Ram Navami marks the birthday of Lord Ram, who is known to be the 7th embodiment of Lord Vishnu. Every year on Chaitra Shukla Navami (the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu Lunar month, Chaitra) Ramnavami is celebrated. In several temples, Sri Ramnavami is celebrated for 9 days from the 1st day of Chaitra Navratri. Also, people watch fast on this day.
Ram Navami Celebrations
Sri Ramnavami is a major Hindu festival and is widely celebrated with great devotion. Shri Rama Navami is extremely popular amongst Vaishnavites. Its celebration includes:
- Narration of Ramayana takes place on Rama Navami
- People recite Ramaraksha Stotra
- Kirtans are organized
- Idol of Shree Ram gets ready with beautiful ornaments and adornment
- Idol of Lord Ram is swinged in the cradle
Pooja Vidhi on Ramnavami
- Take bath and sit on a Pooja place with all Pujan Samagri (items needed for Pooja)
- Tulsi leaves or a lotus flower plays a significant role for his worship
- The worship of Lord Ram begins with the 16 steps known as Shodashopachara Pooja
- Prepare Kheer & keep fruits as a Prasad
- After Pooja, the young female in the house puts Tilak (vermillion on everyone’s forehead)
Ram Navami Legend
The story behind Shri Rama Navami starts with the ruler of Lanka, ‘The Ravan’. In his rule, people were live terrify and wanted to get liberty from his menace. Ravan had acquired the power from Lord Brahma that he would never get kill by the Gods or Yaksha (demigod). He was the most influential of all. Therefore, due to this violence, all Gods went to Vishnu with a request for help. Thus, Kausalya, the wife of King Dasaratha, gave birth to Lord Ram. Since then, the day is celebrated as Sri Rama Navami. Also, on a Chaitra Shukla Navami only, Tulsidas had started writing Ramcharitmanas.
We hope that on this Ram Navami, your paths will be progressive with true devotion and religion.