Ranganatha Ashtakam with Vedicology India. Adi Sankara Bhagavatpada wrote Ranganatha Ashtakam while standing before Sri Ranganatha Swamy during his travels in SriRangam. This Ashtakam shows that Adi Sankara was so overwhelmed by Lord Ranganatha Swami that his mind was immediately captivated. He revels in this feeling, and the feelings are conveyed in this session of Ranganatha Ashtakam with Vedicology.
Significance of Learning Ranganatha ashtakam online with Vedicology
Adi Sankara sings praises to Sri Ranganatha Swamy in 8 slokas. 7 of these slokas end with the words “Ramathaam Manomay”. He is enthralled by the Lord and sings by bringing out all of the attributes.
He addresses the Lord as the cause and source of all happiness (Aananda-roopay), pure consciousness, and manifestation of the ultimate truths (nijabodha-roopay), and says that his mind is rejoicing in Lord Ranganatha.
The second sloka mentions River Kaveri. Adi Sankara Bhagavatpada can be seen taking a holy bath in Kaveri before offering worship to Sri Ranganatha as any devotee would. He refers to Sri Ranganatha in two ways: as being extremely merciful (karuna vilolay) as well as as the Lord of All Times (Daithyaantha Kaalay) and that the entire world sings praises of Sri Ranganatha (“akhila loka laelay).
Srirangam’s deity Sri Ranganatha was worshipped first by Lord Brahma, who then passed it on to the kings of Ikshwaku clan, in which Lord Ram was born. Lord Ram, after defeating Ravana during the war, thanked Vibheeshana and gave Sri Ranganatha deity as a gift to him.. Vibheeshana, on his way from Ayodhya towards Sri Lanka, stops at Srirangam after seeing a large crowd along the banks of Kaveri and leaves the deity there. Vibheeshana departs for Sri Lanka, as he couldn’t carry the deity of Sri Ranganatha from Srirangam. While most temples face east, Srirangam’s Sri Ranganatha faces south and looks at Sri Lanka. The 4th and 5th Slokas refer to Sri Ranganatha’s worship by Indra, Vyasa and Sanakaathi rishis, and all devotees in the world.
Outside of the octet, Sri Ranganatha Ashtakam’s benefit is also mentioned. A devotee who sings this morning will be granted his desires and reach Sri Ranganatha’s abode.
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How to learn Ranganatha Ashtakam online with Vedicology
Learning Ranganatha ashtakam with Vedicology online is easy. We have provided the reference material, which consists of Ranganatha ashtakam
in Devanagari Script and in English Script. We have also provided the meanings of each line, in simple, easy -to-understand English.
Please keep the reference material with you when you attend the program. The facilitator will chant each line multiple times so that you can easily learn immediately. Our facilitators will chant each line 3-4 times, split the words for you, so that you can understand the formation. Our team will again chant the slokas so that you can chant with the facilitator. Once you chant each of these lines 4-5 times along with our facilitator and understand the word splits you ,would have already learned the Ranganatha ashtakam.
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