Ram Navami –Birth of Lord Ram
This is the last day of Navratri devotes who worship to Mata Gauri who is the 9th form of the Hindu Goddess Durga. It is a most important and auspicious festival of Hindus which is celebrated at time of Chaitra Navratri. This also marks the birth of Lord Rama.
One of the 10 avatars of lord Vishnu and plays a central character in Hindu epic -Ramayana. This festival falls on the last day of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. Since lord Rama was born on this ninth day of Chaitra Navratri when devotees of Mata Durga end their fasting. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm among devotees. The devotees do fast, offer prayers and perform pujas in honour of Lord Rama. The temples are decorated with flowers, lights and Agarbatti to mark the occasion. Ram Navami had a cultural and historical significance in India.
Lord Rama is considered the epitome of being right, valor and wisdom, his life teachings and profound impact on Indian culture and society. It is not a just religious text, but a way of living and cultural masterpiece that has inspired generations of Indians. The festival has political and social significance. Indian nationalist leaders like Bal Gangadhar tilak use the festival to mobilize People against British rule.
They organized processions, public meetings and cultural events. The festival has political significance as well. It is also known as Maha navami to honour lord Rama; she is one of deities in Hindu mythology. It has a religious and cultural significance, which is celebrated with enthusiasm. People exchange greetings among Indians.
What people do? ·
- Houses are cleaned thoroughly·
- Family shrine may be decorated with small statues of Rama. ·
- Offering of fruit and flowers on shrine and prayers are not recited after an early bath Fasting·
- Temples are decorated.