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Hindu epic Ramayana has spread to all countries in Southeast Asia. In India and Sri Lanka we have lot of places associated with Rama.

Here is the first part of pictures from a 1988 book:-

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Mahabharata and Ramayana Kings in the Rig Veda (Post No.9347)


Post No. 9347

Date uploaded in London – –6 MARCH  2021     

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Mahabharata and Ramayana Kings in the Rig Veda

Rigveda is the oldest available text giving the history of mankind. It is dated between 4500 BCE and 2000 BCE . When Max muller dated it 1200 BCE, he was attacked by other Indologists. Then he went back saying no one can date the Vedas.

The hymns of the Vedas were composed literally for hundreds of years. The latest hymn is by Devapi, brother of King Shantanu.

Shantanu was the great grandfather of the Kauravas and Pandavas, who fought the Bharata War that happened in 3101 BCE.

Shantanu came four generations prior to Pandavas and Kauravas, which was also Krishna’s life time. That means the latest book of the Rigveda was composed about 5200 years ago . According to Brihaddevata and the Nirukta, Devapi composed the Rain

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Power of Rama Nama

The name of a man is the very essence of his power .

There are stories in the sacred books of Hinduism that give the name a power greater than that of its possessor.

1. Hanuman was building a bridge whereby he might cross to Sri Lanka by throwing into the sea stones on which he written the name of Rama so that they would not sink. Rama himself watched Hanuman with interest doing this and to test the power of a stone, threw one into the sea without writing his name on it, whereupon it sank at once. Then he turned to Hanuman for explanation of the failure of his stone to float and Hanuman replied that Rama’s name has more power than Rama himself.

Repetition of the name of a God puts pressure on the god and forces the grant of a request. Punya or merit is acquired by the mere uttering of sacred names.

2.There’s a story of Ramdas about a prostitute who taught her parrot to say and so won Punya for herself.

3.Ajamila from his death bed called his son and acquired Punya because he called his son’ whose name was Narayana . When he addressed his son’ name constantly, the messengers of Yama took him to heaven instead of hell.

4.Valmiki was a hunter in the forest. He acquired lot of Papa/sin by killing animals. He used to put one pebble in a pot every time one animal was killed. And he had seven pots full of pebbles. But all his papa was wiped out after he uttered Rama nama. Narada taught him the holy name of Rama. He wrote Ramayana in Sanskrit under the advice of Narada. Thus he became a famous and revered saint.


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Five Heroic Qualities of Lord Rama!


Article No.2006

Written by London swaminathan

Date : 20th July 2015

Time uploaded in London : 19-12

A hero, according to Western culture, is one who kills hundreds of people in a war. Then he is awarded the highest order or award or medal of the country. But the Hindu concept of a hero is very different. In India, two holy men were called Maha Veer, i.e. Great heroes. They are Maruti or Hanuman and Mahavira, the 24th Tirthangara of the Jains.

Many others including Lord Rama, Arjuna also bear this title. The word Hero in English came from the Sanskrit word Vira (veera). There is popular Sanskrit couplet about Lord Rama which describes the five ‘heroic’ qualities of Rama. He is

Tyagavira = famous for his sacrifice

Dayavira = famous for his compassion

Vidyavira = famous for his wisdom

Parakramavira = famous for his valour

Dharmavira = famous for his righteousness

One may wonder why the word hero/Vira is attached to virtues such as compassion, righteousness, sacrifice. Hindus have found out that it is easy to kill anyone but to uphold these virtues in situations like “To be or Not to be”, is the most difficult one. One can easily deviate from the set rules in the scriptures for selfish gains; but Rama never did violate any of the rules in the scriptures and positively showed that one can follow it right to the end.

Here are some examples:

Tyagavira: He sacrificed his kingship just to obey his father! Even his own brother Lakshmana asked him to revolt against his father and step mother, but he did not.


Dayavira : He showed compassion to all those he met. He treated tribal leaders like Guhan, Sabari and semi civilized people like monkey tribes, bear tribes, eagle tribes as his own kith and kin. When his opponent Ravana lost all his weapons in the battle, he asked him to go home and come back next day with the weapons.

Vidyavira: He showed complete wisdom in all his actions. He gave enough chances to avoid war with Ravana. He sent Hanuman as ambassador. Wherever he won land, he did not rule those places. He gave them back to Sugreeva and Vibhisana.

Parakramavira: He subdued all the demons from his teenage days. He defeated the most feared hero Parasurama. When Sugreeva doubted his strength, he pierced the seven trees with a single arrow. In all the cantos of Ramayana there are incidents to show his Parakrama.

Dharmavira: Valmiki, the author of the original Ramayana, praised his as the embodiment of Dharma/righteousness. Ramayana is read or acted or recited throughout India and South East Asia because of the incomparable virtues of Rama. No man until today beat him in following the scriptures. When a common man doubted the integrity of his wife Sita, he asked her to do Fire Walking. He spent 14 years in the forest just to satisfy his father’s wishes. He gave equal respect to his brothers and mother and step mothers. There were many situations where one can easily slip. Above, all he was the only Indian king who refused to marry more than one woman. All other Hindu kings married more than one woman according to the rules for the kings. He never spoke untruth!

Here is the famous couplet

Panchaviiraah samaakyaathaa raama evat u panchadhaa

Raghuviira iti kyatah sarvaviiropalakshnah


My earlier articles on Ramayana:-

Lord Sri Rama- the Best PRO in the world, posted on 17 Nov. 2011

Rama – Embodiment of Dharma, posted on 5 April 2014

Aladdin’s magic in Valmiki Ramyana, posted on 25 Dec. 2012

Lord Rama Vs Kama, posted on 20 February 2014

How many miles did Rama walk?, posted on 3 Dec.2012

Maruti Miracle: 660 Kilometres per hour!, posted on 1 June 2013

How did Rama fly his Pushpaka Vimana/plane?, posted on 22 June 2013

How did Ravana travel from Sri Lanka to India?, posted on 20 Sept. 2014

Ravana- Pandya Peace Treaty, posted on 24 June 2014

PICTURE RAMAYANA, posted in 2015 until June, for each canto/Kanda separately.


Lord Shri Rama – The World’s Best PR Man!

By S Swaminathan

Lord Shri Rama

Valmiki praised the way Sri Rama spoke to people. The way Valmiki described him showed Sri Rama was the best PR Man. The best company would have hired him as a Public Relations Officer with the highest pay. Why? He was Srutha Bhashi, Hitha Bhashi, Mitha Bhashi and Purva Bhashi according the Adi Kavi Valmiki.

  • Srutha Bhashi: Rama always spoke truth
  • Hitha Bhashi: He spoke whatever was pleasant to hear.
  • Mitha Bhashi: He spoke very little.
  • Purva Bhashi: He did not wait for others to open a dialogue. He opened the conversation.

Let us analyse it for a minute. Many a times we speak the truth and get caught in a trap. Why? Though we spoke truth, it was bitter. One example is a wife’s cooking. Under the pressures of work and modern living a man may shout at her saying that she put too much salt in the dishes. It may be true – but the way we spoke was wrong.

If we were Rama we would have passed the message in the gentlest way with the kindest words.  Rama would probably have said “Darling, your cooking is usually wonderful. What happened to you today? Aren’t you feeling well? The food you prepared was a bit salty today which is unusual.” Speaking truth is good but it should not harm or upset any one. That is why Valmiki called him a Srutha Bhashi and Hitha Bhashi.

When people attend weddings or birthday parties they often wait for others to come and talk to them. Their arrogance and ego stop them going up to others, who they consider their rivals, to enquire about their welfare. They pretend to look at other people and wait for their ‘rivals’ to approach them. When they go home they boast to their friends that they snubbed those arrogant rivals. The other people would probably have told their friends the same thing. But look at Rama. He was the son of a great emperor and crown prince of a kingdom. He went up to people and voluntarily spoke to them and enquired about their welfare. He was called a Purva Bhashi.

Mitha Bhashi: Many people suffer from verbal diarrhoea. They can never stop blabbering. We meet them with their mobile phones on 24/7 – on the bus, in the office and of course, at our political meetings! Rama spoke only very little, but made everyone happy. When he met a hunter Guhan he declared him as the fifth brother. When Ravana lost all his weapons in the final phase of the war he told him: “Go home today. Come back tomorrow” and gave him a last chance for survival. These words were meaningful and powerful.  (Guhan and Ravana references are from a version of the Ramayana written by Kamban in Tamil).

If you were running a business today, wouldn’t you hire Rama as your PRO with the highest pay?

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