The question is
Why do some Hindus say "ram ram" twice?
There is a reason for saying ram, some may say twice.
The ultimate aim of any scripture related to the God is to goad the people towards the God/Spirituality/SELF REALISATION.
Achieving spirituality is easier said than done. Even persons with track record of doing austerities with sincerity ...
Saying Ram Ram twice has same effects as counting beads 108 times. Saying Ram once has benefits of counting mala 54 times. Saying Ram Ram does not effect one chakra alone instead, it effects all the chakras including chitta which is outside the physical body.
Those words can be understood as uttered out of great respect towards his father King Dasaratha.
The preceding and succeeding slokas give clue to us, as to how much respect Sri Rama had towards his father.
अलीकम् मानसम् तु एकम् ह्ऱ्दयम् दहति इव मे | स्वयम् यन् न आह माम् राजा
भरतस्य अभिषेचनम् || २-१९-६
"My heart is burning indeed with one sorrowful ...
The questions are:
Why does one become favored by the gods?
What qualities make Rama heroic, aside from his status as an avatar of Vishnu? Was there a reason he was selected to be Vishnu's avatar?
Are there qualities that are viewed as traditionally "heroic?" In the west, and Christianity, there's heavy emphasis placed on things
like charity and ...
As said in another answer, this episode does not occur in Sri Valmiki Ramayana but in Sri Ramacharitmanas of Gosvami Tulasidas.
Following is the original text with hindi translations from Gita-press gorakhpur's edition (english translations are mine) from LankA-KAnda which contains this episode:
जौं मम चरन सकसि सठ टारी । फिरहिं रामु सीता मैं हा...
Angada's challenging all of the warriors in Ravana's palace to lift his feet from ground, is not from Valmiki Ramayana.
The following is what transpired in that episode, after delivering of Sri Rama's message by Angada:
ततः स रोष ताम्र अक्षह् शशास सचिवांस् तदा | गृह्यताम् एष दुर्मेधा
वध्यताम् इति च असकृत् || ६-४१-८४
Then, the enraged Ravana ...
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One of the users mentioned Gita Press, which is a good translation. Here is the link:
Another is by Parimal Publication, Delhi. Here is the link:
Rajaji's version is an abridged one. It is good, but it ...
If he called Rama as an incarnation of Brahma there is nothin wrong because Narayan is also known as supreme Brahma.
Narayan Upanishad chapter 2
Narayana is eternal. Narayana is Brahma. Narayana is the universe. Narayana is Indra. Narayana is time. Narayana is the primary directions. Narayana is the secondary directions. Narayana is above. ...
According to Padma Purana, after the departure of Sita in the Earth, Sri Rama ruled the Kingdom for 11,000 years.
After Sita’s disappearance, Shri Rama ruled for eleven thousand years.
So if we add up the number years he spent on Earth, before the departure of Sita, we will get his life span.
By the time he reached Chitrakuta, at the commencement of 14 ...
He said Brahm, not Brahma. The word Br(A)hm is a root of words like Brahmin, Brahma, Brahmcharya which means (A(first letter of Sanskrit)/Aham/I am) i.e. creation, beginning, Self and alone.
The trinity of Br(A)ma, Vishn(U) and (M)ahesh is the manifested triguna Maya Prakriti who is the beginning, middle and end of this creation. A+U+M is also called AUM/OM(...
I like to add another reference, which is Ananda Ramayana. This is not attributed to Sage Valmiki, and the exact authorship, and time of composition are not clear. Many stories and accounts are new in this version of The Ramayana.
That said, the Sara-Khanda, 10th Sarga talks about Lord Rama establishing the Shiva Linga in great detail. This is narrated for ...
There are 3 options, in my view.
Option-1 - Follow the popular version.
As per 16th Sarga of Valmiki Ramayana, Sri Rama is an incarnation of Vishnu.
उपायः को वधे तस्य राक्षसाधिपतेः सुराः | यमहं तं समास्थाय
निहन्यामृषिकण्टकम् || १-१६-२
"What is the idea to eliminate that demon's chief Ravana, oh, gods,
adopting which strategy I will have to ...
He said brahm(ब्रह्म) and not brahmA(ब्रह्मा). There is a difference. Lord Vishnu is considered as brahm; so it is perfectly fine to refer him as.
As per the definition of brahm:
Brahm or Brahman is "the unchanging reality amidst and beyond the world", which "cannot be exactly defined". It has been described in Sanskrit as Sat-cit-ānanda and as the ...
To add to the list, it is also mentioned in Sri Nrsimha Purana (which is considered a upa-purana).
Chapter 58, slokhas 121 and 122 -
pratishTAya mahAdEvam setumaDyE sa raGHavah || (121) (Lord Rama made pratishta of Lord Shiva on the bridge constructed across the ocean)
labDHAvAn paramAm BHaktim shivE shamBO(r)agurahAt |
ramEshvara iti khyAtO mahAdEva(h) ...
While narrating the strength of Vali, Sugreeva says
समुद्रात् पश्चिमात् पूर्वम् दक्षिणाद् अपि च उत्तरम् | क्रामति अनुदिते
सूर्ये वाली व्यपगत क्लमः || ४-११-४
"Before the dawn of sun Vali unweariedly strides from western ocean to eastern, and even from southern to northern for offering
water oblations to the rising sun".
While arguing with Sri ...