The Name - RAM
   Date :14-Sep-2017

Ram (/ˈrɑːmə/; Sanskrit: राम, IAST: Rāma), also known as Ramachandra, the seventh avatar of the Lord Vishnu, was born to Kaushalya and Dasharatha in Ayodhya. Shree Ram was born on the ninth day of the lunar month Chaitra (March–April).
Vasishta put the name to him as Rama, as he gives happiness to the hearts of all souls. 

All people will get great pleasure with his high qualities of him and so Rama.

 

|| Yasmin ramanthe munayo vidyayyagnana viplave ||
|| tham guruh praaha Ramethi ramanaath Rama ithi api ||
- Balakand Adhyatma Ramayana, Brahmanda Purana.

 

|| Atheetyiikadasaham thu namakarma thathhaakaroth ||
|| Jyeshtham Ramam mahathmanam Bharatham Kaikayee sutham ||
- Balakand Valmiki Ramayana.

 

Rama Nama Mahima:
|| Raasabdochharanaath jathe vakthrath papam vigachhathi ||
|| makaara sravanae jathe bhasmibhavam gamishyathi ||


The phonetics/linguistic sciences of Sanskrit do not have 'just' a sound. All sounds originate in a 'seed' sound (beeja mantra) which is represented linguistically in a language symbol (akshara), the combination known as beejakshara. Each of the aksharas come with a certain 'quality'. These qualities are supposed to originate, emerge and radiate out of the first primeval sound or vibration before all Creation.

The akshara 'Ra' represents light or fire. That is why the Sun was called 'Ra' in many ancient cultures. This is not just the light of energy but also of knowledge, of enlightenment.

The akshara 'Ma' represents the 'Mind' (manas). Also extends to the self, (atma) and down to 'Man.'

'RA MA' therefore is the 'man in search of/going towards the light, or, enlightenment; the atma towards the paramatma.

In Sanskrit, which is said to have been evolved from an even earlier 'Vedic Bhasha' (language) and scientifically perfected, meanings of aksharas, combinations thereof, and the extensions from the root akshara, spin out into the entire lexicon.

Etymologies in Sanskrit therefore tend to become complicated studies in themselves covering various aspects of the science of sound and language.Thus Rama can also mean 'to be in bliss', in enlightenment etc.

In the Puranic/epic Ramayana, Rama was the scion of the Solar Dynasty (Suryavansh) - so perhaps Rama - the 'Man of the Sun'

In the story 'Ramayana', the epic is a universal module of the 'Perfect man' (Purushottama) and his [perfect] way of life till he merges with the Supreme. Thus 'Rama Yana' ('yana' meaning 'the way') is the 'Way of Rama'

|| Sri Ram Jay Ram Jay Jay Ram ||
|| Sri Ram Jay Ram Jay Jay Ram ||