Thursday, April 18, 2013


India Blooms / ANI - Tomorrow is Ram Navami, which falls on the ninth day of the Hindu lunar year (thus named Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami). President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has greeted the citizens on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, which marks the birthday of Lord Rama. 
In his message, Mukherjee said: “On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens. Let us strive to emulate Bhagwan Shri Ram’s ideals of rectitude, compassion and forbearance. May Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram’s noble example remain an eternal beacon inspiring us to tread the path of righteous conduct at all times."
Whereas Vice President Ansari said in his message: "I extend my greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, which marks the birthday of Lord Rama. May the eternal message of Lord Rama guide us all on the righteous path."

Meanwhile, Punjab Governor, Shivraj Patil and Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, have conveyed their greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion. In his message, Mr Patil said "Lord Rama is the embodiment of righteousness and high moral values. His philosophy and teachings inspire all of us to rededicate ourselves to cause of the underprivileged with service and sacrifice". 
The Governor appealed to the people to celebrate this festival collectively, in a spirit of traditional gaiety, amity and devotion, rising above considerations of caste, creed and religion and share joy and happiness with each other.
Deputy Chief Minister Badal in his message, said Lord Ram epitomised high values of righteous conduct and selfless services. "He continues to be a beacon of light to mankind with his message that the good and the righteous always emerge victorious", Badal added.

Tomorrow is Lord Ramachandra’s appearance day. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ram Navami - the birth of Lord Rama - to be celebrated on Friday. President Mukherjee in his message said: "May the celebration of this joyous festival unite our people and inspire us to build a glorious future for our nation,” and Vice President Ansari mentioned the event saying: "On this joyous occasion, let us resolve to dedicate ourselves towards building a peaceful, just and harmonious society." Badal, the Deputy Chief Minister, said "May the celebrations of this joyous festival bring all our people together and inspire us to follow the highest moral and ethical values of Lord Ram and rededicate ourselves to build a glorious nation." Rama Navami ki jaya!

On Rama Navami we celebrate the appearance of Lord Rama. And most important for all of us to understand about the appearance of the Lord, is how to cultivate the appearance of the Lord within our own hearts. ... In other words until our hearts are restored to their natural state - full of devotion - there will always be the difficulties of corruption, and quarrel. The Lord descended to this world as Lord Ram to show us how to fulfill this most important mission in all of our life, to realize that the kingdom of the God is within our own heart. This is the universal principle. In Bible it is also said, “The kingdom of God is within.” ... Wherever the Lord is, that is the kingdom of God. Rama is dwelling within us. But why don’t we feel Him? Why don’t we love Him? Why don’t we see Him? How to revive that original consciousness that is within the soul? This is the subject of all great sacred texts.

Śrīla Radhanath Swami Mahārāja :
"Establishing the Kingdom of Rama Within"
"Thoughts for Rama Navami" -

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