Sita Ram

Definition - What does Sita Ram mean?

Sita Ram refers to the Hindu goddess, Sita, and her husband, Ram, or Rama. It is sometimes used as a greeting upon meeting someone rather than saying “hello.” Hindus believe it is good luck to invoke the divine names in a verbal or written greeting. Sitaram is also a common Indian surname.

Sita is the main female character in the Hindu epic poem, the "Ramayana," and is an incarnation of Lakshmi, while Rama is the central male character and an incarnation of Vishnu.

In yogic meditation, the yogi can invoke the qualities of this divine couple by chanting the Sita Ram mantra.

Yogapedia explains Sita Ram

In addition to being the consort of Rama, Sita represents the ideal of feminine and spousal virtues. She is known for her courage, dedication and purity. Rama is one of the most important of Vishnu's incarnations, along with Krishna. In some sects, Rama is considered the supreme god, rather than just an avatar. They are considered the perfect man and woman.

Sita Ram, as a mantra, evokes Rama as Truth, the Soul and virtue; and Sita as primal energy (kundalini shakti). Rama symbolizes the inner fervor in the manipura (solar plexus) chakra that purifies the body and spirit. Sita symbolizes the energy of the muladhara (root) chakra that provides grounding and calms the mind. Both sides of the brain are balanced through the practice of reciting the Sita Ram mantra. It is also believed to improve health by removing impurities from the body and mind, and to encourage self-awareness.

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