Rama Navami - All You Need To Know About The Festival Tuesday April 04,2017
Rama Navami - All You Need To Know About The Festival
An important Hindu festival, Rama Navami marks the birthday of Lord Rama, believed to be the seventh incarnation of Vishnu. The festival holds special importance to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism.
A part of spring Navratri celebrations, the festival falls on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra according to Hindu calendar.
The festival marks the decent of Lord Vishnu on earth as Rama. Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya.
The devotees celebrate this day with Rama Katha recitals, organise kanya puja, kirtan at home and pray for prosperity.
One thing that children look forward to is Kanya Puja, where young girls are worshipped and people give them poori, halwa, and chane (black gram). The devotees who organise Kanya Puja, welcome young girls to their house.
- Wash their feet.
- Apply kumkum on their forehead.
- Tie roli on their wrists.
- Perform aarti and touch their feet to seek blessings from them.
- Then the girls are made to sit in a row and served ashatami prasad-halwa, poori, chana.
- After they are done eating, people give them money and gifts