The Efficacy of Rama Nama

Published on March 30, 2015 14:01:01 PM
The name ‘Rama’ is the ‘taraka mantra’, literally one which helps one to crosses the ocean of Samsara or the mundane world.The Nama of Rama is an amalgamation or essence of the Panchakshari and Astakshari, namely the Narayana Mantra and the Siva mantra.As extolled in the Vishnu Sahasranama, in which Lord siva says that chanting the Rama nama thrice is equal to chanting the thousand names of the Lord Vishnu.
Many savants like Tulsidas,Kabirdas,Saint Tyagaraja,Bhadrachala Ramadas, were been the pantheon of many people who savored in the devotion of Lord Rama.In fact,most of the cult of Rama Worship is seen on the banks of the river Godavari,where he spent his vanavasa (exile)of 13 years, along with his wife Sita and brother,lakshmana.In the 13th year,Ravana abducted Sita and then Rama then went to Lanka by constructing a bridge over the ocean.Hence,the growth of Rama cult along the banks of Godavari,especially in Andhra,is seen in abundance.