Month: December 2015

Manohara

“O daughter of Janaka, Rama has eyes like lotus petals. He is enchanting to every living entity. He is endowed with beauty and skill since the time of birth.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.8) rāmaḥ kamala patra akṣaḥ sarva… Read More ›

Hear From Me

“O large-eyed one, I will speak of the symbols and characteristics of Rama and Lakshmana that were evident to me. Hear about these from me.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.7) yāni rāmasya cihnāni lakṣmaṇasya ca… Read More ›

According To The Truth

“Spoken to by Vaidehi, then Hanuman, the son of the wind, began to describe Rama according to the truth.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.5) evam uktaḥ tu vaidehyā hanūmān māruta ātmajaḥ | tato rāmam yathā tattvam ākhyātum upacakrame || Download… Read More ›

Nyagrodha Parimandala

“What kind of appearance and form did Rama have, as well as Lakshmana? Please explain to me how were their arms and how were their thighs.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.4) kīdṛśam tasya saṃsthānam rūpam… Read More ›