Apparently, Ramanujam had dreamed of Goddess Namagiri Lakshmi providing him of this mantra. Students whom are weak in Mathematics can benefit greatly by chanting this mantra with utmost devotion. If you are unable to chant the mantra on a daily basis, you may chant it on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The best time to chant this mantra is during Brahma Muhurta in the morning and during sunset in the evening. However, one can also chant this mantra during Sandhya Kaala periods. This mantra should be chanted for 12 times in the morning and 12 times in the evening on a daily basis.
This powerful mantra can be chanted by anyone regardless of gender and age. This mantra should be chanted facing the East while seated on the Northeast quadrant of your house or puja room. You may also chant this mantra while seated on your study desk facing East. One can offer sweet prasads such as sweet pongal and traditional sweets.
Fruits with seeds such as apples, bananas, raisins, grapes, guava, mango, lemon, oranges, pomegranates, et cetera can be offered to Goddess Namagiri Lakshmi. Besides that, just a handful or a small piece of jaggery or rock sugar too can be offered as naivedya nivedhinam to Goddess Namagiri Lakshmi.
You can offer any white, red, and yellow coloured flowers along with fragrant flowers such as Jasmine, Marigold, Champa, Lily, and Rose. You can use rosary beads japa mala made out of tulasi basil or clear quartz for the japa of Shri Namagiri Lakshmi Mantra. Skip assessing nature content Other Goddesses.
Last Updated : 20th January, It's good karma to share Related Articles.The guru, Gosthipurna began to consider the matter deeply, but still he was unwilling to give the mantra to any person. Time and again Ramanuja approached him, but repeatedly Gosthipurna refused his request.
When his appeals had been denied on eighteen separate occasions, Ramanuja began to feel that there must be some great impurity in his heart and that it was for this reason that Gosthipurna would not bestow his mercy upon him.
In this state of dejection, Ramanuja began to shed tears of despair. Therefore, when Ramanuja came before him again, he spoke to him in a kind way. Now I know that you are worthy to receive it, for you are pure and firmly fixed in devotion to the lotus feet of the Lord. At the present time I can find no one but yourself who is fit to receive the mantra, for whoever chants it is certain to go to Vaikuntha at the time of death. Because this mantra is so pure and sacred, it must not be touched by the lips of anyone who has material desires.
Having thus instructed Ramanuja, Gosthipurna initiated him into the chanting of the mantra of eight syllables. Ramanuja was filled with ecstasy to chant this wonderful vibration, and his face began to glow with spiritual effulgence. He considered himself the most blessed of all beings and bowed again and again at the feet of his guru.
But as he was walking, he began to think about the potency of the mantra that had been given to him. While thinking in this way, he became filled with feelings of compassion for the sufferings of all living beings in this material world. Attracted by his pure expression and unusual words, a large crowd of men, women, and children began to follow him.
Within a short time a huge crowd had assembled outside of the temple. On seeing this mass of humanity, Ramanujas heart swelled with joy. He embraced the two disciples who had accompanied him, Dasarathi and Kuresa, and then climbed up the tower of the temple. Therefore I have a strong desire to deliver you from the torments and sufferings all of us must undergo in this temporary world.
Mantra Story: Ramanujacarya and mantra Om namo Narayanaya
Please recite this mantra which I have obtained for you. Then Ramanuja called out in a deep resounding voice the mantra he had just received from Gosthipurna.
Immediately the crowd responded, everyone calling out the sacred words together, producing a sound like thunder. Twice more Ramanuja called out the mantra, and twice more the thunderous response resounded from the crowd.
Every person became silent and looked at one another with feelings of deep ecstasy in their hearts. At that time it seemed that the earth had become Vaikuntha. The faces of the men, women and children were flushed with joy and it seemed that all miseries were gone from the earth.
Those who had come running to the temple hoping to receive gold or jewels, immediately forgot their worldly desires, feeling as if they had been given a diamond in place of a piece of broken glass. As the joyful crowd melted away, men and women came and prostrated themselves beforeRamanuja, considering themselves most blessed to have received such a benediction from that great soul.
By this time Gosthipurna had come to hear in detail of everything that had taken place outside the temple and was extremely angry, feeling Ramanuja had betrayed his trust. When Ramanuja approached him with his two disciples, the aged acarya addressed him in a voice that trembled with rage. I have committed a great sin by entrusting the most precious gem to such an untrustworthily person as yourself.
Why have you come here again, forcing me to commit the sin of looking at your face? Surely you are destined to live in hell for countless lifetimes. You told me that whoever chanted the mantra of eight syllables was certain to be liberated.
If an insignificant person like me has go to hell, it is off no great importance if so many others thereby attain the mercy of Lord Narayana. All his fierce anger disappeared in an instant, like the passing of violent storm, and he embraced Ramanuja with profound affection.
Everyone who was able to witness this transformation was filled with joy and astonishment. From this day you are my guru, and I am your disciple. Knowledge is meant for distribution. We should give our best to spread the divenie light of mantras by distributing the transcendental knowledge for the benefit of everyone.
Stories about 6 goswamis of Vrindavan.What can you say about a thirty-two-year-old mathematician who died? That he loved numbers and equations. That he had a mysteriously intimate understanding of infinite numerical processes infinite sumsinfinite productsinfinite continued fractionsand the like. That to the mathematicians of England, his ideas seemed to spring from nowhere — while he himself said that his ideas came from a goddess.
The collaboration that took place in the years — between the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and the English mathematician G. Hardy — perhaps the most famous collaboration in the history of mathematics — is the subject of the book The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel. The answer? You should give all four syllables equal stress.
Ramanujan was born in the the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India to a musical family. He did not have a mentor, but he did have access to books, and a book on mathematics by G. Carr seems to have influenced him deeply, in ways both good and bad. The young Ramanujan had philosophical interests as well as mathematical ones, and the concept of the infinite gripped him. One of his earliest explorations was the study of infinite nested radicals like. Talk about comparing apples and oranges!
This formula has recently been the subject of some irresponsible boggle-mongering on the Web.
How can a sum of positive numbers be negative? And how can a sum of whole numbers be a fraction? Taken literally, the equation is nonsense. In a future blog, I may talk about this equation in more detail, and the hidden role played by the Riemann zeta functionand about how there are different kinds of nonsense in math, some more useful than others.
Hardy recognized that Ramanujan, proceeding in his own self-taught way and expressing himself loosely, was arriving at some of the same conclusions that researchers in the European mainstream had reached.Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematicshe made substantial contributions to mathematical analysisnumber theoryinfinite seriesand continued fractionsincluding solutions to mathematical problems then considered unsolvable.
Ramanujan initially developed his own mathematical research in isolation: "He tried to interest the leading professional mathematicians in his work, but failed for the most part.
What he had to show them was too novel, too unfamiliar, and additionally presented in unusual ways; they could not be bothered". Hardy at the University of CambridgeEngland. Recognizing Ramanujan's work as extraordinary, Hardy arranged for him to travel to Cambridge.
In his notes, Ramanujan had produced groundbreaking new theoremsincluding some that Hardy said had "defeated him and his colleagues completely", [ This quote needs a citation ] in addition to rediscovering recently proven but highly advanced results.
During his short life, Ramanujan independently compiled nearly 3, results mostly identities and equations. As late as and again inresearchers continued to discover that mere comments in his writings about "simple properties" and "similar outputs" for certain findings were themselves profound and subtle number theory results that remained unsuspected until nearly a century after his death.
Of his original letters, Hardy stated that a single look was enough to show they could only have been written by a mathematician of the highest calibre, comparing Ramanujan to mathematical geniuses such as Euler and Jacobi. Inill health—now believed to have been hepatic amoebiasis a complication from episodes of dysentery many years previously —compelled Ramanujan's return to India, where he died in at the age of His last letters to Hardy, written in Januaryshow that he was still continuing to produce new mathematical ideas and theorems.
His " lost notebook ", containing discoveries from the last year of his life, caused great excitement among mathematicians when it was rediscovered in A deeply religious Hindu Ramanujan credited his substantial mathematical capacities to divinityand said the mathematical knowledge he displayed was revealed to him by his family goddess. Ramanujan literally, "younger brother of Rama", a Hindu deity  : 12 was born on 22 December into a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family in ErodeMadras Presidency now Tamil Nadu, Indiaat the residence of his maternal grandparents.
When Ramanujan was a year and a half old, his mother gave birth to a son, Sadagopan, who died less than three months later. In December Ramanujan contracted smallpoxbut recovered, unlike the 4, others who died in a bad year in the Thanjavur district around this time. He moved with his mother to her parents' house in Kanchipuramnear Madras now Chennai. His mother gave birth to two more children, in andboth of whom died before their first birthdays. On 1 October Ramanujan was enrolled at the local school.
He did not like school in Madras, and tried to avoid attending. His family enlisted a local constable to make sure he attended school. Within six months, Ramanujan was back in Kumbakonam. Since Ramanujan's father was at work most of the day, his mother took care of the boy, and they had a close relationship.
From her he learned about tradition and puranasto sing religious songs, to attend pujas at the temple, and to maintain particular eating habits—all part of Brahmin culture. Just before turning 10, in Novemberhe passed his primary examinations in English, Tamilgeography and arithmetic with the best scores in the district. A child prodigy by age 11, he had exhausted the mathematical knowledge of two college students who were lodgers at his home.
He was later lent a book written by S. Loney on advanced trigonometry. By 14 he received merit certificates and academic awards that continued throughout his school career, and he assisted the school in the logistics of assigning its 1, students each with differing needs to its approximately 35 teachers.
Ramanujan was shown how to solve cubic equations in ; he developed his own method to solve the quartic. The following year he tried to solve the quinticnot knowing that it could not be solved by radicals. Carr 's collection of 5, theorems.
Ranganatha Rao prize for mathematics by the school's headmaster, Krishnaswami Iyer. Iyer introduced Ramanujan as an outstanding student who deserved scores higher than the maximum.In the year A. His father was Kesava Somayaji and his mother was Kantimathi, a very pious and virtuous lady.
Ramanuja's Tamil name was Ilaya Perumal. Quite early in life, Ramanuja lost his father. Then he came to Kancheepuram to prosecute his study of the Vedas under one Yadavaprakasha, a teacher of Advaita philosophy.
Ramanuja was a very brilliant student. Yadavaprakasha's interpretations of Vedic texts were not quite up to his satisfaction. Ramanuja pointed out many mistakes in the exposition of his master. Sometimes he gave his own interpretations which were much liked by all the co-students.
This made Yadavaprakasha very jealous of Ramanuja.
Yadavaprakasha made a plan to take away the life of Ramanuja. He arranged for Ramanuja and his cousin Govinda Bhatta--a fellow student--a pilgrimage to Varanasi. Govinda Bhatta, being a favourite student of Yadavaprakasha, came to know of the latter's plan while they were travelling.
Sri Ramanuja & the Moola Manthram
He at once apprised Ramanuja of the danger and helped him to e s cape. By the grace of God, Ramanuja escaped with the help of a hunter and his wife whom he accidentally met on the way. About the end of the tenth century, the Visishtadvaita system of philosophy was well established in Southern India and the followers of this creed were in charge of important Vaishnavite temples at Kancheepuram, Srirangam, Tirupathi and other important places.
The head of the important Vaishnavite institution was Yamunacharya, a great sage and profound scholar; and he was also the head of the Mutt at Srirangam. One of his disciples, by name Kanchipurna, was serving in the temple at Kancheepuram.
Although a Sudra, Kanchipurna was so very pious and good that the people of the place had great respect and reverence for him. At present, there is a temple at Kancheepuram where Kanchipurna's image has been installed and where he is worshipped as a saint. Young Ramanuja came under Kanchipurna's influence and had such reverence for him that he invited him to dinner in his house.
Ramanuja's intention was to attend on Kanchipurna and personally serve him at dinner and himself take meals afterwards. Unfortunately, Kanchipurna came to dinner when Ramanuja was not at home, and took his meals being served by Ramanuja's wife. When Ramanuja returned home, he found the house washed and his wife bathing for having served meals to a Sudra.
This irritated Ramanuja very much and turned him against his wife who was an orthodox lady of a different social ideal. After a few incidents of this nature, Ramanuja abandoned the life of a householder and became a Sannyasin.
About this time, Yamunacharya being very old was on the look-out for a young person of good ability and character to take his place as head of the Mutt at Srirangam. He had already heard of Ramanuja through his disciples and made up his mind to instal Ramanuja in his place. He now sent for Ramanuja.Ramanuja was born to Tamil parents in the village of SriperumbudurTamil Nadu.
His followers in the Vaishnava tradition wrote hagiographies, some of which were composed in centuries after his death, and which the tradition believes to be true. Ramanuja renounced his married life, and became a Hindu monk.
Other late biographies include the Yatirajavaibhavam by Andhrapurna. Modern scholarship has questioned the reliability of these hagiographies. Ramanuja grew up in the Tamil culture, in a stable society during the rule of the Chola dynasty. When Ramanuja and his guru Yadava Prakaasa parted ways due to their differences in interpreting the Vedic literatureRamanuja became a devotee of the Varadaraja Perumal temple in Kanchi.
During this period, Ramanuja's discourses and fame reached far and wide. Yamunacharyathe Vaishnavite acharya and the religious head of the Ranganathasamy temple at Srirangam had been closely following Ramanuja from a very young age. When it was time to pass on the legacy, the acharya decided that he would call upon Ramanuja. Accordingly he summoned Sri Mahapurna, a discple who was helping him out with the temple affairs and asked him to go to Kanchi and bring Ramanuja.
When Mahapurna met Ramanuja and informed him of his guru's desire, Ramanuja was overjoyed and they both immediately left for Srirangam. But bad news awaited them at Srirangam and they both come to know that Yamunacharya had passed away.
Heart-broken, Ramanuja then left for Kanchi and refused to worship Sri Ranganatha for he held him responsible for taking away Yamunacharya from this world. But as time passed by, Tiruvaranga Araiyar and other senior members of the Vaishnavite order felt that there was a vacuum after Yamunacharya's demise and that they lacked a person who could interpret the Vedas and Sastras like Yamunacharya. So it was finally decided that Sri Mahapurna should once again go and invite Ramanuja to Srirangam.
Meanwhile in Kanchi, Ramanuja met with Kanchipurnaa fellow devotee, regularly and soon decided that he would become Kanchipurna's disciple. When he approached Kanchipurna about this, Kanchipurna politely refused as he did not belong to the same caste as Ramanuja and told him that he would get a more appropriate guru.
When he finally came back, it was through him that Lord Varadaraja conveyed his wish to Ramanuja. Accordingly Kanchipurna advised Ramanuja that it was the Lord's wish that he leave for Srirangam and find solace in Sri Mahapurna. After it was decided that Mahapurna would go and invite Ramanuja to Srirangamthe acharya left for Kanchi with his wife. While on his way to Kanchi, Mahapurna and his wife decided to take some rest at Madurantakama place that is located 40km from present day Chennai.
As fate would have it Ramanuja, who was on his way to Srirangam, arrived at the same place and to his joy found Mahapurna. They soon embraced each other and Ramanuja requested that he waste no time in initiating him into the Vaishnavite order. Mahapurna immediately obliged and Ramanuja received the Panchasamskaras the five sacraments.Bhakti List Archives. While all this is informative, you guys are all missing the point some where. Let me narrate something from the Life of Sri Ramanujacharya. Please correct me If I am wrong with the incident or my interpretation of it.
In his life time, there were 3 attempts on the life of Sri Ramanuja for his unethical means of spreading the glory of the Lord. He took it as his life's mission to spread the glory of Sriman Narayana among people of all castes. He is the one who called the Lower caste as "thiru Kullathar " or Gods people Hari jan if you want.
After Sri Ramanuja takes over the SriRangam matta, he introduces many reforms against which the caste Bhramins are totally against.
Particularly, the high priest of the Sri Rangam temple planned to kill him by giving him poisoned food when he came for "yachakam".
I personally wont even consider the high priest as a human beingwhat to talk of being a Brahmin and all. He is completely in maya and in ignorance tamasa guna.Sri Ramanujacharya Kovil - Srirangam Temple - Sri Ramanujar's Thirumeni Preserved-Trichy-Tamil Nadu
When the lady of the house gives his food with her left hand, he takes the hint and throws the food away. This incident brings great grief to our acarya who goes into a fastlater to be nursed back to health by kidambi aachaan. Who then teaches him the maha mantram, whispers in his years and warns him that if he tells anybodyhe will derive no benefit from it.
Afterthis koorathazwan and others want him to go back to SriRangam but our acarya instead remembers the "thondar kuzhaam" the low caste people climbs on top of a Gopuram and addresses all people outside: "People! Hear me carefully! I am giving you the secret mantram which will get you salvation in this very birth, irrespective of your caste of at birth. Om namo naaraayaNaaya!. Sri Ramanujacarya was none other than Adisesha, he comes down to the calling of thiruKacchi Nambi to establish proper interpretation of vedas and to vanquish the so called authority of the Brahamanaswho were exploiting the common people on the name of God.
All along the histroy of Sri Vaishnavismwe seen great Alzwars being born in the low caste and setting so many examples, yet we do not comprehend the real truth as posthulated in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita So,where is the question of some manthra not to be said by non-brahmin vaishnavas etc.
There is no such person as a non-Brahmin vaishanava, if a person qualifies as a Vaishanava he is very much higher than a Brahamana. Please refer to the list of qualities required for a Brahmana and those required for a Vaishanava as it is given by our own Sri Vaishnava Acaryas. This attitude in the Sri Vaishnava community about hiding some great truth from the common man is completely false and is baseless and is also not an issue to be avoided as suggested by some but should be properly discussed and the truth established.
Please forgive me for any offenses, I might have committed in expressing my view points.