rAmanavamii: greatness of rAma nAma

varaShA ritu raghupati bhagati tulasii sAli sudAsu,
rAma nAma bara barana juga sAvana bhAdava mAsa..
O tulasi (dAsa) bhakti of rAma is the rainy season, for the dAsas of rAma who are the paddy (of the shAli variety), the two excellent syllables, "rA" and "ma" are the sAvana (shrAvaNa) and bhAdava (bhAdrapada) months.
Purport of this shloka (from the rAmacharita mAnasa of gosvAmii tulasii daasa) is the following:
Just as paddy develops in its conducive season, rainy season (varSha R^itu, which is composed of the shrAvaNa and bhAdrapada months), the dAsas of rAma develop in the "rA" and "ma" syllables, which are akin to the shrAvaNa and bhAdrapada months of the (conducive) season of rAma bhakti.
The greatness of rAma nAma is indescribable even by the greatest sAdhus and yogis. If we were to identify bhaarata with something, the rAma nAma can be one. The learned say that it is the essence of veda, upaniShad, purANa, Agama etc.

repetition of the tAraka mantra for worldly benefits and final beatitude:
shrii raama jaya raama jaya jaya raama
this mantra is called the tAraka mantra (the mantra which helps crossing the ocean of samsAra). Chanting this mantra is of great benefit for everyone. Anyone can chant this mantra at any time and whichever mental state. If this mantra is given by a siddha guru, its efficacy will improve a billion fold.
Those vexed with career problems (esp. students) may find the rAmarakShA stotra beneficial. You can download the same here:
Those who are comfortable with samskR^itam may try reading rAmAyaNa on the rAmanavamii day (to whatever extent possible). You may find the following site quite interesting:
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