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Sun - Ruby (Maanickam)

Navarathna Mantra Maala - Sundara Kaandam - Sun - Ruby (Maanickam)


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Background:

After Sitapiratti being captured by Ravana, Sri Ramar commanded Hanuman to seek for her and asked him to find where Ravanan had kept her a prisoner. As the command got from Sri Ramar, Hanuman started to seek for Sitapiratti, and came to the seashore. But, all would know that crossing the big sea is not very easy job. At that time, Jambhavaan, the bear king explained about the hidden talent of Hanuman that he is the only person who can cross the huge sea and help Sri Ramar to get back Sitapiratti.

After hearing the motivating words from Jambhavaan, Hanuman started to fly over the sea to see Sitapiratti.

The Inner Message:

It is said that Hanuman has the power to defeat all the enemies as a single person. And since, Ravanan took Sitapiratti through the skyway, he also wanted to follow him on the same way.

The special explaination:

The above mantram is the first mantram in Sundara Kaandam and is said to be found in the midst of Ramayanam. And this mantra is said to be equivalent to the Gayathri Mantram. Because of this, this Mantra is said to be more special in midst of other Sundara Kaandam slokas.

This sloka is said to be the Hridhayam (Heart) or center point of Ramayanam and has an immense message to say to this world.


Sri Ramar is referred to as the Para Brahma Swaroopam and Sitapiratti is referred to as the Jeevan that is being separated from the Para Brahman. This small Jeevan (Sitapiratti) is pleasing to get united to the Parabrahmam and for that, we need a person like an Aacharyan. It is said that the best way of attaining the Aandavan (Perumal) is through an Aacharyan. Here, Hanuman acts as an Aacharyan, thereby helping Sitapiratti (a Jeevan) to get united with Sri Ramar (Parabrahmam).

The above slokam greatly explains about the greatness of Hanuman.

Connection with Navagraham:

The main graham that is related to Gayathri Mantra is the Suryan, the Sun God. The sky way is the street (lane) for Suryan and Hanuman is said to be the Sishyan (student) of Suryan. Because of this, he might know the way and that's the reason why he was sent. So, this first mantram is related to Suryan and the rathnam (stone) for Suryan is Maanickam. So, by doing Parayanam of this sloka, we can reach Sri Ramar, Hanuman and Surya Bhagavan too and doing so, our life will be bright like the sun.

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