On this auspicious day of Chaitra Shukla Navami, the day on which Lord Rama was born and also the day on which he married Sita Devi, I extend my warm greetings and felicitations to all of you. May the blessings of Sri Sita Ramachandraswamy be upon us all.
And on this happy occasion let us chant the name of Sri Rama and for that matter on any day, it is equivalent to chanting Vishnu Sahasranamam – thousand names of Sri Maha Vishnu:
Sri Raama Raama Raameti Rame Raame Manorame
Sahasranaama Tattulyam Raama Naama Varaanane
(This is what Lord Shiva revealed to Parvati Devi, it means: If you just chant the name of “Rama” it is equivalent to chanting the 1000 / 1008 names of Sri Maha Vishnu).