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Greatness of Rama-Nama

śrīrāma rāma rāmēti ramē rāmē manōramē |
sahasranāma tattulyaṁ rāma nāma varānanē || 27||

      Rama Nama is hailed as a powerful mantra capable of alleviating suffering, giving solace to the agitated mind and, above all, providing the means to salvation. 

      Sita experienced its efficacy when Hanuman’s rendering of Rama’s story brought hope to her. The resourceful Hanuman had chosen a critical moment in Ashoka vana to sing the praise of Lord Rama. Sita was surprised to observe good omens and experiences strange relief from the resonance of Rama Nama. All this was possible for Hanuman because of the power of Rama Nama. Subsequently the monkey army accomplished the mighty task of building a bridge to Lanka by inscribing Lord Rama’s name on rocks.

      Lord Hanuman ji is living example of Rama Nama. He accomplished impossible tasks while chanting Rama Nama. Entire Sundara Kanda of Ramayana and Shri Hanuman Chalisa vouch for Rama Nama.

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      In Bhagavad Gita (10.25), Lord says as “yajñānāṁ japa-yajño ’smi” meaning “Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa]”. Saint Thyagaraja chanted Rama nama 96 crore times and had darshan of Lord Sri Rama directly. 

     Every other mantra in our scriptures have their own names. Rama Nama is the only Mantra that is called ‘Taraka Mantra’. The word ‘taraka’ means the one that helps us cross. It helps us cross the ocean of ‘samsara’. It helps us cross the cycles of birth and death. 

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