Ram Navami is a festival that is celebrated as the birth of Lord Rama. He is not just a hero but has been revered as the god by the Hindus. Therefore, not surprisingly his birth is celebrated with great fervor and enjoyment on the ninth day of the waxing phase of the moon.
In 2015, Ram Navami is observed on 28th March, Saturday.
Best Time for prayers and taking spiritual bath in the River Saryu:
07: 52- 09: 23
12:26 – 17:01
(According to 24-hour clock with local time of New Delhi)
How People celebrate Ram Navami?
People get up early in the morning, take a bath, wear clean clothes, visit the temple, and clean their home. After that, idol of child RamaRama
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is dressed in new attire and put in the cradle. Incense sticks, flowers, fruits, bell, conch, Prasad It is the sacred food that is distributed after an auspicious event or day after offering it to the Gods
and Charanamrit is kept. The youngest female member of the family applies Tilak (Red line from Sindhoor) to all the male members and a red dot on the foreheads of all the female members of the family. All members then sing songs praising Rama, his loyal brother LakshmanaLakshmana
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and his devoted wife, Sita. After that, cradle of Rama is rocked by them and then Aarti It is a Hindu religious ritual of worship
is performed. At the end of the prayers, GangaGanga
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water is sprinkled over the gathering. Finally, the Prasad It is the sacred food, first offered to Gods and then distributed among devotees
and Charanamrit are distributed to them. After that everyone have feast with traditional dishes. The members who kept fast on this day eat potatoes made in any form without salt, turmeric, garlic, ginger, or onion. Root vegetables, fruits, milk and milk products are also permitted. According to Hindu Mythology, there is believe that the one who keep fast on this day is blessed by Rama and can rid of all the obstacles in its life.
Many people start reading Ramacharitamanas few days prior and culminate on Ram Navami followed by Community meals.
Thousands of devotees visit Ayodhya on this special day. They bathe in the divine grace of Rama that seems freely flow in River Saryu there. The chariot procession (Rath Yatra or Shobha Yatra) of Rama, SitaSita
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, Lakshmana and Hanumana, are taken out. The Rama temple remains open for the whole day and night for the prayers in the name of the Rama.