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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Celebrating birth of Sree Rama 2021 ~ इक्ष्वाकुवंशप्रभवो .. रामो नाम जनैः श्रुतः ।

Very many centuries ago, descended on this earth, the Greatest Maryada Purush, the epitome of all virtues, who showed to all human beings on how to lead the life…. “Lord Sri Rama”.  His birth celebrations ~ Sri Rama Navami Uthsavam are about to commence shortly.  

பகைவர்களே இல்லாத, உயர்ந்த மதில்களை உடைய அயோத்தி மாநகரத்திலே, சூர்யகுல திலகனாய்  மன்னுபுகழ் கௌசலை தன் மணிவயிறு வாய்த்தவர்  ஸ்ரீராமபிரான். அனைத்து கல்யாண குணங்களும் ஒரு சேரப் பெற்ற இராமபிரான், தசரதரின் மகனாகசித்திரை மாதம் சுக்ல பக்ஷ நவமியில் அவதரித்தார். இராமர் அப்பழுக்கு இல்லாத       மனிதனாக வாழ்ந்து காட்டியவர்.  இராமச்சந்திர மூர்த்தியின் பேரை சொன்னாலே     எல்லா வளமும் பெருகும்.  

தந்தை சொல் மிக்க மந்திரம் இல்லை என தந்தையின் ஒரே வார்த்தை கேட்டு,  “பாராளும் படர்செல்வம் பரதநம்பிக்கேயருளி;  ஆறாவன்பு  இளையவன் கூட அருங்கானமடைந்தவன்’   - பூமி முழுவதையும் ஆட்சி புரிகையாகிற பெரிய ராஜ்ய ஸம்பத்தை,   ஸ்ரீபரதாழ்வானுக்கே நியமித்துவிட்டு, இளையபெருமாளுடன்  கொடிய வனம் ஏகியவன்.

इक्ष्वाकुवंशप्रभवो .. रामो नाम जनैः श्रुतः ।
नियतात्मा महावीर्यो ..  द्युतिमान्धृतिमान् वशी ॥

सर्वदाऽभिगतस्सद्भिः . . . समुद्र इव सिन्धुभिः ।
आर्यस्सर्वसमश्चैव . . . सदैकप्रियदर्शनः ॥

In the words of Valmiki  -  “He is known to all by the name Rāma. He is born into the lineage of Ikshwāku. He is well balanced and in complete control of His words,  thoughts and deeds. He is a man of great valour. He  is a person of steadfast character and radiant countenance. 

Noble people from all over the world are drawn to him like rivers would find their way to the ocean. He conducts himself equably at all times. .. .. and He is always charming.

Lord Rama descended on earth for the purpose of upholding righteousness and rewarding virtue. Ramayana is the greatest Ithihasa detailing the life and journey of the immortal Perfect man’s adherence to dharma despite harsh tests of life and time. Lord Rama is the epitome of all virtues and the perfect human being who abandoned the throne and served exile in the forest for the sake of honour of his beloved father.

In the land of Rama which obviously was the most exceptional paradise – Eldorado – Kambar describes it to be the place – where there was no philanthropy (as there was none seeking and receiving alms); not a place of valour (as there could be no invaders nor any war)…………yet its Lord’s life is not the story of happy living all the time….. in the prime of His youth, for 13 years, Lord Sri Rama accompanied by Sita and brother Lakshmana lived a life of pastoral peace in the forests.   After fulfilling the vow, after killing the demon and returning to rule the life was great for the subjects.   

In a few more days from now ~ 13th of April 2021 would be Yugathi Panchanga Sravanam and starts SRee Ramanavami Uthsavam – this year it coincides with Sri Emperumanar (Ramanujar) uthsavam – (5th day). 

Here are some photos of the beautiful Sree Rama Piran at Thirumylai Madhava Perumal thirukovil taken on the occasion of theppothsavam for Sree Ramapiran, Seethadevi, Lakshmanan and Hanuman on 28.2.2021.


adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar
Ramayana slokas of Valmiki  excerpted thankfully from 

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