Sage Valmiki asks Narada, “Who is the one person in the world…

    • with high attributes – affable to everyone, valiant, virtuous, principled, thankful, true to his word, determined in his deed
    • highly adept, benign to all beings, scholar with adorable ability and admirable personality, and who is pleasant to look at
    • who is a courageous one, who has controlled ire, who is non-emulative, non-jealous and by whom, even the gods are afraid, when angered in a battlefield?” [SIXTEEN prime qualities]

In response to Valmiki’s question, Narada gives a beautiful, powerful, and impactful synopsis named: Sankshe:pa Ramayanam. 

This synopsis lets one quickly experience the life of Rama Chandra. An interesting aspect that one can observe throughout this historic epic is how he captivated everyone through His qualities. These qualities are the reason why He is worshipped till date.

Sri Rama Chandra was admired not only by one section of people, but all sections. He was adored by everyone not only in his physical presence, but also in his absence.

He was loved not only by human beings, but also all other beings and nature. He was revered not only in the past, but also worshipped in the present and will be in the future.

He impressed not only his friends, but also his foe like Ravana!

Maha Vishnu descended as Rama (vibhava avatar) to pacify sages from the atrocities of Ravana. How did He do that? Definitely not magic, only through qualities of a perfect human being!

He was an embodiment of primely 16 glorious guna:s (qualities).  The true sampada (wealth) of the Rama avatar constituted His mesmerising qualities, and of course all the abilities driven by those qualities. Such incarnations are also therefore called ‘vibhava avataaras’ (vibhava means wealth).

How is this knowledge about vibhava avataras beneficial to us?

If you want to lead a life making right choices, then Sri Ramayanam is your guide book!

– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji
– March 24th, 2019 (as part of Sri Rama Krathuvu)
-Vijaya Kiladri, Sankshe:pa Ramayanam

Sri Rama Kratuvu Celebration

What is a krathuvu? It means Yajna. A Yajna is defined as: దేవతోద్దేశేన ద్రవ్య త్యాగహ యజ్ఞ:, An activity where an element is given up in honour of a devatha. Depending on the type of the element given up, Yajnas can be classified into different categories.

Ramayana shows Yajnas of many such categories throughout. Some examples are:

  • Dravya Yajna (Dasaratha performed this Yajna called Putra Kame:sti Yagam and has given up many types of material wealth)
  • Swadhyaya Jna:na Yajna (Vishwamitra performed this Yajna where he has given away all the astra vidya and sastra vidya in honour of Sri Rama)
  • Japa Yajna (All sages performed this Yajna where they chanted Rama na:ma out of deep reverence and devotion)
  • Tapo: Yajna (Throughout aranya ka:nda, this Yajna was performed by many devotees who dedicated their tapas for Rama and got protected by Him)

So, Yajna is nothing but an act of submission! The submitted element can be a mere material object, knowledge or devotion or yourself as well.

When one submits to Lord wholly, that Yajna is called sarana:gati. Ramayana is revered by elders as dheerga sarana:gati  – A complete submission of the self to Lord. When one learns this, and adapts it in life, every choice one makes will automatically align to benefit the self and the world.

– Message of JIVA Researh Director,
– Sriman Samudrala Ranga Ramanujacharya
– Sankshe:pa Ramayana Chanting event at Vijaya Kiladri

Dr Samudrala Ranga Ramanujacharya said, “It is a blessing that we are all assembled here and get initiated for chanting of Sanskhe:pa Ramayanam by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji.” An ardent scholar, Sriman Ramanchandrachari garu always said that Swamiji has Himself become this Kali Yuga’s Sri Rama Chandra by admiring, implementing and worshipping the qualities of the Thretha Yuga’s Rama Chandra”

Ahobila Jeeyar Swami
Sri Rama Parayanam

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[…] Sri Rama Chandra spent time with thousands of people for several years. But, only Tara (Vali’s wife), Mandodari (Ravana’s wife) and few sages recognised His greatness. He did not have any special connection with them, but they had the insight and acceptance to see His true form through the qualities, and the form He possessed. […]