Ramayana is popularly known as 'Adi Kaavya' (the first literature). It consists of 24000 verses in 7 Chapters (called Kaandas). It is extremely popular among Hindus, Buddhists and Jains in India and other countries such as Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma and Malaysia.
The scripture begins as a dialogue between Sage Valmiki and the celestial saint Narada. Sage Valmiki asks Narada about the ideal being -- Perfection Incarnate -- the person with the noblest qualities ever seen. Narada proceeds to answer Valmiki with the divine story of Lord Rama -- The Ramayana.Shata-Shloki Ramayana (Ramayana in 100 verses) is the first canto of this monumental epic written in the 32-syllable meter called the 'Anushtup'. The Shata-Shloki is an abridged version of the whole tale describing the major events in the following sequence:
1. Baala Kaanda : The birth of Rama, his childhood and his marriage to Seeta.
2. Ayodhya Kaanda: Preparations for Rama's coronation and his exile to the forest.
3. Aranya Kaanda: Rama in forest and the abduction of Seeta by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka
4. Kishkindha Kaanda: Rama's meeting with Hanuman, the slaying of Vanara King Vaali and installation of Vaali's younger brother Sugreeva as the ruler of Kishkindha
5. Sundara Kaanda: Hanuman's heroics, his flight to Lanka and his discovery of Seeta
6. Yuddha Kaanda: The epic battle between Rama and Ravana.
7. Uttara Kaanda: Lord Rama's coronation, his reign and the Lord's return to Vaikuntha
Shata shloki Ramayana ends with a Phala Shruti narrating the benefits of chanting and listening to this hymn.His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Avadhoota Datta Peetham has sonorously chanted these 100 verses in the audio album "Shata Shloki Ramayana" in the Ragas Mohana, Charukeshi, Shuddha Dhanyasi, Hamsadhwani, Sriraga, Purvikalyani, Peelu, Sallapam and Madhyamavati.
This slideshow video includes the audio of the album with appropriate visuals from Ramayana sketched by an artist per Sri Swamiji's direction. Also included in the video are the brief inner meanings of each verse in English and its English transliteration for easy learning.
Note: 'Puttu Gam' is a DBA of 'SGS Raga Sagara Inc', a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. This video is produced by us and we own the copyright on this video.
His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji has Blessed this very powerful "Hanuman Mantra" for peace, success and protection. Sri Swamiji has established many Hanuman temples across the world. Sri Swamiji plans to build a 70 feet tall Hanuman in Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Mysore, India.
To initiate Hanuman devotees world wide to spiritually participate in this temple building, Sri Swamiji released this video on Hanuman Jayanti day during Dattatreya Jayanti Festival in Mysore Ashrama on 8th November 2011. Forty five devotees sang the Mantra along with Sri Swamiji. Each view of this video will give more than thousand count of the Hanuman Mantra. Devotees are urged to watch this short video at least 6 times a day for 365 days and get Hanuman's protection and Blessing.
The 85 feet tall Hanuman shown in this video is from Sri Swamiji's Ashrama in Trinidad, West Indies. Hanuman is venerated and worshipped world over for removal of negative vibrations, bad omen, dark energies and spells. Viewing this video and listening to the sacred Mantras will armor you from negative feelings and rejuvenation comes.
His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji gave an improvisational piano concert on 13th February 2010 in the wonderful Nada Mantapa auditorium in Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysore.
Sri Swamiji's unique play of his signature movements on the D model grand concert piano from the legendary piano makers, Steinway and Sons brought a new dimension to Piano music.
Music vibrations enveloped Nada Mantapa that evening and drenched the audience. The mellow and sweet notes emanating from the brand new piano was a musical treat.
We present a selection of the live video recording of the concert that evening.
Pujya Sri Swamiji visited the world's tallest water fall on 9th August 2011. The Angel Falls or Kerepakupai Vená (in local dialect) is in the Amazonian Jungle - Canaima National park in Venezuela, South America. This region is abound with Tepuyi - unique table mountains from where the mighty water falls come down. Sri Swamiji also visited the Hacha falls and the amazing helicopter ride in the jungle is a visual treat. Sri Swamiji felt the Angel falls was like Ganga coming down from Lord Shiva's head.
In 1993, Sri Swamiji visited Kaiteur water falls in the deep Amazonian jungles of Guyana.
The brown colored herbal rich potaro river takes a pluge down a deep ravine and the thick water curtain is a amazing visual treat. The Kaieteur water falls is about five time higher than the well known Niagara water falls.