Adhyathma Ramayana is essentially a Puranic work demonstrating the inquisitiveness of Parvati and clear, unambiguous explanation by Shiva. But in the orthodox circles of Rama devotees, the Adhyatama Ramayana is considered to be a Mantra-sastra, a sacred book, each stanza of which is revered as a Mantra (mystic syllable) and devoutly repeated in a ceremonial way. And Shiva continues the story of Sri Rama to his beloved Parvati
When ParamVishnu, Mukunda, Narayana, the divine soul, lord of the universe, one who is never born and never dies, having lotus like eyes was born along with the symbols of Lord Vishnu. Mother Kausalya saw him as thousand rays of light coming together; as if a million Suns had risen up as one over the horizon.
Mother Kousalya clearly saw in the infant the unmistakable symbols of Lord Vishnu. He possessed the aura as the one wearing a honourable crown representing the highest and incomprehensible reality; which is venerated and worshipped by Lord Brahma and sages like Narada, Sanaka, Sanadkumara and others. Rama Lala (Baby Rama) possessed long and pretty hair with lovely curly tresses. He eyes has the gleam of the nectar of mercy. wrapped in the yellow dhoti (Pitambara) his hips resembled the rising sun in the sky. She visualised four hands shining with Abhaya Mudra, conch , wheel and mace; His conch like neck shone with the necklace of Kousthubha gem. He was wearing ear rings, pearl necklace, anklets, girdle and other decorations. He face resembled the full moon and reflected a divine calm and serenity unseen in the human kind. Rama Lala also had the Srivathsa mole on his chest clearly visible to all, so that his devotees who love him would be have no difficulty in identifying the Avatara.
Mother Kousalya understood him as the real God Narayana; the one who is endless, timeless and omnipotent. She knew in the heart of her hearts that Sri Rama was the manifestation of the eternal. Shesaluted him and started singing his praises.
“Salutations to god of gods who wears the conch and the wheel, Salutations to Vasudeva, the killer of Madhu and Hari, salutations to Narayana, Salutations to killer of Naraka, salutations to the archer, salutations to Lord of universe. Using the goddess of illusion maya are always Creating , looking after and destroying this universe.”
With great devotion Kousalya did pranam and asked him, “How do you come be my Son?”
The darling of his devotees, the great Purusha-Avatara replied, “Oh mother , I do not have any problem in taking a form. I have taken birth for killing Ravana who is roaming around with great pride, destroying Dharma. I have come to usher a happy and good life to all the people on earth. I decided to be born in the clan of Manu, as your child taking the form of a human being. And I was born as your son because you served me once in your previous births with a wish in your mind; That I only should be born as a child to you, due to that reason I have now revealed to you my real form.”
Rama Lala continued, “Seeing me in this form can only be done rarely and this is meant for getting salvation to you. If you can meditate on this form with devotion daily,
Then do not have any doubt that you would get salvation. That the man who reads or hears with devotion, this discussion that took place between us will attain my Saujya (salvation) definitely, And at the time of his death he will remember me.”
Saying this he took the normal form of a little baby, immediately started crying waving his arms and legs in the air. He looked resplendent with skin the colour of blue sapphire. Thus the supreme Lord Vishnu had incarnated in this world as Human.