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    One of my very close friends has forwarded the following interesting puzzle.This may be of interest to you.

    Rama Namam

    Once a Guru or teacher was teaching Vishnu sahasra naamam
    to a group of boys aged between 8 and 12 years.
    Guru chanted the slokam :

    Sri Raama Raama Raamethi Rame Raame Manorame
    Sahasranaama Tathulyam Raama Naama Varaanane

    and told the students, "if you chant Raama naamam three times,
    it is equivalent to chanting the whole Vishnu Sahasranaamam or
    chanting Lord's Naamam 1000 times. One of the boys was very
    naughty and always had questions about everything the teacher
    said. Immediately he asked " Guro, how can three times become
    equal to 1000 times? I do not get the logic. Please explain to us
    how that equation of 3 naamams =1000 naamams works".

    Guru was not only smart, but was a great devotee of Lord Raama.
    In one moment, Guru knew how to explain the validity of the
    unusual equation.
    He said: Lord Shiva says that the name of Lord Rama is the
    sweetest of all the words & chanting this name would be
    equivalent to chanting the whole Vishnu Sahasranama or
    thousand names of Vishnu .
    Here is the interesting calculation by which we can prove that
    3 times chanting of Rama naamam becomes equivalent to 1000
    times chanting or chanting the whole Vishnu Sahasra naamam.

    Take the name Rama. It has two Sanskrit letters RA and MA.
    When you take the consonants in Sanskrit alphabet,
    RA is the second consonant in the group of five consonants
    Ya, RA, La, Va, Sha and
    MA is the fifth in the group of five consonants Pa, Pha, Ba, Bha, MA.
    When you substitute the value of RA and MA as 2 and 5
    RAMA is equivalent to 2x5 = 10. Then,
    Sri Rama Rama Rama (iti) is equivalent to........................
    2x5 x 2x5 x2x5 = 10x10x10 = 1000.
    The boy was happy with the answer and started learning Vishnu
    Sahasranaamam with full concentration and devotion.
    Jai Shri Ram!