Names Of Shree Ram

Jai Shree Ram!


Om Shri Ramaya Namaha – The Giver of happiness

Om Ramabhadraya Namaha – The Auspicious One

Om Ramachandraya Namaha – Moon like Gentle

Om Shashvataya Namaha – The ever-lasting one

Om Rajivalochanaya Namaha – The Lotus-eyed

Om Shrimate Namaha – The Abode of Lakshmi

Om Rajendraya Namaha – The King of the Kings

Om Raghupungavaya Namaha – The Scion of the Raghu dynasty

Om Janaki Vallabhaya Namaha – The Consort of Janaki

Om Jaitraya Namaha – The Triumphant

Om Jitamitraya Namaha – The Conqueror of His Foes

Om Janardhanaya Namaha – The Refuge of the people

Om Vishvamitra Priyaya Namaha – The Beloved of Sage Vishvamitra

Om Dantaya Namaha – The Unperturbed

Om Sharanatrana Tatparaya Namaha – The One who is Determined To Protect His Devotees

Om Bali Pramathanaya Namaha – The Slayer of Bali

Om Vagmine Namaha – The Spokesman

Om Satyavache Namaha – The Speaker Of Truth

Om Satyavikramaya Namaha – The One who is Truthfully Powerful

Om Satyavrataya Namaha – The One of truthful vows

Om Vratadharaya Namaha – The One who is Practising Penance

Om Sada Hanumadashritaya Namaha – The One who is always served by Hanuman

Om Kausaleyaya Namaha – The Son of Kausalya

Om Kharadhvamsine Namaha – The Slayer of the demon Khara

Om Viradha Vanapanditaya Namah – The Slayer of the demon Viradha

Om Vibhishana Paritratre Namaha – The Protector of Vibhishana

Om Kodanda Khandanaya Namaha – The One who broke the mighty bow

Om Saptatala Prabhedre Namaha – The One who Broke the Seven Tale Trees

Om Dashagriva Shiroharaya Namaha – The Slayer Of Ten-Headed Ravana

Om Jamadagnya Mahadarpaya Namaha – The destroyer of Jamadagni’s Son’s Arrogance

Om Tatakantakaya Namaha – The Slayer of Tataka

Om Vedanta Saraya Namaha – The Essence of Vedanta

Om Vedatmane Namaha – The Spirit of the Vedas

Om Bhavarogasya Bheshajaya Namaha – The Reliever Of Earthly Ailments

Om Dushanatri Shirohantre Namaha – The Slayer Of Dooshanatrishira

Om Trigunatmakaya Namaha – The Source of the three gunas

Om Trivikramaya Namaha – The Conqueor Of The Three Worlds

Om Trilokatmane Namaha – The Lord Of The Three Worlds

Om Punyacharitra Kirtanaya Namah – The One whose story is a source of merit to those who sing it

Om Triloka Rakshakaya Namaha – The Protector of the three worlds

Om Dhanvine Namaha – The wielder of the bow

Om Dandakaranya Kartanaya Namaha – The Dweller in the Dandaka forest

Om Ahalya Shapashamanaya Namaha – The Reliever of Ahalya’s curse

Om Pitru Bhaktaya Namaha – The Worshipper of father Dasaratha

Om Vara Pradaya Namaha – The giver of boons

Om Jitendriyaya Namaha – The Conqueror of the senses

Om Jitakrodhaya Namaha – The Conqueror of anger

Om Jitamitraya Namaha – The One who wins over friends

Om Jagad Gurave Namaha – The Guru of the world

Om Riksha Vanara Sanghatine Namaha – The Saviour Of Boars And Monkeys

Om Chitrakuta Samashrayaya Namaha – The Lord who took refuge at Chitrakuta Hill

Om Jayanta Trana Varadaya Namaha – The Lord who blessed Jayanta

Om Sumitra Putra Sevitaya Namaha – The Lord who is served by Sumitra’s son (Lakshmana)

Om Sarva Devadhi Devaya Namaha – The Lord of all the gods

Om Mritavanara Jivanaya Namaha – The reviver of dead monkeys

Om Mayamaricha Hantre Namaha – The Destroyer of the demon Maricha

Om Mahadevaya Namaha – The Great Lord

Om Mahabhujaya Namaha – The Lord of mighty arms

Om Sarvadeva Stutaya Namaha – The Lord who is praised by all the gods

Om Saumyaya Namaha – The Calm One

Om Brahmanyaya Namaha – The Absolute Reality

Om Muni Samstutaya Namaha – The Lord who is praised by sages

Om Mahayogine Namaha – The Great Yogi

Om Mahadaraya Namaha – The Noble One

Om Sugrivepsita Rajyadaye Namaha – The Lord who returned the kingdom to Sugriva

Om Sarva Punyadhi Kaphalaya Namaha – The Giver of fruits of pious work, good karmas

Om Smrita Sarvagha Nashanaya Namaha – The Remover of all afflictions

Om Adipurushaya Namaha – The Primal Being

Om Paramapurushaya Namaha – The Supreme Being

Om Mahapurushaya Namaha – The Great Being

Om Punyodayaya Namaha – The Source of all blessings

Om Dayasaraya Namaha – The Embodiment of compassion

Om Purana Purushottamaya Namaha – The Most Ancient Person

Om Smita Vaktraya Namaha – The One who smiling speaks

Om Mita Bhashine Namaha – The One of moderate speech

Om Purva Bhashine Namaha – The One who rarely speaks

Om Raghavaya Namaha – The scion of the Raghu dynasty

Om Ananta Gunagambhiraya Namaha – The Lord of infinite majestic qualities

Om Dhirodatta Gunottamaya Namaha – The Lord of Valorous qualities

Om Maya Manusha Charitraya Namaha – The Lord who incarnated as a man through His maya

Om Mahadevadi Pujitaya Namaha – The Lord who is worshiped by Lord Shiva

Om Setukrite Namaha – The builder of the bridge

Om Sarva Tirthamayaya Namaha – The Lord who is the sum of all holy places

Om Haraye Namaha – The Destroyer

Om Shyamangaya Namaha – The Dark-complexioned One

Om Sundaraya Namaha – The Beautiful One

Om Shooraya Namaha – The Valiant

Om Pitavasase Namaha – The Lord clad in yellow raiment

Om Dhanurdharaya Namaha – The Bearer of the bow

Om Sarva Yajnadhipaya Namaha – The Lord of sacrifice

Om Yajvine Namaha – The Sacrificer

Om Jaramarana Varjitaya Namaha – The Conqueror of birth and death

Om Vibhishana Pratishthatre Namaha – The Lord who crowned Vibhishana on the throne

Om Sarvabharana Varjitaya Namaha – The Lord who relinquished all adornment

Om Paramatmane Namaha – The Supreme Self

Om Parabrahmane Namaha – The Supreme Godhead

Om Sachidananda Vigrahaya Namaha – The Form of Eternal Bliss

Om Parasmai Jyotishe Namaha – The Supreme Light

Om Parasmai Dhamne Namaha – The Supreme Abode

Om Parakashaya Namaha – The Supreme Space

Om Paratparaya Namaha – The Supreme beyond the highest

Om Pareshaya Namaha – The Supreme Lord

Om Parakaya Namaha – The Uplifter Of The Poor

Om Paraya Namaha – The Supreme Being

Om Sarva Devatmakaya Namaha – The Lord who is the Source of all gods

Om Parasmai Namaha – The Supreme Lord


Symbolism of Samudra Manthan

The story represents the spiritual endeavor of a person to achieve self-realisation through concentration of mind, withdrawal of senses, control of desires and practice of austerities and asceticism.

  • The Devas and Asuras represent the positives and negatives respectively of one’s personality. The participation of both the Devas and the Asuras signifies that when one is seeking bliss through spiritual practice, one has to integrate and harmonise both the positive and negative aspects and put both the energies to work for the common goal.
  • The ocean of milk is the mind or the human consciousness. The mind is like an ocean while the thoughts and emotions are the waves in the ocean.
  • Mandhara, the mountain symbolises concentration. The word Mandhara is made up of two words Mana (mind) and Dhara (a single line) which means holding the mind in one line. This is possible only by concentration.
  • Mount Mandhara was upheld by Lord Vishnu as a Kurma (tortoise). The tortoise here symbolises the withdrawal of the senses into oneself (just as a tortoise withdraws its head into its shell) as one practices mental concentration and meditation or contemplation.
  • Vasuki (snake) symbolises desire. Vasuki used in the churning of the ocean denotes that the Devas and the demons held desire (to seek immortality) as a rope and churned the mind with the help of concentration and withdrawal of the senses. Desire, if not controlled will overpower and destroy an individual.
  • The Halahala poison symbolises suffering and pain (counter-reaction of the mind and body) that one undergoes at the beginning of spiritual sadhana (practice). When the mind is subjected to intense concentration, the first thing that comes out of the process is intense suffering and great inner turmoil. These must be resolved otherwise further progress is not possible.
  • Lord Shiva symbolises the ascetic principle. His role in this story as the consumer of poison suggests that one can deal with the early problems of spiritual life by cultivating the qualities of Lord Shiva, namely, courage, initiative, willingness, discipline, simplicity, austerity, detachment, compassion, pure love and asceticism.
  • The various precious objects that come out of the ocean during the churning stand for the psychic or spiritual powers (Siddhis) which one gains as s/he progresses spiritually from stage to stage. The seeker should be careful about these powers as they can hamper her/his progress unless s/he uses them judiciously, not for selfish gains but for others’ welfare. This is the reason why the Gods and demons distributed these objects as they did not want to lose sight of their original aim which was to gain immortality.
  • Dhanvantari (heavenly doctor) symbolises health and signifies that immortality (longevity, to be correct) or spiritual success can be achieved only when the body and the mind are in a perfect state of health.
  • Mohini symbolises delusion of the mind in the form of (or originating from) pride. It is the pride of achievement to which the asuras or the demons succumbed and thus lost sight of their goal. Pride and egoism are the last hurdles one has to overcome in spiritual life before experiencing self-realisation.
  • The Amrit symbolises the ultimate achievement of the goal of self-realization.
  • Lakshmi represents universal enrichment which comes as an automatic by-product of the internal self-realization or Amrita