816 – Blessings from a spiritual bank

Dear ones, I read an interesting article in the newspaper, and I will share with you. In Ayodhya, the ancient city where Lord Rama was born, there is a bank for transaction of spirituality and inner peace. It is called the International Shree Sitaram Bank. It was set up in November 1970 by Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, chief of Sri Ram-janm Bhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust. The deposit in the bank is Likhit Japa (written chant) booklet.

The bank provides free booklets and red pens to devotees, and one has to write ‘Sitaram’ 0.5 million (five lakh) times, to get an account opened in the bank and then a passbook is issued. There are 136 branches of the bank across India and abroad. Money is of no consequence and what the account holder receives is peace of mind and spirituality.

Likhit Japa is writing the name of the Deity or a mantra repeatedly. It is a very effective practice for integrating our personality. We can repeat the mantra aloud while writing. “Likhit Japa is like writing a love letter to God. All of one’s senses are involved in the practice. One can set a spiritual goal of writing the mantra 100 times daily.

Writing ‘Sitaram’ is a form of prayer. It is believed that by writing it 8.4 million (84 lakhs) times, one can attain Moksha.

Aim Hrim Klim


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *