Rama Navami Puja Procedure
Rama Navami Bestows Relief From All Problems
Rama Navami is a major Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama on the holy land of Ayodhya. Lord Rama is the elder son of King Dasaratha and Queen Kousalya. He was the best of men with a sterling character. The noblest lesson embodied in the Ramayana is the incomparable (supreme) significance of righteousness in the life of each person. Lord Vishnu had taken this incarnation to destroy the demon king Ravana. On the day of Rama Navami, the devotees of Lord Rama perform some elaborate ceremonies for the purification of their souls.
Lord Rama – A Great Protector Of The Masses
Ramayana is a great epic that describes the complete history of Lord Rama who is the seventh human incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama’s name was given to him by Sage Vasishta who was the preceptor and advisor of the Raghu dynasty. His name is so powerful and it has a significant meaning as it’s composed of two ‘beeja aksharas’ namely the Agni Bheeja (Ra) and the Amrita Bheeja (Ma). Agni Bheeja vitalises his body and mind while the Amrita Bheeja rejuvenates him from fatigue. He was the perfect human being. He was the great protector of all his people. His reputation and bravery were unlimited. He lived as an ideal son, brother, husband and king. Lord Rama ruled in Ayodhya for eleven thousand years. It was a golden period for people of Ayodhya known as Rama Rajya. Devotees who worship Lord Rama with great devotion and dedication on the auspicious day of Rama Navami will get relief from all problems in life.
Rama Navami Puja Procedure
Rama Navami is a festival of nine days. It’s also known as ‘Chaitra Navaratri’ or ‘Sri Rama Navratri’. Rama Navami Festival celebrations starts with the offering of prayers to the Sun to seek the blessings from the supreme power as people consider the sun as predecessor of Lord Rama. Devotees of Lord Rama spend this day by singing devotional songs, chanting mantras of Lord Rama and observe fasting for the whole day. It is also known as the ‘Rama Navami Vrat’. There are no steadfast principles to keep the fast. If you want to keep ‘Nirahar Vrat’ (fasting), you should not be eating or drinking anything till you break your fast. You can also keep the vrat without having such a strict rule. You can have boiled vegetables without any flavors and further more have coffee, tea, curd, fruits and vegetables. At the end of the day, a devotee breaks his fast after having fruits and sweets. This holy fast gives ultimate salvation to a person. An idol of Lord Rama is adorned with flowers, vermilion, sandal paste, turmeric paste and an oil lamp is lit before it. Chanting the holy mantras of Sri Rama like ‘Om Sri Ramaya Namah’ or ‘Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram’ on the great day of Rama Navami is very auspicious. Generally people like to have a holy bath in the river Sarayu of Ayodhya which is also a part of the elaborate rituals of the ceremony. It is believed that people who take bath in river Sarayu on the day of Rama Navami will get relief from all sins and negative forces. In South India, Lord Rama and Mother Sita’s wedding ceremonies are performed by priests. Reading the complete story of Sri Rama during these nine days of Chaitra Navratiri festival is very beneficial to you. It grants lot of success and prosperity in life.
What you Gain From Rama Navami Puja
- Get relief from all sins and doshas
- Achieve a good health
- Stay protected against diseases
- Get a happy married life
- Grants success, wealth and prosperity in life
- Helps to attain salvation
- Wipes out all negative forces