THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME - SRI RAMA
An unlisted phenomena backing the naming of Sri Rama, is known to nobody. This divine secret is revealed with Vedic proofs by Siddhaguru after an intensive research on Vedic scriptures. Siddhaguru has ruled out many illusive concepts portrayed in Puranas with several evidences. Siddhaguru declared that the name 'Rama' was derived and inspired from Veda Rishi Sri Parashurama. Prior to understanding this above concept, one should have a clear picture about Parashurama Rishi.
A close descendant of Bhrigu Maharishi who is an extraordinary soul, an accomplished enlightened master, is Jamadagni Maharishi. Parashurama is the son of Sri Renuka devi and Jamadagni Maharishi. Due to a conflict between Kartha Veeryarjuna and Jamadagni Maharishi regarding an issue, Jamadagni Maharishi was brutally killed. Venting His rage, Parashurama takes an oath to destroy the entire clan of Kshatriyas and upon intense meditation procured a divine weapon from Lord Shiva famously known as 'Parasu'(Axe). Siddhaguru discloses that, His original name was just 'Rama' which was later changed to Parashurama.
Parashurama with His new weapon would travel in thin air and invaded the entire nation 21 times, killing every kshatriya king in His path. He would then donate each acquired kingdom to Kashyapa Mahamuni. Due to the opinion of not inhabiting a donated land, Parashurama ordered the ocean to provide Him with a land, which is now widely known as Kerala state. This state stands popular with 108 shrines of Lord Shiva consecrated by Parashurama. Not only Kerala, Parashurama established many shrines of lord Shiva across the country i.e. in Maharashtra, Karnataka etc. These consecrations of Shiva lingas denotes the unwavering devotion of Parashurama towards Lord Shiva and an intention to wash away all the sins obtained from numerous executions.
Parashurama was an epitome of spiritual wisdom and was immensely obedient to His Father/ Guru, Jamadagni Maharishi, as He beheaded His mother, Sri Renuka Devi on His father's instructions. This incident portrays the eminent quality of Parashurama, which is compliance to Guru's words apart from His tremendous devotion towards Lord Shiva, extensive valor and divinity.
Now, coming to the actual idea behind the naming of Sri Rama, which is elucidated by Siddhaguru perfectly. Upon the requisition to Vasishtha Maharishi by King Dasaratha to name His first Son, the name "Rama" was chosen inspired by the great enlightened master, Sri Parashurama. One cannot ignore that the reputation of the name 'Sri Rama' is actually due to the eminence of Sri Parashurama. Siddhaguru illustrates the above sentences quoting different similarities between the two. Identical to Parashurama, Sri Rama too consecrated many Siva lingas during His lifetime exhibiting a substantial devotion towards Lord Shiva. Upon comparing, Sri Rama too obeyed His father's command and left His kingdom for 14years.
Further shedding light on some imaginary stories mentioned in Ramayana, Siddhaguru expresses that Parashurama was never a part of Sri Rama's life physically. Siddhaguru condemns these stories as there's a great deal of time gap between both of their eras. Parashurama was from Kritha Yuga whereas Sri Rama was from the Treta Yuga and there is time gap of some lakhs of years. One must note that, according to Vedas, the lifespan of Rishis in Kritha Yug was minimum of 100 to maximum of 300 years. Based upon this interesting fact, Siddhaguru denies the existence of Parashurama with an eternal life span as stated by many Puranas. Not only that, many Purana pundits have ridiculed and criticized Parashurama with an intention to make people believe that lord Vishnu is the ultimate God and Lord Rama is His incarnation. Countless tales were intentionally made up so as to escalate the fame of Lord Vishnu and falsely picturing Him to be the Supreme Consciousness. Siddhaguru further explains that, this picturization isn't the fault of Sri Rama as He was clear in displaying His devotion to Lord Shiva in His entire lifetime.
Grievously, the pure intention of Vasishtha Maharishi was also contaminated by many fallacious tales. Siddhaguru finally concludes that one must read only those scriptures which are based upon truth, not on favoritism. Thus, one must never believe in illusive and confusing theories established by Purana Pundits stating the wrong notion of Lord Shiva being the servant of Lord .
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