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Ram Navami: The Ram Sita Conversation

The 14 years of exile finally came to an end, Sita Ram were returning with a glory. Today, I am starting Ramnavami's memoir with a humbly romantic incident between these ideal couple (Sita Ram), on their way back to Ayodhya they began to play hide and seek. Ram hides for a longer period inside the forest. To call back Ram in despair, Sita recited a poem in Ram's name, several poets including Tulsi das, Bhakta Kabir wrote these lines empathizing Sita however, let me simply translate those lines for you.
Queen Sita recites,

O Ram, where are you hiding, Come on Ram, burn the lamp of heart Ram
This world, manifested by men and women, where both are incomplete without each other
Come, Ram, match the missing thread of love, and lighten the lamp of my heart
Listen to my words, my king, My Ram

I picked this incident and words from Valmiki Ramayana, TulasiDash wrote the same Ramayana in Awadh language, which is poetically more profound and the "Terai" civilization is comprehensively depicted by TulasiDas in his writings and plots.
TulasiDas writes
राम राम कहि जे जमुहाहीं ।
तिन्हहि न पापांपुज समुहाहिं ।
तर्जनीभ्यायं नमः

That is, the effects of sin will be dull for him, who takes the name of Rama even after his every yawning.

Today is dedicated for the glorious daughter of Maharsi Janak, Sita Maharani, and her ideal husband "Maryada Purushottam" Ram. The day is commemorated on the joy of the victory of truth against falsehood, light against darkness and clarity against all sorts of confusions. The Ramayana is so spread across the world that this prehistoric incident is remembered through stories, poems and dramas across Asia pacific nations including Nepal, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and everywhere were Sanatana followers reside. Every Ram Temples are crowded by devotees today. The legacy of Ram is probably the world's biggest and highly acknowledged legacy which has redefined the meaning of humanity and justice. The Ramayana was originally written in the Sanskrit language by the great scholar "Valmiki", later Nepali poet Bhanubhakta translated the entire Ramayana into Nepali language and couplets. May always the grace of Lord Rama (Raghubanshi clan's pearl) always be upon us. Ram was born in the Chaitra Sukla navami of Treta Yuga, this day is the day of Ramnavami so the entire globe celebrates the arrival of this Vishnu awatar on this earth. The contemporary date calculation roughly estimates the birth of Ram in 7393 BC, Valmiki Purana states that during birth Ram's five planetary characteristics were on the higher side (Astronomically). Ram later became the responsibility oriented character who unquestionably performed his all duties and responsibilities without even thinking of any consequences. He was such a profound King that his kingdom is considered to be the first utopia of mankind.

Sometimes when we define a lot on Ram, I feel the importance of bringing Ravana here. Ravana was also equally talented but he lost his battle against Rama. Ravana is still worshiped as a deity in Sri Lanka, Maldives, and several other places, without Ravana Lord Rama will have no legacy and anecdote to praise throughout these centuries. There are stories that Ravana was destined to be killed by Lord Rama and it was his only way of obtaining salvation, this is why he assembled every lot to bring the North Indian king in his South Indian capital. The Jain version of Ramayana apparently states Sita Rani as the daughter of Ravana, there are different dimensions of Ramayana, a hundred logic and thousand sentences, and however, every word leads to a single meaning that truth and righteousness is only the key to mankind. Ram today is only confined as the ancestor and god of Sanatan followers which is not true, Ramayana is a legacy of mankind and Rama Sita are characters and deities to perish by everyone regardless of any religion and community. For hundreds of century to come, the human being can draw several examples and the answers to their quests from the single book of Ramayana. Lord Rama shall always boost our courage to follow the truth and express humanity from our actions.
Best wishes of Ramnavami

Autism awareness day

The second of April is world autism awareness day observed everywhere in this world. Today is the 13th annual autism awareness day joined by global community, thousands of landmarks, villages, homes and individuals across the globe come together on April 2nd, Autism awareness day, to light up blue in acknowledgement of people who love and care people with autism and recognition of people with autism. Every member state of United Nation undertake this day in raising awareness on autism and for an advocacy of autism friendly environment for those who are living with autism.

What is Autism?

Autism is a complex lifelong development disability which typically appears during childhood and impacts person's social, communication and self-regulation skills. Ironically, there is no single cause of autism however, early diagnosis and treatment helps the person to receive support and services they need. There is no better way to celebrate this day than by becoming aware of the characteristics of people with this condition and how all of us can do better to increase our own understanding and promote kindness.
Wishes on autism awareness day

Suyog Dhakal 

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