Episode 8: The purpose of Lord Rama’s Incarnation

  In the previous episode we witnessed the major purposes of Bhagawan’s incarnations on this world – To protect righteous people, to destroy the evil and to restore Dharma (Righteousness) in this world. Today we shall see the importance of Lord Rama’s incarnation. Why was He born? What was the main agenda of his incarnation?Continue reading “Episode 8: The purpose of Lord Rama’s Incarnation”

Episode 7: Purposes behind “Bhagawad Avataars” – An in-depth analysis

In the previous episode we saw the significance of Valmiki Maharishi, who composed the Ramayana text with a great expertise. We also came to know yesterday about the location of Valmiki’s ashram, which is hailed and worshipped as the birthplace of Shrimad Ramayana. Starting from today, we shall go into the excerpts of the ValmikiContinue reading “Episode 7: Purposes behind “Bhagawad Avataars” – An in-depth analysis”

Episode 6: Who was this Valmiki Maharishi?

In the previous episode we saw the uniqueness of Hanuman in the entire Ramayana story and why is he affectionately worshipped as the “Rama Bhakta” and “Rama Dasa”. Further we also saw in brief about the structure of the Ramayana as an epic, written by Valmiki Maharishi in the Sanskrit language. Who was Valmiki Maharishi?Continue reading “Episode 6: Who was this Valmiki Maharishi?”

Episode 5: Hanuman – The “Center-Stage” of the Ramayana

In the previous episode we saw that between the two “Ithihaasaas” (Epics), the Ramayana occupies a special place in the Hindu Literature, due to various reasons. Of course, the Mahabhaarata has it’s own significance, however, the Ramayana is considered as an extremely sacred text in Hinduism. We shall be able to appreciate it as weContinue reading “Episode 5: Hanuman – The “Center-Stage” of the Ramayana”

Episode 4: Ramayana more significant than the Mahabhaarata?

In the previous episode we saw how and why are the “Ithihaasaas” more significant than the “Puraanaas” in the Hindu Literature. In today’s episode we shall look into yet another very important fact as to why is the Ramayana considered more significant than the Mahabhaarata.We shall see a few justifications for the above statement. TheContinue reading “Episode 4: Ramayana more significant than the Mahabhaarata?”

Episode 3: Ithihaasas more significant than Puraanaas?

In the previous episode we saw how significant are the “Veda-Upabrahmanas” and the reason why Bhagawan created them. In the process we also saw that the Veda-Upabrahmanas consists of two parts – The “Ithihaasaas” and the “Puraanaas”. It’s known that the Ithihaasaas are two in number – The Ramayana and the Mahabhaaratha, and the PuraanaasContinue reading “Episode 3: Ithihaasas more significant than Puraanaas?”

Episode 2: A deeper significance of the Veda-Upabrahmanaas

In the previous episode, we saw the main reason as to why “Bhagawan” (The Lord) incarnates in this earth, along with a small introduction about the Vedas and the Veda-Upabrahmanas. We also saw a short description about the “Shaastraas” and why are the Vedas described as the Shaastraas. We had concluded the last episode with a couple ofContinue reading “Episode 2: A deeper significance of the Veda-Upabrahmanaas”

Episode 1: An Introduction to this blog series – Significance of God’s Incarnations

Koojantham raama raamethi madhuram madhuraaksharam! Aaruhya kavithaashaakhaam vande vaalmiki kokilam!! Vaalmeeker muni simhasya kavithaa vana chaarinaha! Shrunvan raama kathaanaadham konayaanthi paraagathim!! Anjanaanandanam veeram jaanaki shoka naasanam! Kabeeshamakshahantaaram vande lankaa bhayankaram!! Manojavam maaruda thulya vekam jitendriyam buddhimataam varishtam! Vaadaatmajam vaanarayoodha mukhyam shri raama thuudham shirasaa namaami!! Aanjaneya madhipaatalaananam kaanjanaadri kamaneeya vigraham! Paarijaatha tharumoola vaasanam bhaavayaami bhavamaanaContinue reading “Episode 1: An Introduction to this blog series – Significance of God’s Incarnations”

Hanumad Prabhaavam # 11: Lakshmana’s reply to Hanuman

Till the past few episodes we were seeing how Lord Rama was in full appreciation for Hanuman’s way of talking and thus we had an opportunity to learn the essentials of delivering a brilliant lecture/speech. In today’s episode we shall see what is the reply given by Lakshmana to Hanuman. After Lord Rama finishes his accordContinue reading “Hanumad Prabhaavam # 11: Lakshmana’s reply to Hanuman”

Hanumad Prabhaavam # 10 – Hanuman, the “Aacharya” or “The Spiritual Master”!!

  In the previous episode, we saw in detail the significance of body language, diction etc. as part of an appealing lecture/speech. Today, we shall continue the same context and appreciate the reason behind Lord Rama stressing and appreciating the beauty of Hanuman’s speech. Rama continues in praise of Hanuman: “Samskaarakrama sampannaam adhrutaam avilam vidaam! UcchaarayathiContinue reading “Hanumad Prabhaavam # 10 – Hanuman, the “Aacharya” or “The Spiritual Master”!!”