– Summary of Entire Ramayana in magically flowing prose
This is a completed webinar course on learning the accurate recitation of “Sri Raghuveera-Gadyam”. This is a marvellous Gadyam (prose) by Sri Vedanta-Desikacharya which succinctly summarizes the Adi-kavyam, Srimad-Ramayanam of Maharshi Valimiki.
In a glorious stream of flowing epithets, Sri Vedanta Desika describes the valour and majesty of Lord Rama. This text is highly venerated and is ideal for daily parayana practice. On the auspicious occasion of Sri Ramanavami 2021, Vyoma Labs presents its first Gadya-chanting course, where learners can practice reciting the Raghuveera Gadyam with good pronunciation and proper split-points.
Key benefits of the course –
Learn the accurate pronunciation of Sri Raghuveera-Gadyam, with adherence to the basic rules of Samskrta Vyakaranam/ Shiksha.
Experience power ofRama Bhakthi through the words of Swami Vedanta Desikan in simple flowing tune.
Boost your Samskrtam-reading and pronunciation skills.
Incidental physical & mental benefits include:-
Enhanced breath control (provides pranayama effect).
Gadya (Prose) form of Stotra literature is a unique genre popular since several centuries. It is characterized by long compound words (samastapadas) which bring out emotions forcefully and are suited for grand descriptions of deities. Raghuveera Gadyam (Mahaveera-Vaibhavam) of Sri Vedanta Desika is one such majestic prose stotra which describes the valour and majesty of Srirama, incomparable in battlefield. The opening sambodhana addresses Rama as “Mahaveera” – the great warrior. The text is actually a series of sambodhanas (epithets) addressing Srirama. As a part of these epithets, Sri Desika also weaves the incidents of Srimad Ramayana in the same order of Valmiki Ramayana. There are about 94 such epithets in the text, which summarize the entire story of the Ramayana. As a result, parayana of this short text is believed to grant the punya of reciting the entire Ramayana.
The composer, Sri Vedanta Desika, is a highly venerated Acharya of the Srivaishnava Paramparaa, popularly titled “कवि-तार्किक-सिंहः” – A Lion among poets and logicians. A prolific composer, he has authored over 120 works in Sanskrit, Tamil and Manipravala (mixture of languages). These include various stotras, kaavyas, chitrakaavyas and works on Vishishtadvaita philosophy.
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