Ram Navami Festival, Festival of Lord Rama:

Ram Navami is related with lord Ram. Ram was a son of king Dasharath. He is a king of Ayodhya. Ram was born in the ayodhya nagari. The ninth day of Chaitra month is celebrated as a Ram Navami. It is a great holy festival of Hindu religion. In many temples it is celebrated for nine days starting from the first day of Chaitra month.

It is celebrated of readings, a famous religious scripture of Hindu religion ‘Ramayana’ and organizing religious ‘Bhajan parties’. people celebrate this festival with joy and happiness.

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A Famous Spiritual Scripture “Ramayana”:

Ramayana was written by Maharshi Valmiki. Ramayana is an autobiography of lord Ram. When ram went for ‘Vanvaas’ for fourteen years Ram’s wife Seeta had kidnapped by demon king Ravan. King Ravan was a ruler of Lanka kingdom. Ravan wanted to marry with Seeta.

But Seeta refused to marry with him because by heartily she was a wife of lord shri Ram. Ravan made all efforts to convey Seeta but all were ruined. After the long time struggle, Ram killed to king Ravan by the help of king Sugreev and a true devotee Hanuman. Finally lord Ram got his wife Seeta.

 

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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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