Ramnavami Festival of India
Name of Festival : Ramnavami Festival
Major Territory of Celebration
Ramnavami Festival is celebrated in all over India
Time of celebration (Months)
Ramnavami festival come in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra (March – Apirl) in the Hindu calendar.
Worship in Festival
In the day of festival people worship the “Lord Ram.”
Ramnavami festival is celebrated to all over India.On the day of Ramnavami is celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya.Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.
Celebrations started with a prayer to the Sun early in the morning. At midday, when Lord Rama is supposed to have been born, a special prayer is performed. Rathyatras or chariot processions of Ram, his wife Seeta, brother Lakshman and devotee Hanuman are held from many temples. The chariot is accompanied by several devotees dressed up in ancient costumes as Rama’s soldiers.On this day thousand of devotees holy dip in the sacred waters of river Sarayu is believed to cleanse the soul.Some devotees observe a fast on this day and offer fruits and floral tributes to the God.
Temples of Rama are decorated, religious discourses (satsangs) are held and Ram Katha is read and the Ramayana is recited for ten days
Ayodhya is main focous in this day because it is a birth place of Loard Ram.Devotees throng the temples of Ayodhya and Pondicherry, two places closely connected with the events of the Ramayana to participate in the Ramnavami festivities. In other part of India like South India people perform Kalyanotsavam (marriage celebration) with small deities murtis of Rama and Sita in their homes .This day also marks the end of the nine-day utsava called Chaitra Navaratri (Maharashtra) or Vasanthothsava (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu) (festival of Spring), which starts with Gudi Padwa (Maharashtra).