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How to Read This Raamaayan

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Here this Raamaayan is written by Tulasee Das Jee. It is very popular to read this Raamaayan in:--

One month - People can read it in any auspicious month like Kaartik, or Maagh. It has divided in such a way that you need not to think where to start and end daily. "Maas Paaraayan Vishraam" are marked for monthly readings. This is more popular among those who have only a little time and want to read it as their daily worship. In one day one can read this part avaragely in one or in 1 1/4 hours or according to the speed of the reader. A few sections are longer than others. They also take longer time than usual time to finish.

Nine days - People can read it in nine days too. Although these nine days can be at any time of the year but there are two "nine days" very popular to read it and in those days it is read in many households and temples. Like the "Maas Paaraayan", it also has marks for nine days readings. These nine days are two "Nav Raatri" periods which fall first in Chaitra Maas - from Chaitra Shukla Padavaa to Chaitra Shukla Navamee, the day is Raam Janmdin (Raam's birthday); and the second one falls in Aashwin Maas - from Aashwin Shukla Padavaa to Aashwin Shukla Navamee (the Tenth day is Dashaharaa or Vijayaa Dashamee). This takes a longer time, about 3-4 hours. or according to the speed of the readers.

Akhand Raamaayan - People read it in two ways:
One : this is real Akhand Raamaayan as it is not broken in between any time. People read it continuously, in whatever time it takes. In this way at least two or four people sit together and read it together. If one has to leave he can go easily because other people are still reading it. Thus they do not allow to break the flow in reading.
Two : This is nor really Akhand Raamaayan in the above sense, it may be called 24-hour Raamaayan. In this way people finish it normally in 24 hours. If some time remains, people just complete the time by reading slowly, or reading some prayers from Maanas. if the time is less, they make up by reading it fast. Other rules of Akhand Raamaayan apply to this also, for example two or four people sit together to read it, but they are not too punctual to read it continuously, although they try and they do read it continuously. This Raamaayan has to be finished in almost 24 hours. Speed can be regulated just by checking time at time to time. This Akhand Raamaayan, although can be read at any auspicious day of the year but is most popular in both Nava Raatri periods. People start it on the eighth day and finish it on the ninth day.

In every reading, there is a tradition to read a Chaupaayee as Samput. Samput is normally read after every Dohaa stop. if there are more than one Dohaa, one can finish all Dohaa first and then can read this Samput. This Samput is decided before start reading it. There are several Chaupaayee popular for this purpose but the followings are most popular:

(1) Mangal Bhavan Amangal Haaree, Dravahu so Dasharath Ajir Bihaaree

(2) Mangal Bhavan Amangal Haaree, Umaa Sahit Jehi Japat Puraaree

(3) Deen Dayaal Birad Sambhaaree, Harahu Naath Mam Sankat Bhaaree

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Created by Sushma Gupta on May 27, 2002
Modified on 11/08/12