Cheerfully Welcome Sri Baalarama to Ayodhya
Let’s cheerfully welcome Sri Baalarama to Ayodhya, and now the talk of the entire world is only about Lord Baalarama (Child Rama), who has been installed in the Ayodhya Temple, and the sacred consecration ceremony had been wonderfully held on 22.01.2024 amidst large number of RAM devotees!
Hereafter, the auspicious Ayodhya Ram Mandir will be treated as a ‘VERY SPECIAL TEMPLE’ in the entire world, since the powerful, youthful and delightful idol of Lord Baala Rama was installed. The idol was made depicting lord Rama as a smiling attractive five-year-old boy. Now the pictures of the idol were released, and devotees are eagerly watching it out every day and night, since their precious god, Baala Rama, was at last gave his remarkable presence in the earth! Devotees liked the way the idol was sculptured as we could find the real infant Rama on to the idol.
The main reason for installing the deity of Baalarama, is to introduce the young age Rama to the whole world. Similar to Udupi and Guruvayur BaalaKrishna, we should have one Baalarama deity at Ayodhya also! Still some people questions, that why there is a necessity to keep a child deity of Rama at Ayodhya, instead of keeping the Pattabishekha Rama (Crowned King of Ayodhya)! The reason for installing the child Rama deity in Ayodhya is, in general, people would be easily impressed with a child, rather than an adult, and whenever we come across a child, we would show our love and affection towards that, by offering it a gentle kiss or at least we would smile on seeing the child.
On seeing our Baalarama at the Ayodhya Temple, even the other religious people have got impressed on him. The qualities of Baalarama are quite amazing and similar to Lord Baalakrishna, he has also killed demons, and brought peace and prosperity to the whole world!
Though Lord Rama didn’t take birth with Chanku and Chakra on his hands, but through his shining face and his lovely smile, he witnessed the people of Ayodhya, that he is a divine avatar of Lord Vishnu. During the time of his birth, the mother of Lord Rama, Ma Kausalya had dreamt that the powers of Lord Vishnu had entered into her womb.When the great sage Valmiki had once questioned to sage Narada, whether there is any noble person born in the earth. In response, Narada conveyed that a virtuous individual had taken birth in Ayodhya, and he was named Rama. Narada further elucidated to Valmiki regarding Rama’s character and admirable qualities.
During the time of his young age itself, Lord Baalarama and Lakshmana, went along with Viswamitra, and they had destroyed various terrible demons through their bow and arrow. He lifted the curse from Ma Ahalya and invited her to reunite with her husband, Rishi Gouthama. Accompanied by Rishi Viswamitra and Laksmana, Rama also visited Mithila. There, the benevolent king Janaka welcomed them, and fulfilling Janaka’s desire, Rama not only lifted the bow (Shiv Dhanush) but also broke it. Witnessing this extraordinary event, Janaka was overjoyed, prompting him to send messengers to Ayodhya to arrange the marriage between his daughter Sita and Lord Rama.
It also tells the respect he has shown to his father, king Dasaratha and obeys his orders and went to the forest. He sets a precedent for others through his unwavering devotion to his Guru, and his deep love and affection for his father, mother, and wife. The epic Ramayana highlights his virtues, including honesty, dedication, and sincerity.
JAI SRI BAALARAMA NAMO NAMAHA