Ram nam satya hai

A strong memory of childhood in India is the funeral parade. A body wrapped tightly in a white sari so that the contours of the body were visible. Male pall bearers running through the narrow alleys chanting, राम नाम सत्य है. (The name of God is Truth).

Here are two pictures I like which illustrate this chant.  A temple painted in Hinduism’s favorite hue, orange, at the sangam in Allahabad calls out to Shri Sita Ram, Hinduism’s ideal married couple.

The mantra Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna absorbs the setting sun on the side of temple in Allahabad’s Katra Bazaar area.


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