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Story of MARA and Sage Valmiki – Chanting Name of Rama in Reverse

Valmiki in his earlier life was known as Ratnakara – a highway robber. It is said that he attained knowledge by repeating the name of Sri Rama in the reverse – MARA. The story narrates the glory of the name Rama.

Ratnakara used to loot the people who used to travel through the forest. Ratnakara once attacked the group of seven saints who had nothing to offer to the robber other than the name of Rama.
The seven sages told about the glory of the name Rama and the treasure it can unfold. The told him that the name is the key to the true treasure.
Ratnakara was completely immersed in practicing Adharma that he was unable to utter the word ‘Rama.’
The sages then as a solution asked him to repeat the name in the reverse order. Thus Ratnakara started chanting the name in reverse order: Mara
Mara…Mara…Mara soon became Rama… Rama…Rama.
In course of time Ratnakara became so fond of repeating the name that he became a pious saint.
Note – another story suggests that it was a meeting with Sage Na…

Good Time on Monday as Per Astrology in Hindu Religion

There are certain general time on Monday that is considered good as per astrology in Hindu religion. This time is taken into account after looking into all the inauspicious time on Monday.

Good Time on Monday are: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Please note that fixed good time on a day is not based on sunrise. It is the most auspicious period when there is no Rahukalam, Yamakandam and Gulikai. It must also be noted that Bhadra or Vishti is not considered in calculating the good time.

Download Hindi Ramayana for Free in PDF format – Full Hindi Ramayan E-book

The particular Hindi Ramayana e-Book in PDF format for free download is provided by Ved Puran website. The Ramayan Hindi pdf file is nearly 182 MB. It is a single file. Most of the minor stories are also part of the book. The book is a digital version of the Ramayana published in 1927. 
Link – Download Hindi Ramayana Book in PDF format 
The link opens to a pdf file. It might take several minutes or hours depending on your net connect speed to open the file.
The file is hosted by the Vedpuran website.