Ram Navami Festival Information In English, Ramnavami is a festival celebrated to honour the birth of Ram. It is celebrated on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha in the Month of Chaitra – April. On Ramnavami, devotees do worship of Lord Ram and Sing devotional songs. People also observe a fast and only retain a light diet of fruit, milk and curds. Once you are purified from within, your devotion and worship to the divine will be more concentrated. The temples at home as well as outside are cleaned. Offering of flowers and sweetmeats aare made to the idols of Ram, his wife sita and brother Laxman. In Ayodhya, the birth place of Ram, it is celebrated with a special joy.
Short story of King Dashrath and Ram
King Dashrat was childless and his kingdom of Ayodhya was at a height of prosperity but there were no heirs to inherit it. He had three wives, Kaushalya, Kaikeyi and Sumitra but no children.
In another side the king of Lanka Ravan was terrorizing his subjects. Ravan had taken a boon from Brahma. The boon said that Raavan could never be killed by any heavenly being, may it be gods or demons. Brahma declared Ravan would be killed at the hands of man. The Gods who Ravan was troubling begged Vishnu to take charge and destroy Ravan. Vishnu agreed and decided to take birth as a human on earth. King Dashrath performed a yagna in order to seek the blessing of the Gods, for a son. He gave a bowl of kheer to the king and asked him to distribute it amongst his queens. After the queens consumed the kheer, in due course of time, a son was born to king dashrath and queen kaushalya. His son was called Ram and is supposed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Yes, Lord Vishnu came to earth born as Ram. He was righteous, fair, virtuous and pure. Ram fulfilled his destiny with ease and killed Ravan, thus ridding the world of terror and fear.
Ram Navami Festival Information In English