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Ram Navami

About Ram Navami

Lord Ram and Goddess SeetaThe birthday of Lord Rama, the celebrated hero of the famous epic, 'Ramayana', is enthusiastically celebrated on the ninth day of the waxing moon in the month of Chaitra, all over India. Lord Vishnu is worshiped in his human incarnation as Rama, the divine ruler of Ayodhya. Sri-Ramnavami is dedicated to the memory of Lord Rama. It occurs on the ninth day (navami) of Navratri. The festival commemorates the birth of Rama who is remembered for his righteous reign. Ramrajya (the reign of Rama) has become synonymous with a period of peace and prosperity. Mahatma Gandhi also used this term to describe how according to him, India should be after independence.

  • Rama was the Lord Hari Himself, incarnate on earth for the destruction of Ravana.
  • He was well accomplished, beautiful and endowed with royal marks. His glory and prowess were unlimited. He was peerless on earth. He was free from malice.
  • He was gentle. He was the protector of all His people. He always addressed them in gentle words. He never used any harsh words even when somebody provoked Him.
  • Due to all this reason Lord Rama is all so known as "Maryada Purushottam".
  • The specially prepared offering given to Lord Rama is called Naivedyam
  • 2017 - Wednesday,5th April
  • 2018 - Sunday, 25th March
  • 2019 - Sunday,14th April
  • 2020 - Thursday,2nd April
  • 2021 - Wednesday, 21 nd April
  • Celebrated by Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh. The Indian stock exchanges will be closed on this day.