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Comment by Paramananda das on September 7, 2011 at 12:06am
Ram Raksha Stotram Meaning 
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OM, Salutations to Lord Ganesh. 

The author of this hymn is budhakaushika . The god is sitaaraamachandra . The 
metre is 
anushTubh. The power is sitaa, central pivot is hanumaan.h and usage is to 
recite. 

Thus begins the dhyaana of this mantra - 
one should meditate raama who has arms reaching his knees, who is holding a 
bow and arrow, 
who is seated in a lotus position, who is wearing yellow clothes, whose eyes 
compete with 
petals of a fresh lotus, who looks satisfied, whose eyes are fixed on 
lotus-like (pretty) 
face of sitaa sitting in his left lap, whose color is like that of rain cloud, 
who has 
adorned different jewelery, who is wearing hair reaching upto his thighs. 

Thus begins the dhyaana of this mantra - 
one should meditate raama who has arms reaching his knees, who is holding a 
bow and arrow, 
who is seated in a lotus position, who is wearing yellow clothes, whose eyes 
compete with 
petals of a fresh lotus, who looks satisfied, whose eyes are fixed on 
lotus-like (pretty) 
face of sitaa sitting in his left lap, whose color is like that of rain cloud, 
who has 
adorned different jewelery, who is wearing hair reaching upto his thighs. 

The life story of Shri RAma has a vast expanse and each and every letter of it 
is capable of destroying even the greatest sins of mankind .           ;          

Let us meditate on the lotus-eyed, dark-complexioned Rama who is well- 
adorned with a crown of hair and has Sita and Lakshmana alongside. 

(Let us meditate raama) 
who has a sword in a receptacle and bow, and arrows, 
who destroyed the demons, who is not born but is incarnated 
to protect the world with his actions . 

May the learned read the Ramaraksha 'stotram', which destroys all sins and 
grants all desires . (Begin listing details of the body to be protected) 
May raama who is raghu's descendant protect my head . May raama who is 
dasharatha's son protect my forehead . 

May the lord raama who is kausalyaa's son, protect my eyes . raama who is 
favorite 
of vishvaamitra protect my ears . raama who is savior of yaGYa protect my nose. 
raama who is affectionate to lakshmaNa protect my mouth . 

May the raama who is a sea of knowledge protect my tongue. 
May raama who is saluted by bharata protect my neck. 
May raama who holds divine weapons protct my two shoulders. 
May raama who broke shiva's bow protect my two upper arms. 

May the rama who is the husband of sitaa protect my two hands. 
May raama who conquered parashuraama protect my heart. 
May raama who killed rakshasa named khara protect my abdomen. 
May raama who gave refuge to jambavad.h protect my navel . 

May raama who is master of sugrIva protect my waist. 
May raama who is master of hanumaama protect my two hips. 
May raama who is the best of raghus and who destroyed the 
lineage of raakshasa protect my two thighs . 

May raama who built the bridge protect my two knees. 
May raama who killed ten faced ones protect my two shins. 
May raama who gave the wealth to bibhIshhaNa protect my two feet. 
Thus may he protect my entire body . 

May the good man who readeth this 'stotra', which has all the power of 
Rama, be blessed with long life, happiness, children, success and humility . 

No one, who is wandering below the earth or on the earth 
or above the earth or those who wander surreptitiously changing 
their forms, will even be able to see the man 
protected by raamanaama . (let alone bring any harm to him). 

No sin can attach to the man who singeth the praise of the lord and he will 
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Comment by Paramananda das on September 7, 2011 at 12:07am
Comment by Paramananda das on September 7, 2011 at 12:09am
No one, who is wandering below the earth or on the earth 
or above the earth or those who wander surreptitiously changing 
their forms, will even be able to see the man 
protected by raamanaama . (let alone bring any harm to him). 

No sin can attach to the man who singeth the praise of the lord and he will 
prosper in this world and get salvation . 

One who wears this mantra of raama naama that has conquered the world 
around his neck will have all the powers at his beck and call . 

He who wears this armour called vajrapa.njara will be unscathed and will win 
victory everywhere. 

Budhakaushika was commanded in his dream by Lord Shiva to compose this hymn 
and he did so, as soon as he awoke in the morning . 

Rama, who grants all desires, removes all obstacles and is the praise 
of all three worlds, is our 'Lord' indeed. 

May the two brothers ever protect us, who are young, handsome, lotus-eyed 
and bark and deer-skin dressed . 

These two sons of Dasharatha, the brothers Rama and Lakshmana, 
the ones who are subsisting on roots and fruits and practicing 
penance and celibacy, these two scions of Raghu protect us, the foremost among the 
archers, the destroyers of the demons and the refuge of all beings, 
(may they) protect us 

Rama and Lakshmana (both), their bows pulled and ready, their hands on the arrows (packed) in ever full quivers (carried on their backs), may they 
always escort me in my path, for my protection 

Ever prepared and armed with sword, shield and bows and arrows and 
followed by Lakshman , Rama is like our cherished thoughts come to life, 
may he (along with Lakshman) protect us . 

Rama, the scion of Raghu and the son of Dasaratha and Kausalya, and ever , 
accompanied by Lakshmana, is all powerful and is the perfect man (Lord). 

The rama, who is perceived thru vedaanta, who is lord of all yaGYa, 
is ancient and the best man who is beloved of jaanakii and whose 
bravery is unmeasurable . 

My devotee(says Lord Shiva), 
who recites these (names of raama) with faith, will attain more religious 
merit than one obtainable by horse-sacrifice . There is no 
doubt about it . 

Those who sing the praise of Raama (who is lotus-eyed, dark-complexioned and 
dressed in yellow clothes) thro' this hymn, are (no longer) ordinary men 
trapped in the world (they get liberated!)        & nbsp;         & nbsp;         

I salute that Rama who is handsome, 
the elder brother of Lakshmana, the 
husband of Sita and the best of the scions of the Raghu race, Him who is 
the ocean of compassion, the stockpile of virtues, the beloved of the 
Brahmans and the protector of Dharma, Him who is the practiser of the 
Truth, the lord emperor of kings, the son of Dasaratha, dark-complexioned and 
the personification of Peace and tranquillity, Him who is the enemy of 
Ravana, the crown jewel of the Raghu dynaty and the 
cynosure of all eyes . 

I salute that Rama who is benevolent and cool as moon, and who is the lord 
of Sita and the master guardian of all. 

I surender to that Rama who is the delight of the Raghus, elder brother of 
Bharata and the tormentor of his enemies in the war . 

The two feet of Rama, I remember them in my mind, I praise them by 
my speech, I bow to them by my head I take resort in them! 

Rama is (like) my mother, father, master and friend, indeed the kind-hearted 
Rama is all I have . I know of no other (like him), (I really) don't! 

I salute that Rama who has Lakshmana on his right and Sita on the 
left and who has Hanuman in his front. 

I take refuge in that Rama who is quite pleasing to the sight, the master of 
Comment by Paramananda das on September 7, 2011 at 12:17am
I take refuge in that Rama who is quite pleasing to the sight, the master of 
the stage of war, lotus-eyed, lord of the Raghu race and compassion- 
personified. 

I take refuge in the lord Hanuman who is as fast as the mind, equals his 
father, the wind-God, in speed, is the master of the senses, the foremost 
amongst the learned, the leader of the Monkey forces and the great messenger 
of Shri Rama. 

I salute the great sage Valmiki who sings the glorious name of Rama 
resorting to his Ramayana as sweetly as a cuckoo will sing sitting atop a 
tree . 

I bow again and again to Ram who removes all obstacles and 
grants all wealth and pleases all. 

The roar of the Ramanama is the destruction of the cause of rebirth (hence 
cause of liberation), the earning of all 
wealth and a scare to Yama's messengers . 

Rama, the jewel among the kings, Him I worship, by Him 
the hordes demons have been destroyed, to him is said my prayer, 
beyond Him there 
is nothing to be worshipped, His servant I am, my mind is totally absorbed 
in Him, O Ram, please lift me up. 
This verse gives all the seven declensions of the singular 
word raama and gives one way of remembering them! 

O fair-faced Parvati! I enjoy saying raama raama. 
Uttering but once the name 'Rama' is equal to the 
uttering of any other 'name' of God, a thousand times .
Comment by Paramananda das on September 7, 2011 at 12:24am

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