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How To Celebrate Sri Rama Navami

Sri Rama Rameti Rame Raame Mano Rame
Sahasranama Tattulyam Rama Nama Vara Nane

This is the most powerful sloka from Vishnu Sahasranamam and it is believed that reciting these two lines for 3 times is equal to reciting Vishnu Sahasranamam. It is also believed that Rama Namam more powerful than Sri Rama Himself.

Sri Rama Navami is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated across the country with much devotion. However the way people celebrate this festival varies from region to region.
Importance and Significance of Sri Rama Navami The festival of Sri Rama Navami is celebrated on the 9th day (navami) after moonless night i.e. Amavasya in the Hindu month of Chaitram which is the first month in the Hindu calendar. The festival is dedicated to Sri Rama who is believed to be the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu who descended on Earth in a highly civilized human form on a specific task.

It is on this day in the Treta Yuga, Sri Rama was born to King Dasaratha and Queen Kausalya. And …
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2. Floods
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E.g. earthquakes, droughts, floods, tsunamis etc.

2. Earthquakes - A sudden shaking of a part of the Earth's surface (ground) caused by movements or vibrations deep inside the Earth.

3. Seismograph - An instrument used to measure the intensity, direction and duration of an earthquake.

4. Richter Scale - The scale that measures the magnitude of an earthquake.

5. Famine - Lack of food for a long period of time in a region caused due to drought.

6. Cyclone - A violent circular wind accompanied with heavy rains.

7. Floods - The overflowing of river waters that results in submerging of nearby areas.
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1. Present tense
2. Past tense and
3. Future tense.

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Past tense 1. Simple Past tense
2. Past Continuous tense
3. Past Perfect tense
4. Past Perfect Continuous tense
Future tense 1. Simple Future tense
2. Future Continuous tense
3. Future Perfect tense
4. Future Perfect Continuous tense
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Structure of a sentence - S + V + O
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