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Rama Navami - the birth anniversary of Lord Rama


Rama Navami

Rama Navami

Rama Navami is observed as the birth anniversary of Lord Rama. It is very significant day and devotees of Lord Rama keep a day long fast and worship Him with all rituals. Lord Rama is considered the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Rama Navami Puja
Lord Rama given ritualistic bath during Rama Navami festivities

At some places, mainly in North India, the day coincides with the last day of Chaitra Navratri. Many people conduct Homa on Rama Navami and conclude nine days festivities of Chaitra Navratri. Hence Navratri Puja during Chaitra month is also known as Rama Navratri.

Rama Navami Origin | Significance

Rama Navami is observed since the Era of Lord Rama. Hindus are celebrating Rama Navami since ages and no historic records are kept to count the exact years of the birth anniversary of Lord Rama. However, as per Vedic time keeping, Lord Rama was born about a million years ago during Treta Yuga.

Rama Navami Deity(s)

Lord Rama is the main deity who is worshipped during Rama Navami.

Along with Lord Rama, the mother of Lord Rama i.e. Mata Kaushalya, the father of Lord Rama i.e. King Dasharatha, the wife of Lord Rama i.e. Devi Sita, three younger brothers of Lord Rama i.e. Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna and the ardent devotee of Lord Rama i.e. Bhakta Hanuman are also worshipped on the auspicious day of Rama Navami.

Rama Navami Date and Time

As per Amanta as well as Purnimanta Hindu Calendar -
Shukla Paksha Navami (9th day) of Chaitra (1st month)

Rama Navami Observance

Rama Navami Regional Variance

Rama Navami is a very significant day and it is observed throughout India.

Rama Navami Public Life

Rama Navami is an optional gazetted holiday in India. However, in North India government offices, schools and colleges might keep one day off during Rama Navami.

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