Ram Navami Festival

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Ram Navami day is a symbol of Rams birthday. He was known as a simple name Ram. But after the great victory at the king Ravan he is called “Shri Ram”. Ram was a true follower of Dharma. That is why he is also known as a ‘Maryada purushottam’. If we look at the Ram’s idol, his right hand is raised up to bless his devotees and in left hand he has a ‘Borrow’.

Lord Shri Ram – As an ideal:

Ram as an ideal Son:

He worshiped his parents and always obeyed them. He was always follow his elders order.

When his mother “kekai” said to him to go for ‘Vanvaas’, he did respect her also and went in jungle for fourteen years Vanvaas with his wife Seeta and brother Lakshman.

Ram as an ideal Brother:

Ram gave up his palace and all luxuries for his brother Bharat. Ram-Lakshman is a grate sign of an ideal brotherly love till now.

Ram as an ideal Husband:

In ancient time, kings used to have many wives but lord Ram was committed to his one wife Seeta.

Ram as an ideal friend:

Ram helped king Sugreev to get his kingdom from king Bali. Ram also helped Vibhishan in his difficult time.

Ram as an ideal King:

He followed all rules of a king. He has never go back from his promise.

Ram as an ideal Enemy: (more…)

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Ram Navami is a sacred day of lord Ram’s birth. Ram is a form of lord Vishnu. So he too worshiped on this day. Ram is known as an ideal son, brother, husband, friend, king and enemy. His time period of ruling, is called as ‘Ram rajya’. Ram Navami is celebrated from Godhipadva for nine days in the Chaitra month.

Ram Navami Rituals:

On this occasion, devotees worshiped lord Ram to conciliate him. They set up the idol of Ram, Seeta, Lakshman and Hanuman. Devotees welcomed them by firing lamps and offering flowers in the beginning of worship. At last aarti of lord Ram is performed.

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On the Ram Navami people observe fasts for whole day. On this day some devotees goes through a water less fast. Rath yatra is also taken out from the temples. Rath yatra has an idol of Ram, Seeta, Lakshman and Hanuman.

Bhajans are also an important ritual of Ram Navami worship. People make the entire environment religious by singing bhajans. A beautiful bhajan we can see here below :-

Hey Ram, Hey Ram Bhajan Lyrics :

Hey Ram, hey Ram, hey Ram, hey Ram,
Jag Mein Sacho Tero Naam. Hey Ram…

Tu Hi Mata, Tu Hi Pita Hai;
Tu hi hai Radha ka Shyam.

Tu antaryami, saba ka Swami;
tere charno me charo dham.

Tu hi bigare, tu hi savare,

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