rama navami

Rama Navami 2019

“Of all the aquatics the shark is one of the biggest and is certainly the most dangerous to man. Thus the shark represents Krishna. And of rivers, the greatest in India is the Mother Ganges. Lord Ramachandra, of the Ramayana,… Read More ›

Rama Navami 2017

“Otherwise those two possess enough strength to overpower the demigods even, but still I think the reversal of my misfortune has yet to occur.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.14) athavā śaktimantau tau surāṇām api nigrahe… Read More ›

Rama Navami 2016

“Then I, resembling a cloud and having molten-golden earrings, made my way into Vishvamitra’s ashrama, for I was very proud of my strength due to the boon given to me by Lord Brahma. As soon as I entered, Rama quickly… Read More ›

Rama Navami 2014

“O ocean of mercy, O ocean of happiness, O crest-jewel of great souls, from time to time please remember us, dear son, and don’t let go of your love.” (Janaki Mangala, 176) kṛpā sindhu sukha sindhu sujāna siromani | tāta… Read More ›

Rama Navami 2013

“As antaryami, Shri Rama knows everyone’s maladies. Raising the bow, in curiosity He is drawing the string to His ear.” (Janaki Mangala, 103) antarajāmī rāma marama saba jāneu | dhanu caḍhāi kautukahiṃ kāna lagi tāneu || Download this episode (right… Read More ›

Rama Navami 2012

“The most fortunate Kausalya looks charming as she sits on the beautiful bedstead holding the child Rama in her lap. Gazing upon His moon-like face again and again, she makes her eyes like a Chakora bird to His form.” (Gitavali,… Read More ›

Rama Navami 2011

“Today is the most auspicious day; the time and circumstance are joyous and beautiful. Shri Rama, the abode of beauty, character and divine qualities, has appeared in the king’s palace.”  (Gitavali, 1.1.1) āju sudina subha gharī suhā’ī | rūpa-sīla-guna-dhāma rāma… Read More ›

Rama Navami 2010

“There was a king named Dashratha, the protector of dharma, as unshakeable as a mountain, true to His promises, well known throughout the world, and whose son is Raghava. Raghava, who is known by the name of Rama, is a… Read More ›