One is Bhakthi tinged with Reason and Intellectual approach.
Another is total emotional immersion in the Love of God.
And example of an intellectual bhakti may be discerned in Kalidas’s first sloka of Raghuvamsa , which set about describing the Dynasty of Lord Rama.
Curiously the work that is about to talk about Lord Hari,Vishnu , begins with a Sloka on Lord Shiva and Parvathi.
This is the sloka.
The genius of Kalidasa lies in that this poem is open for Twenty Five meanings!
There are some Deities in Hinduism who are called with the epithet Iswara.
Lord Shiva as Parameswara.
Another is Sani, Saturn.
The pronunciation for Saturn in Sanskrit is Sanaiscara, one who moves slowly. as Saturn takes 30 years to orbit around the Sun.
Special status is bestowed on Sanesswara.
He grants boons after he tests you.
No real harm befalls one.
It burns sins, elevates one, destroys enemies both from within and without, a Guarantee for success in any endeavor.
We have many Devathas, each of them powerful enough to grant a specific wish by the recital of their Beeja Mantras.
We have their Gayatris.
Above all we have the Shadakshra and Dwadasa Nama of Vishnu, The Protector.
Namo Narayanaya,-Shadakshara-Eight Letters -Sanskrit.
Om Namo Bhagavathe Vasudevaya-Tweleve Letters.
Then we have Parameswara’s Pachakshara.
Nama Sivaya-Five Letters.
Then what is special about Rama Nama?
This is what makes it special.
In the last two Sutras Patanjali spoke of the Pranava, OM, and the need to concentrate on this.
As I posted earlier all the sounds originate from three places in the human body, Mouth,a-Throat ,u and from the pit of the stomach M.
From the se sounds came words and language,
Language, nay sounds exist with a corresponding image.
When a sound is made an image flashes in or mind.
At times we may not be able to identify these images.
It is wisdom of the Vedas that there is NO Sound without a corresponding image.
The images we do not recognize are those that spring from our unconscious which is Universal Consciousness.
The Mantras and the Japas of these Mantras help one to unleash the human potential.
Words and their meanings can not be separated.
So much so the Great Poet Dramatist Kalidasa opens his Raghuvamsa with this sloka,
वागर्थाविव संपृक्तौ वागर्थप्रतिपत्तये|
जगतः पितरौ वन्दे पार्वतीपरमेश्वरौ||
–> I salute the parents of the world, Parvati and Parameswara, who are inseparable like the “vAk” (word) and “artha”(its meaning); to gain expertise in the right understanding of the words and their meanings.”