Ram Navami is an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar that celebrates the birth of Lord Ram who is the seventh human incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Born to King Dasaratha and his wife Kaushalya on the Navami of Chaitra month, Ram Navami is celebrated with joy in March/April.
From the mythological perspective, Lord Rama is seen as eternally blissful and in his earthly form came to exemplify the perfect man, referred to as ‘Maryada Purushottam’. Lord Rama’s truthfulness, dutifulness, integrity and magnanimity are explained through the various episodes of the epic Ramayana.
Ram Navami is one of the most significant days observed by all Hindus. In 2017, Sri Ram Navami falls on 5th April.
Ramayana Recital For Rama Navami
Ramayana is a very engrossing tale and reflects real life situations and Lord Rama along with brother Lakshman, wife Sita and devotee Hanuman teach us how to live life. Thus, recitations and discourses from the Ramayana help us to understand and face realities of life specially difficulties and misfortunes and learn from Lord Rama’s integrity and courage in order to achieve triumph over evil. It is with this spirit that Ram Navami is celebrated in all parts of the country, with full nine-day celebrations and fasting rituals to seek Lord Rama’s blessings.
The rituals during Ram Navami include recitations from Ramayana or Tulsidas’s Ramacharitmanas, singing of bhajans and kirtans and awe-inspiring puja and arti. The bhajans speaks of the virtues of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita, and Hanuman. Hanuman is known for his devotion to Rama, and a lot of devotees recite ‘Sunderkandam’ that strengthen qualities of courage and dedication.
In Rishikesh, which is an important seat of Ram worship, special payers dedicated to Lord Rama, japas and constant chantings invoking Lord Rama’s name is a common practice. Mantras like ‘Om Sri Ram’, ‘Jai Sri Ram’ raise the higher energies around the place. One can opt to fast from sunrise till sunset on the Ram Navami day itself. On the final day of the Ram Navami festival, Lord Rama is adorned beautifully with flowers. Devotees listen to discourses on Lord Rama’s life and teachings.
Moods Are Jubilant On Rama Navami
Ram Navami celebrated in Ayodhya, Lord Rama’s holy birth place witnesses huge congregation of devotees who come to take a holy dip in river Saryu on the pious occasion of Ram Navami. People pray wholeheartedly to earn Lord Rama’s blessings. A most awaited event is Ayodhya is the two-day fair that includes ‘rath yatras’, a ceremonial procession that involves carrying the deities of Ram, brother Lakshman, wife Sita, and Mahavir Hanuman in chariots. The day witnesses Ram Navami procession. Donning a pageantry look, four persons attired suitably pose as Rama, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman and do the rounds of the city on a chariot—a ritual which devotees look forward to every year.
In South India, the Ram Navami festival carries on for nine days consisting of several elements of ceremony and rituals. Since the day coincides with the wedding of Rama and Sita, the mood on this day is extremely jubilant. The programs of kirtans, chantings and recitals lend a greatly inspiring and instructive tone to the Ram Navami celebration. In Andhra Pradesh, temples re-enact the marriage of Lord Rama and Sita on the final day of Ram Navami.
Visit Hanuman Temple On Rama Navami
The devotees will visit Hanuman Temple on Rama Navami and offer Thulasi, Betel leaves, butter and flowers – chat OM SHRI JAI RAM 108 times in front of Hanuman and also chant the Hanuman Chalisa – Nanganallur Hanuman Temple is famous Temple in Chennai and devotees should visit this temple on Ram Navami.
Please Perform All The Below Mentioned Ritual On Rama Navami 2017
- Akhanda Sundara Kandam Parayanam – Mitigates all problems
- Sri Rama Raksha Ashtakshari Homam – For success and prosperity
- Purusha Sukhta Homam – For progeny and children’s progress
- Sri Sita Homam – Achieve Good Virtues, Remove Marital Problems
- Sri Suktha Homam – Remove Financial Crisis and Amass Wealth
And Get The Following Benefits
- Brings good luck and wealth
- To get success in education for children
- To achieve good helath
- Improve brain power and intelligence.
- To improve your communications skills
- For generating more good will
- For status and prestige in society
- For going in the path of dharma of honesty, integrity and truthfulness
- It helps to removes past life karmas
- Brings peace and prosperity in life
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