Rama Navami including stories of the Hindu sacred epic Ramayana

Rama Navami including stories including the Hindu sacred epic Ramayana

Ram Navami, an important festival in the Hindu calendar, will be celebrated across India on April 2. The festival falls on a ninth day in the month of Chaitra, which also marks the end of Navratri. According to the Hindu scripture, Lord Rama was born on Navami Tithi in the Shukla Paksha of the Chaitra month at Queen Kausalya, the first wife of King Dasaratha. Prince of Ayodhya married to Devi Sita is worshipped by millions across the globe. Thus, Ram Navami is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Rama.

On this day, devotees observe a day-long fast and break it only after offering puja to Lord Rama. People who fast during Navratri also break their fast after worshipping the god. Devotees also hold kanjak puja in parts of North India to mark the celebrations. As per traditions, nine young girls, who haven't hit puberty, are invited and the devotees worship them and treat them to simple dishes like poori, chana and halwa or fruits.

According to Drikpanchang, the time for puja during Rama Navami is between 11 am to 1.39 pm (2 hours 30 minutes).

Devotees worship Lord Rama, listen or recite prayers and holy scriptures. At various places, artists perform the ceremonial wedding of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita and procession is taken out.

Wishing our readers a very Happy Ram Navami!

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