Ram Navami 2013
Let’s celebrate Ram Navami 2013
Also known as Sri Rama Navami, Ram Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of lord Rama and the seventh incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu. A popular Hindu god, Vishnu was venerated as one of the 5 primary forms of god. This festival is also known among Hindu people as Chaita Masa Suklapaksha Navami because it marks the end of the celebrations of Chaitra Navaratri, the ninth day of Charita or Shukla Paksha of Navami month based on the Hindu calendar.
When is Ram Navami 2013?
Ram Navami 2013 falls on Saturday April 20th every year.
Celebration of Ram Navami 2013
According to an ancient Sanskrit epic called Ramayana, Sri Rama was the seventh incarnation of Vishnu. Vishnu was born to the Emperor King Dasharatha who was from Ayodhya and his wife Kausalya. Vishnu was born on t he ninth day of Chaitra at noon on the Hindu calendar. The reason Rama was incarnated was to destroy Ravana, who was the antagonist in Ramayana, and to protect his devotees by depriving Adharma and causing imbalance to the universe. So, Sri Rama’s birth is celebrated every year as Ram Navami.
The celebrations of Ram Navami 2013 starts in the early morning with prayers to the Sun, but because Sri Rama was suppose to have been born in the afternoon, special prayers are held then as well. The main Ram Navami celebration takes place in Ayodhya, Bhadrachalam, and Rameswaam where devotees by the thousands gather to dip in the sacred river or pray. In some parts of India, parades of chariots colorfully decorated and loaded with people who are dressed up like Sita, Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman are organized.
Happy Ram Navami 2013 !