issues.
    – Rickross
    Sep 7, 2023 at 12:33
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    Ok I will certainly inform you @Rishx
    – Rickross
    Sep 13, 2023 at 5:18
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    see this (hindupedia.com/en/Nama_Mantras) under the heading of Rama. You will see one nama mantra as " Sri Sita Raamacandrabhyam Namah" .. so Sita Rama is a valid nama japa .. more such examples can be found on the same page too @RishX
    – Rickross
    Sep 14, 2023 at 6:23

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यज्ञ दान तपस्तीर्थ स्वाध्याय अध्यात्म बोधतः। कोटि संख्यं रामनाम्नि पावित्र्यं वर्तते नृपः।। ततः कोटागुणं पुण्यम् अस्या नाम सनातनम्। इति मत्वा भजन्त्येनां मुनयो नारदादयः।।

आदि रामायण ३.५१.४७क-४९ख

यज्ञ, दान, तपस्या, तीर्थ गमन, स्वाध्याय, अध्यात्म ज्ञान से जितना पुण्य प्राप्त होता है उसका कोटि गुणा फल राम नाम मात्र से ही प्राप्त होता है और कोटि बार राम नाम जपने से जितना पुण्य प्राप्त होता उतना सीता नाम सनातन नाम से ही मिल जाता है इसी कारणवश नारद आदि ऋषि मुनि सीता राम जाप करते हैं।

Narad says:- The amount of virtue that Is obtained from Yajna, charity, penance, pilgrimage, self-study, spiritual knowledge, its result is obtained a million times only by the name of Ram and the amount of virtue that is obtained by chanting the name of Ram a million times, the same amount of virtue is obtained from the eternal name of Sita. It is said that for this reason Narad etc. Rishi Muni chants Sita Ram nam

And almost same thing is mentioned in lomesh samhita but there are some differences

यज्ञ दान तपस्तीर्थ स्वाध्याय आत्मबोधतः। कोटि संख्यं राम नाम्नि पावित्र्यं वर्तते प्रिये।। ततः कोटि गुण पुण्यं सीता नाम सनातनम्। इति ज्ञात्वा भजन्तयेतान् मुनयो नारदादयः।।

Lomesh samhita

Sadashiv says:- The amount of virtue that Is obtained from Yajna, charity, penance, pilgrimage, self-study, spiritual knowledge, its result is obtained a million times only by the name of Ram and the amount of virtue that is obtained by chanting the name of Ram a million times, the same amount of virtue is obtained from the eternal name of Sita. It is said that for this reason Narad etc. Rishi Muni chants Sita Ram nam

From these refrence, the only conclusion is

1 Sita naam= crores of ram naam

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