Rama Navami Special
Sita Lakshmana Bharata Shatrughna Hanuman
Sametha Sri Rama Chandra Homam
(A Special Homa to Lord Rama’s Divine Family)
Scheduled Live on April 13, 2019
Rama Navami(Rama's Birthday): A Day of Victory, Valour and Values
Lord Rama was born in the holy land of Ayodhya to King Dasaratha and Queen Kausalya and this day is being celebrated as Rama Navami by devotees. It also glorifies the arrival of Lord Vishnu’s seventh avatar, Rama. Rama Navami falls on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra (March/ April). There’s no doubt that Sri Rama is beauty personified. He exhibits youthful vibrancy and has blue or green skin, holds bow and arrows and wears yellow robe. He is always accompanied by Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman.
Rama Navami is observed with the recital of Rama Katha (stories of Rama), bhajan, kirtan (religious song) fast and rituals. While the legend of Rama is so popular among all sections of people, Rama Navami also pays reverence to Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman, Bharata and Shatrughna for their important roles in the life of the lord. It is one of the five major sacred festivals and is said that properly observing the fast leads to the attainment of salvation.
In many temples, Rama ‘Kalyanotsavam’ is organised which is the marriage of the Lord to Mother Sita. In some places, the festival is celebrated for nine days i.e. from the first day of the waxing moon to the ninth day which is Rama Navami. It is a day of joy and excitement, and devotees offer sweets, panagam (spiced jaggery water) and fruits to the Lord.
Put Your Difficult Times to Rest by Worshipping Lord Rama on Rama Navami
Vedicfolks’ special homam on the day of Rama Navami will be Sita Lakshmana Bharata Shatrughna Hanuman Sametha Sri Rama Chandra Homam. This yagya is dedicated to the avatar god, his consort, siblings and his ardent follower, the mighty Lord Hanuman. Homam removes doshas and negative influences of planets in a horoscope. It reduces the effects of negative Karma and ensures that an individual achieves mental strength, vigour and vitality along with will power and self esteem. It ensures your win in all matters especially in business and career. It makes sure you flourish, grants justice in times of adversity and enhances your will power and mental potential.
Lord Rama Homam
The very word rama means supreme bliss and also means Brahman or the absolute. He is the supreme cosmic spirit, all pervadeing, the ultimate consciousness and Ishwara having infinite attributes. He was born to destroy the demon King Ravana so that righteousness and dharma prevails. He is called Maryada Purushothama, an epitome of a perfect human or Lord of Self Control. His principle devotee was Hanuman, considered a symbol of devotion and right action. Lord Rama protects, maintains and sustains those who seek him. He fulfills desires, grants liberation, removes fear and anxiety.
Mother Sita Homam
An incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, consort of Lord Vishnu, Mother Sita is an embodiment of nobility and high wifely attributes. She also symbolises purity, fertility, intelligence, progress and prosperity. She is the adopted child of King Janaka, also known as Janaki, and underwent immense tribulations in her life. She is still looked upon as ideal woman for her exemplary virtues, ideal traits and gracious presence in the life of Lord Rama and his three brothers. Worship her to get peace, good marital life and marital prospects.
Lord Rama’s younger brother, Lakshman is considered to be sesha, the million-headed serpent on which Lord Vishnu rests in Vaikunta. He is a highly skilled archer who is capable of aiming five hundred arrows in a single shot. He accompanied his elder brother wherever he went, and so was a great follower of Lord Rama, in every sense of the term. Lakshmana is known for his loyalty, honesty and short temper and without him Lord Rama may not have won the war against Ravana. Worship him to get relief from naga doshas, nakshatra dosha and past life sins.
Lord Rama’s yet another brother is known for his devotion and profound love for his elder sibling. When Lord Rama went to the forest for 14 years he ruled ayodhya placing his brother’s footwear on the throne. No ocean was so deep, no mountain immovable, no sky so vast and endless as compared to Bharata’s love for Lord Ram. Bharata was so much a part of Lord Rama as he ruled the kingdom in his place and therefore the lord himself said that there can’t be two temples for them and that Bharata was a part of him. Realise the ultimate reality of Brahman that grants eternal truth and bliss.
The twin of Lakshman, Shatrughna had great love and reverence for his elder brother. He was instrumental in the killing of the demon Lavanasura, the demon king of Mathura, also a nephew of Ravana. He learned the trick from Sri Rama, took his blessings and carried out the task, later he was given the charge of ruling the land of the demon king. But he returned to Ayodhya as he could not bear the separation from his brother. Get the blessings of brotherhood, peace and love with reverence to Shatrughna.