THE SUNDARA KANDA PARAYANAM STORY AS TOLD EACH DAY (Mar 31
April 8, 2014) Shree Ramachandram Dasharathaatmajam Aprameyam
Sitaapatim Raghukulaanvaya ratnadeepam
Aajanu baahum Aravinda-dalaayataaksham
Raamam nishaacara vinaashakaram namaam
Sitaapatim Raamam namaami
Let us begin with a short dhyanam sloka on Lord Raama. Here Shree Raama is described as Dasharathaatmaja, which means the son (aatmaja) of King Dasharatha. If you think about it, this is unique. Children are usually described with reference to their mothers, not their fathers, as in Devakinandana for Krishna, One who brought great joy to Devaki, or Yashodanandana, One who brought great joy to Mother Yashoda.