Now we have the actual story :)- it begins with a worship of the 'Sun God' (the presiding god of Sun Dynasty- 'Surya vansh'), by Kulguru Vashishtha and King Dashrath along with his three Queens. The pain of childless life is unbearable, so Vashishtha tells Dashrath to go to Rishyashringa Muni for the 'Putrakaameshti yagna'.
Now we have the First song of Ramayan- 'Chala ek Raja'- (if we consider the 'Vishnu Stuti', posted in my prev post as an introduction only)... :). The Earnestness in the eyes of Dashrath is Soo Overwhelming!
Here is the YouTube link of the song
This song is divided into many parts, Dashrath's plea, Rishyashringa Muni's approval, the yagna, the conception of Shri Ram and his brothers by the three queens, the birth and the celebration in Ayodhya. All of them are Sooo Blissful that I watch (and listen) it again and again...
After this scene, we have the 'Naamkaran Ceremony' of Shri Ram and His Brothers- Guru Vashishtha names them- Ram, Bharat, Lakshman and Shatrughna. That scenes says it all! The way Guru Vashishtha says that 'the name Ram is capable to spread Happiness to the whole universe'- is indeed Blissful!And the way Mata Kaikeyi uttars these words- "Mere Ram!" - we cannot even think that this lady will be overpowered by vices in future! Her emotion towards Shri Ram was So Sponataneous here!
The video of this scene:
In my next post I'll start with the childhood of the Lord.
Jai Shri Ram!