Repetition of the name of Lord Ram is the easiest and fastest way to attain purity, wisdom, prosperity, and joy. Ram Navami the Birth of Lord Ram.
The significant effect of this festival can be seen in places associated with lord Rama such as Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
The Ram Navami celebrates on the occasion of Lord Rama’s birth. Ram Navami date is marked on the 9th day of Chaitra month which also marks the beginning of spring festivals like Vasanta Navratri and Ugadi.
Every year thousands of devotees gather here for worship. Though sometimes the day may differ from a day or two in some parts of the states.
This day is not possible you are not familiar with the Ramlila which is a theatrical portrayal of Lord Rama defeating Ravan which is performed in an open stage at various places.
Apart from Lord Rama, Divi Sita, Anuj Laxman, and Bhakt Hanuman are also worshipped on this day. In the southern part of India.
Some people consider this festival as the marriage day of Lord Rama and Devi Sita and celebrate their symbol of love. Lord Ram was the son of King Dasharatha and the seventh incarnation of Vishnu.
The rath yatra is also taken out from many temples by carrying the deities of Lord in Chaitra Navami. The devotees get up early and take a bath while offering the water to the sun which is beloved to be the ancestor of Lord Rama.
The Ramayana was written upon him, which is based on the ancient Sanskrit epic Book. On the occasion of this festival,
People clean their houses and welcome the small idols of Lord Rama in their home Which is placed with the offerings of flowers and fruits.
buttermilk and moong dal salad which varies upon different parts of the state. The Navami puja begins with the youngest member of the family and ends with aarti and sprinkling of Ganga Jal.
The prayers are recited to seek the blessing of the Lord and keep fast restricting onion, garlic and wheat products.
Fasting food includes fruits, milk, curd, tea, root vegetables and Sendha Namak which can be consumed by people holding fast.
The temple also holds Havana for the purity of mind and soul, and sweets are distributed in the form of Prasads. Ram Navami special Prasads also include jaggery drink,
Thousands of people gather in the Sary river in Ayodha for providing the water to the sun as it is considered as the birthplace of Lord Rama which depicts the importance of Ram Navami.
In some parts of India, there is also a tradition of tying earthen pots full of money at the top of the tree. Each team of youth tries to reach the top by forming human pyramids.
Devotees worship the idol by placing flowers on his feet; accompanied by giving baths and dressing the icon of Lord Rama. Ram Navami Mela is organized at different places to celebrate the occasion with joy.
The small idols of Lord Rama are placed on the cradle in the temple and deity chants the Holy book of Shri Ramacharitamanas till afternoon which is known as the birth time of Lord Rama.
They are also attacked by water jest to distract them while achieving their goal. It sounds similar to the vutti which takes place during the time of Krishna Janmashtami.
The celebration doesn’t end here, people organize Ram Navami mantra, bhajans, and kirtans at their homes and visit temples which are dedicated to Lord Rama.
Though we all are aware of the Ram Navami history, let’s go into the deep of it. The king of Ayodha had no children but after attaining a lot of rituals and sacrifices,
the birth of Lord Rama took place which became the occasion of joy. Lord Rama is also known as Maryada Purushottam which means the embodiment of compassion, gentleness, kindness, righteousness, and integrity.
He was overwhelmed with love and humility and sacrifice everything for people without considering his comfort and needs.
He came to earth while taking the form of a human to end the story of Ravana. Ravana was overconfident that god won’t kill him.
So load Vishnu decided to take birth from the womb of Dashrath’s three queens; while taking four different incarnations in which Kasaulya gave birth to Rama.
Ramnavi depicts the story of good upon evil and is based on the battle between Rama and Ravana. Ravana was a king of Lanka who use to terrorize people with his power.
He was greedy, self-centered, and insatiable desires. Ravana captures Sitaji, which resulted in his demise and gave the significance of Ram Navami.
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