Sri Rama Navami is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Sri Ramachandra appeared in the month of Chaitra (March – April), on the ninth day of the growing moon (Chaitra Masa, Shukla Paksha, Navami Tithi) and this particular day is celebrated as Sri Rama Navami every year. This year we celebrate the festival on April 5, 2017.
Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
He was also the hero of the Ramayana, which is the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas.
The life and activities of Sri Rama are explained in detail by the great sage Valmiki in the epic Ramayana.
How is it celebrated?
Typically a continuous recital of the Ramayana takes place for about a week prior to the day itself.
On the day highlights of the story are in read in the temple, and prayers are recited.
In India, Hindu families clean and decorate their houses.
Fruit and flowers are placed as offerings on the family shrine, and after bathing prayers are recited.
Typically the youngest female member of the family leads the prayers, and applies a red mark to the foreheads of other family members.
Overall the festival is a joyous event, but it is also used as a time for moral reflection.
#When Rama is kept in the heart,Everything will come to you-Fame,Fortune,Freedom,Fullness..