Ram Navami, a Hindu festival, is celebrated on the last day of Chaitra Navaratri. It marks the birth of Lord Ram (lord Rama). This year, Ram Navami will be celebrated on April 13. While many believe that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya on this day, many others believe that he was the 'divine incarnation' of Vishnu, he descended from his heavenly abode and made an appearance in Ayodhya as a new born baby). Lord Ram was an incarnation or avatar of Vishnu. On Ram Navami, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders wished the citizens on the holy day. "Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens on Ram Navami. Lord Rama's life is a message in itself and inspires us to strive for nobility in thought, words and deeds. May this occasion motivate us to serve our nation and build fraternity in society" President Kovind tweeted.
Know Rama Navami Muhurata timings:
According to drikpanchang.com, Rama Navami Puja Muhurata is from 11:13 AM to 1:43 PM. The duration of the Puja Muhurta will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. Rama Navami Madhyahna Moment will be 12:28 PM.
Navami Tithi Begins = 11:41 AM on April 13
Navami Tithi Ends = 09:35 AM on April 14
Significance of Rama Navami:
Ram Navami or Rama Navami is celebrated to mark the descent of Lord Vishnu in the avatar of Lord Ram, who was born in the kingdom of Ayodhya to Queen Kausalya and King Dasharatha, in the 'Treta Yuga'. Ayodhya was the capital of the Kingdom of Kosala in Avadha (known as Awadh in Uttar Pradesh). Mention of Lord Ram is not only found in ancient Hindu texts, but also in texts of Jain and Buddhist scriptures. Lord Rama is the central figure of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana - a text that not only has significance in India, but in cultures throughout South and Southeast Asia.
Ram Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha (or bright phase of the lunar fortnight) in the month of Chaitra (mid-march) of the Hindu or Lunar calendar. This occurs in the Gregorian months (the most commonly used calendar worldwide) of March or April every year. Ram Navami falls on a different day and date every year because it is based on the Hindu or Lunar calendar, in which every month is 28 days (based on the lunar cycle). Hence the day and date changes every year on the Gregorian calendar which is used worldwide today.
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Happy Ram Navami!