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Ramayana – Lord Rama & The Boatman Kevat Leela | Swami Mukundananda

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This narration from the epic Ramayana is called the ‘Kevat Samvad’ or the Dialogue between Lord Ram & the Boatman – Kevat.

Lord Rama with Sita and Lakshmana, while in exile, once had to cross the river Ganga. He approached a boatman, Kevat, for taking them across the river.

Kevat wanted to wash Lord Rama’s feet before letting them onto his boat. He said, Lord, I have heard that the dust from your feet embraced a stone in the forest and it became a woman. My boat is made of wood and if the dust of your feet fell on my boat, the boat will turn into a woman too. I am unable to take care of any more members in my house so I am requesting you to let me wash your feet and make it dust free before you step onto the boat. Lord Rama appreciated his pure and innocent faith.

After that, Kevat ferried Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana across the river in his boat. Upon reaching the other side, Sita removed her ring and gave it to Lord Rama for paying the boatman for his service.

Kewat however refused to be paid for the work and made such an amazing statement which pleased Lord Rama and he blessed Kevat.

Boatman Kevat and his intense devotion to Lord Rama. He says, ” Lord Rama and I do the same work”??? Listen to this beautiful clip of innocent faith of a devotee in God.

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Swami Mukundananda preaches the philosophy of sincere devotion to the Lord as a means for attaining God-realization. Beyond philosophic precepts, Swamiji teaches practical techniques of mind management and stress management. His programs include sessions on guided meditation and yoga asanas which lead to purification of the body and mind and upliftment of the soul.

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