(Last Updated on : 03/01/2018)
Rama Aarti refers to the songs sung in praise of Lord Rama
. Rama Aarti is performed and sung to build up the highest love for Lord Rama. Rama is a myth
ological character as well as Hindu deity
. Rama is thought to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu and hence is worshipped as Hindu God all over India.
Legends of Lord Rama
Lord Rama is also known as Ramachandra. He is a foremost deity of Hinduism
. He is the seventh avatar of the Lord Vishnu
, one of his most popular incarnations along with Lord Krishna
and Gautama Buddha
. Lord Rama is particularly important to Vaishnavism
. He is the fundamental figure of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana
. Lord Rama personifies the character of a supreme person (purushottama). Rama is considered a maryada purushottama
or the best of upholders of Dharma
Lord Rama has a resplendent crown on his head, a pair of earrings
on his ears, a sacred mark on his forehead and ornaments on his lustrous body. His arms reach the knee-length and he holds the bow and arrows by which he killed Khhara and Dushana (two of his demonic adversaries). His eyes are like newly blossomed lotus
es, his face, hands
and feet all are as beautiful as lotus flower
. He is the consort of Devi Sita
, and his complexion is like the rain-laden blue clouds, on which beautiful yellow attire gives the charm of flashes of lightening. Rama is the son of Dasharatha
, a descendant of Suryavansham (Solar race) of Ayodhya
and the extirpator of the evil demons
Hymns of Rama Aarti
Hymns of Rama Aarti are as follows:
Shri Ram Aarti Shri Ramachandra kripalu bhaju man,
haran bhav bhai darunam.
Nav kanj lochan, kanj mukh,
kar kanj pad kanjarunam Kandarp aganit amit chhavi,
Navvnil jiraj sundaram,
pat pit manahun tadit ruchi,
Suchi naumi Janakasutavaram.
Bhuj din bandu dinesh danav,
dusht dalan nikandanam,
Raghunand anand kand Kaushal,
chandra Dashrath nandanam.
Sir krit kundaltilak charu,
udar ang vibhushanam,
Ajanubhuj san-chap dhar,
iti badit Tulasidas Shankar,
shesh muni man ranjanam,
Mam hridai kanj nivas kar,
kamadi khal dal bhanjanam.
Manujahi racheu milahi so bar sahaj sundarsanvaro,
Karuna nidhan sujan silu sanehu janat ravaro.
Ehi bhanti Gauri asis suni,
Siya sahit hiya harshin ali,
TuIsi bhavanihin puji-puni mudit man mandir chali.
Jani Gauri anukal,
Siya hiya harshu na jai kahi,
Manjul mangal mul,
bam ang pharkan lage.
This verse mainly describes the beauty of Rama, who eradicates all the terrible dreads of life.
Significance of Rama Aarti
is usually performed at the end of a puja
session. It is sung, as a part of the puja ritual
, on almost all Hindu ceremonies
and events. Devotees also carry it out independently in their house. Hinduism has an extensive tradition of aarti songs and there are different aartis for different Hindu Gods. Blessings of Lord Rama are believed to be the most powerful ones among the devotees.