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A Hindu spring celebration called Ram Navami honors the birth of the Hindu God Lord Rama. He holds a unique place in Hinduism’s Vaishnavism tradition as God Vishnu’s seventh incarnation.
The festival honors the birth of Vishnu in the Shri Rama avatar to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya. The Hindu calendar month of Chaitra, which is a component of the spring Navratri, has the celebration fall on the ninth day of the light half (Shukla Paksha). This occurs every year in the Gregorian months of March or April. Rama Navami is an optional public holiday in India.
How Ram Navami Celebrated?
On this day, Rama Katha recitals, or the recitation of Rama tales, are held, including the Hindu holy epic Ramayana. Some Vaishnava Hindus perform puja and aarti in temples, while others pray at home, while still others sing bhajans or kirtans. Some worshippers observe the day by bathing, dressing, and placing little sculptures of Rama in cradles. Charitable events and gathering feasts are frequently scheduled. The holiday is a time of spiritual reflection for many Hindus. Several individuals observe the Vrata tradition on this day (fasting).
The main festivities on this day are held at Ayodhya. Many people in Ayodhya visit the Rama shrine before taking a swim in the revered Sarayu river. The significance of the festival represents the victory of good over evil and the development of the Dharma against the Adharma. The Jal (water) offering to the God Sun (A Deity) in the early morning hours signals the start of the Ram Navami festival.
How Indians Celebrate Ram Navami in Different States
Rama Navami, a Hindu festival with roots in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand, is observed by the Indian Hindu diaspora.
The descendants of Indian indentured servants/slaves who were sent to colonial South Africa before 1910 to work in British-owned plantations and mines, lived through the South African Apartheid regime, and continued to celebrate Ram Navami by reciting the Ramayana and drinking chai, were forced to leave India by the then British rule by engineering famine in these places and then promised employment. Every year, the tradition is still going strong at the Hindu temples of Durban.
We have put up a list of inspirational messages and wishes that you can send to your loved ones to wish them a Happy Ram Navami on the auspicious day of Rama Navami.
- “Happy Ram Navami to you! May You Succeed This Year in Your Objectives.
- “May Lord Ram bestow upon you his most precious blessings. Delighted Ram Navami.
- May the sounds of the chants on the day of Lord Rama’s birth fill your life with joy and peace. A happy Ram Navami to you.
- May you experience joy, serenity, and prosperity on the eve of Ram Navami in your heart and in your house. A happy Ram Navami to you.
- The routes taken by Lord Rama will always be timeless and eternal. A wonderful and blessed Ram Navami to you.
- The way to live a heavenly life is to uphold the values that Lord Rama upheld and to follow the rules he left behind. A very happy Ram Navami to you.
- I send you and your family my best wishes for happiness, harmony, and prosperity on this day of Ram Navami. Have a holy day tomorrow.
- May Sita Maa’s forbearance, Lakshman’s disposition, and Bharat’s selflessness serve as a constant source of inspiration for us. A very happy Ram Navami to you.
- In order to achieve every form of achievement in your life on this Ram Navami, ask for the blessings of the all-powerful Lord Rama. I hope you have a happy Ram Navami.
- On this day of Ram Navami, may the all-powerful Lord grant you and your family excellent health and pleasure. Happy Holy Ram Navami, my friend.
- You can’t achieve greatness by yourself. You will require Lord Rama’s assistance. Never be afraid to express gratitude or ask for assistance. Cheers to Ram Navami.
- Let Rama’s blessings bring us to glory on this day of Ram Navami. A very happy Ram Navami to everyone.
Lord Rama’s wisdom has the power to transform someone from bad to good and from good to better. I hope you have a happy Ram Navami.