AKHAND RAMAYAN PAATH
Ramayana is also known as Shri Ramcharitmanas written by Goswami Tulsidas. Tulsidas is considered to be a reincarnation of Rishi Valmiki the composer of the original Ramayan in Sanskrit. Ramcharitmanas depicts the life of Shri Ram. Lord Ram, an incarnation of Shri Vishnu is also known as Maryada Purushottam, meaning peerless among men in the propriety of conduct. Lord Rama is extolled as the embodiment of truth, morality, virtue, an ideal son, an ideal husband, and overall an ideal King. Ramcharitmanas is divided into seven chapters viz, the Baal Kaand, Ayodhya Kaand, Aranya Kaand, Kishkhindha Kaand, Sunder Kaand, Lanka Kaand and the Uttar Kaand.
As per Shastras, a mere recitation of Ramayana is considered to be auspicious. It is believed that the benefits of reciting Ramayan multiply its auspicious effects if it is recited continuously from beginning to end without any breaks This takes around 24 hours. This is known as "Akhand Ramayana" which means without any break.
Benefits of Akhand Ramayan
It is beneficial for peace, prosperity & happiness in the family. Akhand Ramayan Paath is held before the beginning of any new venture, the birth of a child, before marriage etc. Akhand Ramayan is recited to overcome miseries, ailments, unfair competition, etc.
Paath Description: Swasti Vaachan, Shanti Path, Sankalp, Gauri, Ganesh and Ram Darbar Pujan, Kalash Sthapan, Agni Sthapan, Shri Ramcharitmanas Akhand Path for continuous 24 hours. To be followed by Ram Ashtotarshat Namavali and then Purnahuti, Aarti, Prasad to Brahmins.
Duration: 24 hours
Number of Pundit/s: 6.
Prasadam: The Yajmaan will receive a Ram Raksha Stotra and Sunderkaand (booklet) and a video recording covering the most important parts of the Puja and Prasad from the Puja.