Sita Ram, Sita Ram, Sita Ram, Jaya Sita Ram
सीता राम सीता राम सीता राम जय सीता राम
sītā rāma, sītā rāma, sītā rāma, jaya sītā rāma
sītā: An avatar, or incarnation, of Lakshmi, Goddess of abundance. Lakshmi and Vishnu incarnate on earth as Sita and Rama. Sita is known for her devotion and purity, and is the central female character of the Ramayana.
rām/rāma: An avatar, or incarnation, of Vishnu, the lord of the universe. Rama's story is told in the Ramayana, his wife is Sita, and he is known for his compassion and courage.
jai/jaya: Victory to! Celebration of. An emphatic "Hooray God!"
"Hail to the Divine couple, Goddess Sita and Lord Ram, who dwell in the entire universe and all of creation; eternally luminous and shining as celestial moonlight. We humbly bow with folded palms at Your lotus feet." ~ Jai Uttal
"I offer my reverence to Rama's beloved Sita, the source of the world's creation, maintenance and destruction, the remover of all miseries and the bringer of all auspiciousness." ~ Ramayana (Tulsi Das)
"Sita's devotion to her husband Rama exemplifies the perfect attitude of the soul toward the Supreme." ~ Krishna Dharma
"...When I sing, I don't contrive some image of Maharajji in my head. But I do feel as if I'm singing to that presence, that's what I do, that's what I feel. And so by continually singing to that presence, it deepens my awareness of that, and deepens my entrance into that presence, in which we are all sitting. We're all in that presence – it's like the sky – everything's held within that – there's no where to go – we just have to pay attention, and remember. Which is what the practice is." ~ Krishna Das