Ram Navami 2020: Significance and rituals of the festival

ST Staff
Thursday, 2 April 2020

Ram Navami celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The Ram Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of the first month in the Hindu lunar calendar, Chaitra. It also marks the last day of the spring festival of Chaitra Navratri or Vasanta Navratri.

Ram Navami celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The Ram Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of the first month in the Hindu lunar calendar, Chaitra. It also marks the last day of the spring festival of Chaitra Navratri or Vasanta Navratri.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu took birth on the Earth as a son to Dasharatha, the King of Ayodhya to end the carnages committed by the devils; especially the Ravana, the demon king. 

Lord Rama killed Ravana to maintain dharma on the planet. The festival celebrates the triumph of Dharma over Adharma.

On this day and devotees keep a day-long fast which begins in the morning and ranges till the next morning. Fasting on this day also indicates purification of mind and thus, seeks perfection as a human being. People worship Lord Rama and listen to epic Ramayana, performing the ritual of the wedding of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita and some conduct the Rama Navami procession. 

At some places, people also perform a religious and cultural program called Ramleela to reveal the past of Ram Navami. Devotees in some parts of India also organise kirtans and bhajans for an entire Navratra period.

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