Saturday, December 29, 2012


Lord Rama, was walking in the forest. He was stopped by his devotees, both men and animals. They had prayed for a long time and many lives for a close view of the Lord. They all fell at his lotus feet for divine blessings and grace.

Lord Rama was overwhelmed by the devotion of his subjects and he involuntarily let go of his bow to embrace them, one by one. The bow sadly landed on the tiny leg of a frog who was a big devotee of Lord.

However, the frog was mesmerized by the sight of the Lord. He was so very lost in the contemplation that he neither saw the bow landing on his limb nor did he feel any pain. After few minutes, Lord Rama decided to resume his walk; he lifted the bow. Only then did he painfully notice that it was thumping on the little leg of the toad. “O frog!” said Lord Rama with tears brimming in his beautiful eyes

“Why didn’t you draw my attention to this careless action of mine? Why didn’t you scream? Why didn’t you call for help? ”

 “O Rama! You are the my inner Self” answered the frog with outpouring love

“if somebody else had trodden my leg, to seek your help and your assistance, I would have called your name. Therefore, when you are the very one who is trampling on my puny limb, when you are the one giving the pain and suffering, who’s name am I going to call?”

Lord Rama was enthralled by the pure love of his devotee. He lovingly picked up the warty toad smudged with spittle, lying at his feet. With one gentle stroke of his hand, he relieved him of mortal pain. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Madhu and Kaitabha

Atikaya and his brother Trishira, are incarnations of the demons Madhu and Kaitabha, who were killed by Vishnu at the creation of the world.

MG Hariharan

Save Sacrifice

When Indrajeet Accused Vibhishana of Treachery -   Vibhishana  Replied

To Save the World Sacrifice a Country 

To Save the Country Sacrifice a State 
To Save the State Sacrifice a City 
To Save the City Sacrifice a Division 
To Save the Division Sacrifice a Colony 
To Save the Colony Sacrifice a Street 
To Save the Street Sacrifice a Family 
To Save the Family Sacrifice a Individual

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Parvathi's Favourite Verse which Pleases Shiva

There is a famous mantra of Lord Rama which explains how different living entities related to Him and how the Lord revealed Himself according to the relation. It was composed by Vaishta Muni and discussed between Mother Parvati and Lord Shiva in the Padma purana (Uma Maheswara Samvada 254-61). Mother Parvathi Devi keeps chanting this mantra always even in her sleep and this makes her very dear to Lord Shiva, who is the topmost Vaishnava. 

raamaaya raama bhadraaya raamachandraaya vedase
raghunaathaaya naathaaya seethaaya pathaye namah
Raamaaya:- For Dasaratha, He is dear "Raama". Although He was named Ramachandra, Dasaratha had the privilege of calling him affectionately as "Raama". It shows the closeness in relationship between father and son.

Raamabhadraaya:- For spiritual seekers, Lord Rama is the bestowerof the desired benedictions according to their desire. And for his pure devotees, He gives the most auspicious benediction which is entry into spiritual world. So the scriptures advise all spiritual seekers to worship Lord Rama and since He blesses them with auspiciousness according to their approach for them, He is Ramabhadra ('Bhadra' means auspiciousness).

Raama Chandraaya:- For mother Kausalya, Kaikeyi and other women, He was Ramachandra because His beauty was pleasing like moon. The Ramayana states 'chandra kanthaananam raamam atiiva priya darshanam' - Lord Rama's face is like that of the moon and very pleasing to those who see Him.

Vedhase:- For great sages like Jamadagni, Vasishta, Viswamitra etc., the Lord revelaed Himself as the Supreme Absolute truth, Ultimate Reality (para tattva). More than being the son of Dasarata and Kousalya’ they realized Him as the creator of everything. Therefore they address Him as 'vedhase', - the omniscient creator.

Raghunaathaya:- According to the subjects of Ayodhya, Rama is an excellent king. So they saw Him as the best of Kings of Raghu vamsa (Raghunatha).

Naathaaya:- 'naatha' means husband or master. Mother Sita saw Him as her beloved husband and eternal consort. And devotees like Hanumanji, Sugreeva, Vibheeshana, Jambavan, Guha etc., saw Him as their eternal master and Lord.

Sitaayah pathaye:- For the subjects of Mithila He was consort of their princess Sita.

As we read this verse we can see that, although the Lord is versatile each one conceives one aspect according to their relation with Him. Thus the Lord possesses multi-faceted personality. The important thing is to re-estbalish our relation with Him and this is possible by pure devotional service, without hidden material agendas.