Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ram Navami: Birthday Of Lord Rama

Today is Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama. Worshiping the lord on this day, helps in fetching his blessings and glory. Here, in this article we have captured some really interesting information associated with the lord of the day...

 Lord Rama blesses his devotees on the day of Ram Navami.

Today, i.e April 8, is the birthday of Lord Rama. This day is popularly known as Ram Navami. Ram Navami also marks the end of Chaitra Navratri (9 day festival in honor of Mother Goddess during March-April). According to the Hindu calendar, Ram Navami is observed on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra.

Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu is one of the most loved deity of Hindu religion. He took birth to vanquish the demon Ravana. He is called Maryada Purushottama, as his character, behavior and idealistic personality sets an example for all his devotees. He shows us the noble virtues that should be followed in life. Not only in India, but Ram Navami is also celebrated in other countries as well, with great fervour and enthusiasm.

Ram Navami occurs on the last or ninth day of Chaitra Navratri.

Rituals Of Ram Navami

At some places, Ram Navami is celebrated throughout the nine days of Navratri and is known as Sri Rama Navaratri. Several Bhajan, Kirtan and Paths are organised in the honor of Lord Rama. The best period to perform the rituals of Ram Navami is Madhyana or noon period (approx. 2 hours and 24 mins). It is believed that Lord Rama was born in the mid of Madhyana. Chanting of Bhajans and Kirtans in temples reaches to its peak at this time.

Lord Rama, his wife Mata Sita and his brother Laxman, are worshiped on Ram Navami. Devotees come together and worship Lord Rama in order to celebrate his birthday. Some devotees observe full day fast in the honor of the deity.

Ram Navami is a very big festival in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh). Reason behind is that Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Rama. All the temples of the city are decorated beautifully with flowers and lights. Special Ratha Yatra is organized by the people to celebrate the day and to show their love toward the lord.

Legend of Rama Navami

Lord Rama was the son of King Dashrath of Ayodhya. He had three queens (Kousalya, Sumitra, and Kaikeyi), but not even a single child. The king was very depressed. He organized a special Yagya with a hope of getting blessed with a child. His Yagna paid off and he got Lord Rama (incarnation of Lord Vishnu) as his son, from his wife Kaushalya. He got his son Bharat from Kaikeyi and Laxman & Shatrughan as twins from Sumitra.

Lord Rama killed the demon Ravana and freed the world from his misdeeds. He established Rama Rajya (a period of peace and prosperity) and showed the correct path of life to be followed.

Worship Lord Rama and receive his blessings on the special day of Ram Navami. Happy Ram Navami to you all..!

Goddess Siddhidatri Is Also Worshipped On This Day

The ninth day of Navratri festival is dedicated to Devi Siddhidatri. She blesses her devotees with all types of Siddhis or perfections, and for this reason, she is known as Siddhidatri.

It is believed that worshipping Devi Siddhidatri on the last day of Navratri (ninth day) helps in successful accomplishment of Navratri rituals.

Mantra To Please Maa Siddhidatri

Sidhha Gandharvay khshadher Surair Marair Api |
Sevya Mana Sada Bhooyat Siddhida Siddhidayini ||

To know more about the goddess, follow the given link - Devi Siddhidatri

Read all about Ram Navami here - Ram Navami
Click here to view beautiful wallpapers of Lord Rama - Lord Rama Wallpapers

Event Of The Day!

Today, is the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. This day is known as Swami Narayan Jayanti.

The festival of Chaitra Navratri (nine day festival in the honor of Mother Goddess) is ending today.

Also, today is the birthday of Goddess Devi Tara (aggressive form of Goddess Shakti), known as Shri Tara Jayanti.

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