மன்னுபுகழ் கௌசலை தன் மணிவயிறு வாய்த்த சக்கரவர்த்தி திருமகனாம் ஸ்ரீ ராமபிரானின் திருவவதார மகோத்சவம் ஸ்ரீராம நவமி.
The greatest of the Ithihasa puranam has had its influence across centuries, countries and cultures - Maryadha Purush Sri Ramapiran has illuminated the lives of millions. Even in wildest of imaginations, one would struggle to find a person with such admirable and rare qualities that Sri Rama piran possessed – it is the real life depiction Ramayana of Valmeeki that portrays an entire civilization told through the central characters of the story, Sree Rāma, Seetā, Lakshmanan and Hanuman as ideal, because each one of them chose to lead a noble life of their choice and preserved their character even under the most trying circumstances. They stayed on the right side of the equation, without regard to personal difficulties and sacrifices that their choices called upon.
Vālmeeki’s grandeur epic clearly describes the four enduring urges: Knowledge, Power, Wealth and Comfort. These urges of people are natural and universal and eternal. The one who has a lifelong interest in acquiring knowledge and feels good in identifying himself with knowledge, and a man of courage is the ultimate hero worthy of emulation. In Baala Gaanda, sage Valmiki says :
தர்மஜ்ஞ: ஸத்யஸந்தஸ்ச ப்ரஜாநாம் ச ஹிதே ரத: ।
யஸஸ்வீ ஜ்ஞாநஸம்பந்ந: ஸுசிர்வஸ்ய: ஸமாதிமாந் ॥
Of the Yuga Purush, Sri Ramachandra, the sage utters that His sense of right and wrong is acute and unfailing; He honors his words always; He is constantly engaged in the welfare and wellbeing of the people. His unblemished reputation reached far and wide. He was one wealth of knowledge, pure within and out and focussed always on welfare of His subjects, protecting them.
The 9day Sri Rama Navami Uthsavam commenced today [7th Apr 2016] at Thiruvallikkeni and various other divyadesams. Here are some photos of today’s purappadu of Seetha sametha Sri Ramar with Sri Lakshmana.
Inputs taken from : readramayana.org [Sanskrit verse and its meaning]