Rama’s Birthday Brings True Hope

Rama Navami: April 15th (IST)

Grand Group Rama Fire Lab –
Live Public Webcast: 7 a.m. (IST)

April 15th is Rama Navami, the birthday of Archetype Rama. Navami means “ninth Moon,” and it is an extra special Moon, because that is when Rama was born. It is very important to honor the birth of avatars and messiahs, because they represent true hope for the world, and it’s a reminder for everyone that this is the time you can awaken their energy within your own self.
Rama fought for truth all his life. That is the energy we recall on his birthday, and is also the power behind the sound “Rama.”

Rama: The Symbol of Protection, Prosperity, Victory, Simplicity, and Liberation

The significance of Rama Nama (the name of Rama) is infinite; it is told that even Adisesha, the mythological snake with one thousand tongues, cannot describe it fully. The simple 2-syllable mantra that is so very easy to remember and repeat is also the most powerful one.

The name RAMA is a derivative of two key consonants combined.

RA from NARAYANA and MA from MAHADEVA.

Narayana and Mahadeva are other names of  Vishnu and Shiva, respectively. Therefore, chanting RAMA has the explicit dual benefit of being blessed by both the Protector and the Liberator Gods.

The RAMA mantra is called THAARAKA MANTRA.

Mantra means “energy,” and Thaaraka means “the thing that takes you across.” With its pure, elevating energy, the RAMA mantra is the life boat that can take you across the sea of suffering and the ocean of obstacles.

Chanting Rama Nama just thrice is equivalent to chanting sahasranama.

Each Sanskrit alphabet has an internal numeric value and is connected to one of the 5 elements of nature. The Maharishis, with their deep insights about the power of each alphabet and its phonetic energy, did these value assignments.

RA is Agni Beeja – Agni means “fire,” and Beeja means “seed.” That is, RA is related to the fire element.
RA is the primal of the sounds. Even mantras for attaining supernatural powers are incomplete if they are not power-prefixed with this sound, e.g. Hraam, Hreem, Hroom, etc.
MA is Akash Thathwa, in other words the cosmic sound, as in AUM. MA is the phoneme of fertility and peace.
Therefore, every time we chant RAMA, we are unconsciously making an aahuthi (offering to fire, or otherwise a homa) to the supreme cosmic consciousness.

Numerically, the value of RA is 2, and that of MA is 5; thus, chanting merely 3 times RAMA RAMA RAMA equals chanting the entire sahasranama of Mahavishnu.

That is: RAMA RAMA RAMA = 2x5x2x5x2x5 = 1000, hence the equivalent of chanting sahasranama, or a thousand names of the Lord.

You might wonder how could RAMA = 2×5, instead of 2+5. The energy waves created by these 2 syllables get propounded as a circular wave in motion that continuously expands at its peripherals due to the energy created at the center of its innermost circle, which is again expanding all the time three-dimensionally.
Hence, 3x RAMA = (2×5)^3. That is the power of Rama Nama.

RAMA connection across cultures

Even in ancient Egyptian culture, “Ra” was the primary name of the SUN god, who was considered to be the King of Gods. You can see all pharaohs had their names mostly ending with “Ra,” or at least will have this syllable in their names. Ramayana describes Sri Rama as the king from Surya Vamsh (Sun dynasty). Thus, there is a prominent connection with the syllable “Ra” across two distant and different cultures.

The RAMA symbolism

Mythologically, Rama, the crown prince of the kingdom of Ayodhya, had to undergo many hurdles in life. His life, as depicted in Ramayana, is symbolic of all the sufferings a human can undergo, in spite of his royal lineage. He fought the negative forces in his life with love and patience on one side with his stepmother, Kaikeyi, and with bravery and valor on the other side with his opponent Ravana. There is a great management lesson from the entire life story of Rama. He showed the different approaches to deal with different types of people. His army consisted mainly of monkeys, which is a clear depiction of using any resource intelligently to its fullest potential. He was a loving brother, setting an example for sibling love and maintaining family relationships. He even abandoned his dear wife, to show that those who rule the country need to be role models themselves and are accountable to the public.

This seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu displayed in his lifetime that any man with the right intent and effort can become a hero. Thus, Rama imagery stands tall as the symbol of protection, prosperity, simplicity, triumph, and liberation.

Astrological Significance of Rama Navami 2016

On April 15th, the Moon will be in the star Pushya, governed by the planet Saturn. Saturn will be in the sign Scorpio along with Mars. Saturn, being the spiritual planet, in the sign of Scorpio, the sign of transformation, is very good for spiritual transformation. As the planet Saturn is along with Mars, this is a good day to fight against Ravana (the negative emotions) inside you. As the planet Saturn joins Mars in the 5th House from the Moon, it is also a good day to seek the flowering of intelligence and the skill of positively connecting to people around you.

Mantra to Chant

Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Pahimaam
Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rakshamaam

The above chant is an invocation to Rama, uttering the holy name 12 times with the intent that the sacred syllables will always protect oneself from all negative energies. The Sanskrit word pahi means “to bow with reverence,” and raksha means “protection.” Thus, pahimaam means “I eternally bow with reverence” and rakshamaam means “please keep protecting me.” This is a very powerful chant with deep meaning.

Chant this 7 times in the morning and evening every day starting from the 8th of April, Friday onwards. This will facilitate inner cleansing and tune your mind and body to absorb the benefits of the homa and other rituals.

Grand Group Sri Rama Homa on Rama Navami 2016

This year, AstroVed celebrates Rama Navami by performing SRI RAMA HOMA by a team of 5 priests at the AstroVed Fire Lab and Remedy Center in Chennai on April 15th, 7 a.m. (IST). In this fire lab, Archetype Rama, along with his consort, Sita, and siblings Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shathrugna, with also his ardent devotee, Hanuman, will be invoked into 6 different Kalashas (sanctified pots). They will be invoked and offered the Shodasa Upacharam (16 reverences).

The Homa schedule will be as follows. All time in IST.
(07.00 – 7:30) AM – Invocation and prayer, Sankalpa, Sanctifying the homa pit and surroundings,
(07.30 – 8.45) AM – Placing the Fire in the Homa pit (Agniprathishta), detailed worship to Lord Rama and Sita, and special poojas to Lord Vishnu
(08.45 – 10:00) AM – Main Ritual starts
(10.00 – 10.30) AM- Purnahuti
11.00 AM – Prasad distribution

The Homa mantra: Om Sreem Ram Ramaya swaha
This 8 syllable Rama mantra is referred to as Ashtakshari.
The above mantra will be chanted along with other vedic chants.

The materials that will be offered to the Agni in the homa are specifically chosen to give varied benefits. They are:

  • Yellow mustard (Brassica juncea) for success
  • Bilva leaves for invoking Goddess Lakshmi for auspiciousness
  • Lotus for receiving special blessings from Goddess Lakshmi for a strong bondage with her for eternal prosperity
  • Sesame seeds to nullify our wrongdoings and any disrespect inflicted to elders
  • Palasa twigs (Butea Monosperma), also called “flame of the forest” for removing evil eye
  • Samee twigs (Prosopis cineraria) for longevity
  • Pure cow ghee

Apart from the above mentioned benefits, this powerful SRI RAMA fire lab will help you receive good fortunes, especially for those running small, medium, or big enterprises to earn more clientele and ensure satisfied customers.

Who SHOULD participate?

All those who aspire for all the qualities that Sri Rama stands for should participate in the service. Those whose birth star is Punarvasu, Sharavana, or Moola should definitely participate in the service, as they are connected through their birth stars to the deities invoked .


POWER RITUALS FOR RAMA’S BIRTHDAY

  • ESSENTIAL

    Essential Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

    • Grand Group 5-Priest Rama Fire Lab at AstroVed Fire Lab on April 15th – Live Public Webcast from 7 a.m. (IST)
    • Light & Sound Ritual to Rama at His Powerspot on April 15th (IST)
  • ENHANCED

    Enhanced Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

    • Grand Group 5-Priest Rama Fire Lab at AstroVed Fire Lab on April 15th – Live Public Webcast from 7 a.m. (IST)
    • Light & Sound Ritual to Rama at His Powerspot on April 15th (IST)
    • Distribution of Buttermilk to Devotees on April 15th (IST)
    • Energized Rama Birth Chart Yantra
  • ELITE

    Elite Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

    • Grand Group 5-Priest Rama Fire Lab at AstroVed Fire Lab on April 15th – Live Public Webcast from 7 a.m. (IST)
    • Light & Sound Ritual to Rama at His Powerspot on April 15th (IST)
    • Distribution of Buttermilk to Devotees on April 15th (IST)
    • Energized Rama Birth Chart Yantra
    • Mantra Writing – “Sri Rama Jayam” 10,000 Times

Recommended Product for Rama Navami 2016

Energized 6-Inch Rama, Sita, Lakshmana & Hanuman Statue Set

Energized  6-Inch Rama, Sita, Lakshmana & Hanuman Statue Set

The statue set of Archetype Rama, his consort Sita, his brother Lakshmana, and Hanuman will be energized at the AstroVed Fire Lab & Remedy Center during the Rama Navami rituals on April 15th (IST). Keep the energized statues in your house or office and offer prayers to them to receive their blessings.

What Will I Receive?

You will receive the energized statue set of Archetype Rama, his consort Sita, his brother Lakshmana, and Hanuman along with sacred grey ash powder and kum-kum (Red Vermillion Powder), which will be blessed in the rituals. Keep this on your meditation altar and wear it on your forehead during meditation or at other times to expand the Divine blessings into your life.

Dr. Pillai explains this:

The ritual is the carbonization of thoughts. Carbon is our information bearing atoms. The carbon residue (ash) given out as Prasad is to be placed on the third eye area of the participants and carries the blessings of the archetypes invoked.

Please Note: Your energized statue set of Archetype Rama, his consort Sita, his brother Lakshmana, and Hanuman along with Prasad will be shipped from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery after the entire set of rituals is performed.

Power Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

Essential Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

  • Grand Group 5-Priest Rama Fire Lab at AstroVed Fire Lab on April 15th – Live Public Webcast from 7 a.m. (IST)
  • Light & Sound Ritual to Rama at His Powerspot on April 15th (IST)
Essential Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

April 15th is Archetype Rama’s birthday. Rama is a perfect epitome of virtue and an incomparable and indisputable warrior for mankind. Connect with him on this special day and he will elevate you from anything that has you down. His energy is forever and is available to anyone who makes contact with him.

The grand group Rama Raksha fire lab will be performed by 5 priests at the AstroVed Fire Lab and Remedy Center in Chennai on April 15th at 7 a.m. (IST). In this fire lab, Archetype Rama, along with Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata, Shathrugna, and Hanuman, will be invoked into Kalasams and be offered the Shodasa Upacharams. This powerful fire lab will help you receive good fortunes, satisfied customers, and business ensuring all-around prosperity.

What Will I Receive?

You will receive sacred grey ash powder and kum-kum (Red Vermillion Powder), which will be blessed in the rituals. Keep this on your meditation altar and wear it on your forehead during meditation or at other times to expand the Divine blessings into your life.

Dr. Pillai explains this:

The ritual is the carbonization of thoughts. Carbon is our information bearing atoms. The carbon residue (ash) given out as Prasad is to be placed on the third eye area of the participants and carries the blessings of the archetypes invoked.

Please Note: Your Prasad will be shipped from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery after the entire set of rituals is performed.

Enhanced Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

  • Grand Group 5-Priest Rama Fire Lab at AstroVed Fire Lab on April 15th – Live Public Webcast from 7 a.m. (IST)
  • Light & Sound Ritual to Rama at His Powerspot on April 15th (IST)
  • Distribution of Buttermilk to Devotees on April 15th (IST)
  • Energized Rama Birth Chart Yantra
Enhanced Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

Participate in the enhanced rituals for Rama’s birthday. Rama is a perfect epitome of virtue and an incomparable and indisputable warrior for mankind. Participate in the grand group 5-priest Rama fire lab and Light & Sound ritual to gain his grace to lead a superior life. This powerful fire lab will help you receive good fortunes, satisfied customers, and business ensuring all-around prosperity. You will also receive the Rama birth chart yantra, which will be energized in the April 15th rituals.

As Rama’s birthday falls in the Summer season, the offerings to the Divine are cooling. Diluted buttermilk helps reduce body heat and also provides the energy required for people fasting on this day. Moreover, the salt in this drink acts as an electrolyte.

What Will I Receive?

You will receive the energized Energized Rama Birth Chart Yantra along with sacred grey ash powder and kum-kum (Red Vermillion Powder), which will be blessed in the rituals. Keep this on your meditation altar and wear it on your forehead during meditation or at other times to expand the Divine blessings into your life.

Dr. Pillai explains this:

The ritual is the carbonization of thoughts. Carbon is our information bearing atoms. The carbon residue (ash) given out as Prasad is to be placed on the third eye area of the participants and carries the blessings of the archetypes invoked.

Please Note: Your Energized Rama Birth Chart Yantra and Prasad will be shipped from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery after the entire set of rituals is performed.

Elite Remedy Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

  • Grand Group 5-Priest Rama Fire Lab at AstroVed Fire Lab on April 15th – Live Public Webcast from 7 a.m. (IST)
  • Light & Sound Ritual to Rama at His Powerspot on April 15th (IST)
  • Distribution of Buttermilk to Devotees on April 15th (IST)
  • Energized Rama Birth Chart Yantra
  • Mantra Writing – “Sri Rama Jayam” 10,000 Times
Elite Rituals for Rama’s Birthday

Participate in the elite rituals for Rama’s birthday. Rama is a perfect epitome of virtue and an incomparable and indisputable warrior for mankind.

Participate in the grand group 5-priest Rama fire lab and Light & Sound ritual to gain his grace to lead a superior life. This powerful fire lab will help you receive good fortunes, satisfied customers, and business ensuring all-around prosperity. You will also receive the Rama birth chart yantra, which will be energized in the April 15th rituals.

On this sacred day, writing or chanting the mantra SRI RAMA JAYAM is considered very auspicious. Get the powerful Rama mantra written by proxy 10,008 times, which can help ensure that you are protected from all dangers and have a prosperous year ahead. Better still, you can provide an opportunity for a spiritually-oriented person to initiate this task for you.

As Rama’s birthday falls in the Summer season, the offerings to the Divine are cooling. Diluted buttermilk helps reduce body heat and also provides the energy required for people fasting on this day. Moreover, the salt in this drink acts as an electrolyte.

What Will I Receive?

You will receive the energized Energized Rama Birth Chart Yantra along with sacred grey ash powder and kum-kum (Red Vermillion Powder), which will be blessed in the rituals. Keep this on your meditation altar and wear it on your forehead during meditation or at other times to expand the Divine blessings into your life.

Dr. Pillai explains this:

The ritual is the carbonization of thoughts. Carbon is our information bearing atoms. The carbon residue (ash) given out as Prasad is to be placed on the third eye area of the participants and carries the blessings of the archetypes invoked.

Please Note: Your Energized Rama Birth Chart Yantra and Prasad will be shipped from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery after the entire set of rituals is performed.