There is no lack of festivals in India as the people of the country know how to spend life in pomp and vigour. They know that thorns will be there but it is important how you can turn each day of your life into the petals of flowers. Every year you celebrate Ram Navami on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra and enjoy Ramleela vigorously. Why is Ram Navami celebrated?
Every year you celebrate Ram Navami on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra and enjoy Ramleela vigorously. Why is Ram Navami celebrated? Also Read: 9 Best Juice Recipes For Ram Navami Yes, this is known to all that this is the birthday of Lord Ram, the lawful king of Ayodhya. But, his birth is significant to every Hindu and therefore, the importance of celebrating Ram Navami is deep.
1. Prayer to the Sun The sun is considered as the ancestor of Lord Ram. So, the day begins with the prayer of the sun who symbolizes power. It means, devotees seek blessings from the supreme power and then start their day.
2. Importance of Fast Why is Ram Navami celebrated? It is celebrated to purify your body, mind and soul. That’s why devotees keep fast for the whole day and after the sunset they have sweets and fruits to break the fast. Thus, their body gets the utmost benefits of fasting and having such nutritious diet.
3. Significance of the Holy Bath People of Ayodhya believes that taking bath in the river Saryu will eliminate all negative impacts and purify their mind, body and soul. The bathing ceremony, throughout the country, is therefore is an important part to make your mind clean so that you can concentrate on the right path of life.
4. Importance of Ramleela Ramleela is cultural programmes, performed by followers on the evening of Ram Navami. People gather on an open place and performers act on special incidents of Lord Ram’s life like his victory over Ravana and all. These are all done to make people remind how brave and valiant he was.
5. Importance of Chariot Processing Why is Ram Navami celebrated in India? It is celebrated to remember the peaceful days of Lord Ram’s reign. A chariot is decorated with flowers and garlands and the deitys of Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman are kept inside. In southern India, it is also celebrated as the marriage day of Lord Ram and Lady Sita.
6. Different types of Juices In many temples on the day of Ram Navami, devotees are been distributed with different types of juices, such as butter milk, lemon juice and so on.
Now let’s take a look at 15 things about Lord Rama and his life.
1. Lord Rama was the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu.
2. Rama is the oldest god to be worshiped in the human form.Treta Yuga.
3. Lord Rama was the eldest son born to King Dasharatha and Kausalya of Ayodhya.
4. Lord Rama was born in the It is believed Treta Yuga lasted 1,296,000 years back.
5. There were three avatars of Lord Vishnu in Treta Yuga – Vamana, Parashurama and Rama.
6. The name ‘Rama’ means living on ideal principles.
7. Lord Rama is called Maryada Purushottama; an epitome of the Perfect Man or Lord of Self-Control.
8. Lord Rama was Suryavamsa or Ikshvaku dynasty or Sun dynasty founded by Ikshvaku, son of Surya or Sun god.
9. Lord Rama belonged to Raghuvamsa dynasty and descendant of Raghu, one of the greatest emperors, who is believed to have never returned anyone empty-handed.
10. According to Vishnu Sahasranama, a list of thousand names of Lord Vishnu, Rama is the 394th name of Lord Vishnu.
11. In the epic of Lao, Phra Lak Phra Lam, it is believed that Gautam Buddha is an incarnation of Lord Rama.
12. Lord Shiva stated in Mahabharata, that uttering the name of Ram three times equals to pronouncing names of thousand gods.
13. Goddess Sita, consort of Lord Rama is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.
14. Very few would know that Lord Rama also had an elder sister, Shanta, daughter of Dasharatha and Kausalya
15. Lord Rama ruled over Ayodhya kingdom for eleven thousand years. This golden period was adjudged as Ram Rajya.
Ram Navami is one of the most festivals of the Hindu mythology. The event marks importance in different states as his birth date, marriage anniversary of Ram and Sita and the day when Lord Rama killed Ravana.