Ram Navami : Celebrates the Birthday of God Ram

Indians those who are living in India and other parts of the world celebrate several important festivals during a year and one of the rich Hindu festivals which is celebrated with utmost devotion and happiness is Ram Navami which falls in the month of April every year. This important function which is celebrated by all falls on the ninth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Chaitra and coincides with the Chait Durga pooja which is also a famous festival in India. As far as the legend goes only on this wonderful day Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya and every year Hindus especially Vaishnavi Tes those who are living in North and South India celebrate the birthday of Lord Rama with pomp and splendor.

Even though Lord Rama was born to royal family he cultivated good habits right from his young age and lived a down-to-earth personality. He was nothing but an embodiment of compassion, righteousness, kindness, and truth. These are only some of his characters in the exhaustive list. When Lord Rama was born King Ravana was ruling Sri Lanka with extreme power and honesty. King Ravana worshiped Lord Shiva with great devotion and received several boons from him and Brahma after doing years of penance. One of the important boons that he received from Brahma was that he would never die in the hands of gods or demigods or Yakshas or other such personalities. But he forgot to include men in the list of slayers and that was his curse.

Devotees Will Recite Mantras and Hymns During the Day

Gods, devas, and others went directly to Lord Vishnu and requested him to take the human form and kill Lord Ravana. Maha Vishnu descended on this earth in the human form and was born to King Dasharatha. He grew as a brilliant, strong, bold and confident child and married Sita when he reached the age of marriage. After marrying Sita he was compelled to leave on exile for a period of fourteen years to forest named Dhandaka. Lord Rama, Sita and his brother Lakshmana reach the forest after a long journey and stays there for few months. On one fine day, King Ravana abducts Sita and takes her to his kingdom and forces her to marry him. But Sita refuses to marry him and stays aloof in the kingdom eagerly waiting for the arrival of Lord Rama to save her. Lord Rama plots a wonderful plan and reaches Sri Lanka along with Hanuman. After a fierce battle, he kills Ravana and comes back to Ayodhya along with Hanuman, Sita, and Lakshmana and becomes the king of Ayodhya. During Sri Ram Navami the Hindus pray Lord Rama with great devotion, perform lots of poojas, read the great epic Ramayana and also take part in Kalyan-Ots Vam. It is also believed that only on this day Lord Rama tied the knot and made Sita his wife and to commemorate this great event person all over the world celebrate Sita and Rama’s marriage function with great devotion during Ram Navami.

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