Last Updated: 2/17/2012 7:29:20 PM
Hindu sacred festival Ram Navmi 2016 will be celebrated on 15th April, Saturday. Ram Navmi 2016, like every year, will fall on ninth Shukla paksh of chaitra month. Ram Navmi reminds the birth of Lord Ram who is remembered for his truthful ideologies and virtuous reign. During Ram Navami we spiritually offer invocation and pray to Lord Ram. On the auspicious day of Ram Navmi plethora of beautiful posters, pictures and idols of Lord Ram enchant us. Pictures and idols of Lord Rama are beautifully decorated and manifested with image of wife Seeta, brother Lakshaman and Bhakt (devotee) Hanuman. Real epics about great deeds and true sacrifices of lord Rama can be known by reciting the scripture ‘Sankrit Ramayan’ authored by Valmiki Rishi.
Ram Navmi festival is one of the auspicious occasions in Hindi Calendar which reminds people about birth of Lord Rama who is a true inspiration of humanity.In chaitra month of Hindi calendar, Ram Navmi comes on 9thday of Vaishakh Navratriin shukla paksh (bright moon phase).
Lord Ram is regarded as the most pious, spiritual and dutiful human being of Satyayuga (the Age of truth and Justice). Seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu god Ram is also regarded as Maryada Purushottam Bhagwan Ram. Saint Tulsidas has truly portrayed prestige characters of Lord Rama in Ramcharitmanas-retelling of Sanskrit Ramayan in vernacular language Awathi. During Golden age, Ram was born in reign of king Dasharatha. Elder son Ram of Dashrath and Kaushalya is true idol of fortitude. Without giving any argument son Ram followed all guidelines given by father Dashrath. Kakai who was the second wife of Dasharatha never wanted elder son Ram to take over the reign of Ayodhya, and wished that her own son Bharat would attain throne of Dasharath. And this greed of Kaikai convinced husband Dasharath to give 14 years exile to son Ram. But Lord Ram was the real picture of magnanimous-without uttering a single word he obeyed and deeply respected words of father Dasharath. It is believed that lord Ram is a real icon and inspiration of truth and justice. Incarnation of Lord Vishnu bhagwan Ram was born during the golden age. Lord Rama is also remembered for his faithful dedications towards relations, and so he is also regarded as Maryada Purushottam Ram.
During Ram Navmi Hindu people welcome the commemoration of birth of Shri Ram . During Navmi, shrines and temples of Lord Ram is beautifully decorated with an eye-catching touch of magnificent lights and mesmerizing colorful flowers. Devotees embellish their pooja ghar with installation of idol or picture of Ram. All family members stand together and chant bhajans and arti in honor of Lord Ram with full of devotion. Many believers also arrange grand worship like ‘Akhand Path’ at home and invite neighbors or near people to attend this religious occasion. After continual reciting of lessons of Akhand Path, bhajan, kirtan, arti of shri Ram is chant to enchant God Ram, and then delicious blessed food is distributed.
Shri Ram Chandra Kripalu Bhajaman Haran Bhav Bhay Darunam
Nav Kanja Lochan Kanj Mukh Kar Kanj Pad Kanjarunam |
Kandarp Agunit Amit Chabi Nav Neel Nirad Sundaram
Pat Peet Manav Tadit Ruchi Suchi Nomi Janak Sutavaram |
Bhaju Deen Bhandhu Dinesh Danav Detya Vansh Nikandanam
Raghu Nand Anand Kand Koushal Chand Dashrath Nandanam |
Sir Mukut Kundal Tilak Charu Udar Angam Vibhushanam
Ajanu Bhu Shar Chap Dhar Sangram Chit Khar Dhushnam|
Iti Vadati Tulsi Das Sankar Sesh Muni Man Ranjanam
Mam Hridaya Kunj Nivas Kuru Kamdi Khal Dal Ganjanam|
Chant above given bhajan to delight Lord Ram.
May youhave blessed and fortunate Ram Navmi 2016! We wish your faith inclined toward Lord Ram prolong forever. Jai Shri Ram.
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