Sita-Rama

  • Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to some devotional saints, he is the Supreme God, from whom Vishnu originates.
  • Goddess Sita is the shakti (energy) and spouse of Rama; she is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Sita-Rama are generally worshipped together by Hindus as a Divine couple.
  • Scriptures covering their stories include the Ramayanas [1] and the Padma Purana.
  • Hindu festivals celebrated for them include Diwali, Dusshera, and Ramanavami.
  • In Hindu temples, Sita-Rama are generally seen with Lakshmana (Rama’s brother) and their greatest devotee — Hanuman.
  • Well-known devotees of Sita-Rama in recent times include Goswami Tulasidasa, Sri Ramananda, Samarth Guru Ramdas, Saint Thyagaraja, Mahatma Gandhi, and Neem Karoli Baba.

[1] Though many versions of the Ramayana are available, the following are considered authentic, among others, in mainstream Hinduism: the Valmiki Ramayana, the Ramacharitamanas (by Goswami Tulasidasa), the Adhyatma Ramayana (by Maharishi Ved Vyas), and the Kamba Ramayana.

2 thoughts on “Sita-Rama”

  1. Dear sh Goel hi
    Pranaam.
    I have gone through some of your spiritual articles which are really mind blowing.
    Thanks.
    I am from Delhi and also have spiritual quests. Now a retired banker. Wishes to explore true meaning of human life.
    If you could pl guide me.
    Regards
    Pawan Gupta
    Delhi.

  2. Hi Pawan ji,

    Thank you very much for your comment. I am a spiritual writer, and I do not do personalized spiritual counselling at this time. But I would like to share some of my views.

    Personally, I am a supporter of Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion to God), which has given Hinduism many of its best saints. The aim of human life is to eventually reach God (mukti/moksha/liberation).

    Chanting Ramanama is a very simple and effective method to connect to God. Sometimes, chanting Ramanama for ten minutes (with a devotional feel) is better than chanting for half an hour. In the beginning, there is no need to aim for long periods of time. Once interest develops and if our health permits, the duration of worship can be increased. Reading and listening to pravachan (discourses)/bhajans (devotional songs) are also forms of bhakti and complement chanting and praying to God very well.

    While some Hindus worship more than one form of God, others primarily worship a single ishta devata. If you like to worship Lord Rama or Lord Rama happens to be your favorite form of God, some prayers for Lord Rama are on this blog post. Also, you can directly request Lord Hanuman to guide you towards Lord Rama. You can just talk to Lord Hanuman as you would talk to a guru. Lord Hanuman and Lord Rama always listen to us. In fact, Lord Hanuman can be considered the ultimate guru for devotees of Lord Rama.

    Please let me know if something is unclear. Best of luck on your spiritual journey!

    Regards,
    Mukul

    Edited on July 17, 2019.

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