Historical background Rama Navami is a spring Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of the Hindu God Lord Rama. He is particularly important to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism, as the seventh avatar of God Vishnu.The festival celebrates the descent of Vishnu as shri Rama avatar, through his birth to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya.The festival is a part of the spring Navratri, and falls on the ninth day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) in the Hindu calendar month of Chaitra. This typically occurs in the Gregorian months of March or April every year. Rama Navami is an optional government holiday. Celebration of Ram Navami in India On this day, devotees pray for peace, prosperity and success and seek divine blessings from Rama. Ram Navami also marks the ninth day of Navratri when devotees celebrate Navami by providing food for the needy. Hindus also perform the rituals of Kanya Puja on this day, where 9 girls are invited at home and paid respect as Hindus believe that they are the manifestation of Devi. A prasad consisting of sooji halwa, kala chana and puri is also prepared and offered to the girls after the puja ritual.Ram Navami is one of the biggest Hindu festivals and is celebrated in a number of ways. Some devotees bathe and dress up miniature idols of Rama, lit a lamp in front of the idol and then place these idols in a cradle to mark his birth while kheer is prepared as an offering to God. How you can celebrate Ram Navami at home • As per the covid guidelines we must abstain from social gatherings and follow the norms. So we can clean a nice place or the mandir at home. Lord Rama is the main deity worshipped during Rama Navami, so place a photo or an idol of Lord Ram. Along with Lord Rama, Mata Kaushalya, King Dasharatha, Sita and the three younger brothers of Lord Rama - Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna are also worshipped. Hanuman Ji, the biggest devotees of Lord Ram must be worshipped on is auspicious day. Involve all members of the family in the Ram Navami puja. Traditionally young girls in the family put teeka on the forehead of all in the family. Ganga jal, roli and aipun are sprinkled on the gods, and then rice is showered on the deities or photos of Ram, Lakshman, Sita and Hanuman Ji. After prayers, everyone perform the aarti and bhajans are sung. Finally, prasad is distributed among all family members. On this Ram Navami, recite Tulsi Ramayan, which tells the story of Lord Ram. In some households Akhanda Ramayana Path or chanting the entire Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas is done for 24 hours.Ram Navami is being celebrated with religious fervor and enthusiasm in different parts of country today. The festival marks the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The battle of Coivd19 can be won as per the quoting, Sanskrit verse from scriptures, Mr. Modi said, “Lord Ram’s direction is that elders, children and medical healers should always be protected. Corona has taught this very well to us.According to the Prime Minister, Lord Ram speaks and acts according to the place, time and circumstances and teaches one how to move with time.
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