Ram Navami

Ram Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama, son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya, and a divine figure in Hinduism believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The day also known as Sri Rama Navami, falls on the Navami, ninth day of the Chaitra month of Hindu lunar year in 'Shukla paksha' or waxing moon, thus named Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations. Lord Ram is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who takes birth on earth when Adharma over rules Dharma. He protects all his devotees by vanquishing the roots of Adharma.

Lord Ram was born on earth to destroy the demon named Ravan. Though Rama Navami is a major festival for Vaishnavites, it is widely celebrated by worshippers of Shiva across the country.

Ram Navami 2014

Ram Navami in 2014 is on 8th April 2014 tuesday. Like every year, Ram navami 2014 was celebrated traditionally blend with divine beliefs. It is considered auspicious to undertake a fast on the day of Ram navami in the name of Rama. Devotees perform elaborate pujas and chant the name of Rama. Temples of Rama have special services and bhajan sessions through the day. Stories from the Ramayana are read out in joyous public gatherings and satang. Most people fast until midnight.

They break their fast with a Prasad of fruits and milk. One significant and popular element of the celebration is the Ramayana parayana, a discourse on the Ramayana, by a pundit or a professional story-teller. It usually lasts nine days. A skilled story-teller who can liven up the event by weaving in contemporary events attracts massive crowds. The main significance behind the celebration of this festival is that the character of Lord Ram signifies an ideal son, an upright husband, a righteous King, and a loving brother and even an ideal man, someone who follows the right path against all odds in life. He was also the true embodiment of humanity. So celebration of Ram navami is special which teaches us to inculcate all the noble deeds or ideals within us for which Lord Ram symbolizes.

Ram Navami Festival