Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Happy Ram Navami 2021: Date, Time, History, Story, Significance, Importance and all you need to know

 

On the ninth day of the auspicious festival of Chaitra Navratri, Ram Navami is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Rama. The ninth day or Navami Tithi is celebrated across the country and people celebrate the festival with much fervour and cheer. This falls on the Shukla Paksha of the Chaitra month, according to the Hindu calendar. Considered to be one of the main Hindu festivals, Ram Navami also signifies the birth of truth, purity and happiness, all the things that Lord Rama signifies.

Ram Navami will be celebrated this year, on April 21.
Rama Navami 2021 Tithi

The Navami Tithi will start at 12:43 AM, April 21 and end at 12:35 AM, April 22.

Rama Navami 2021 Puja Shubh Muhurat

The Ram Navami puja should be performed during the Madhyana (afternoon). The Shubh Muhurat will be observed between 11:02 AM to 1:38 PM.
Ram Navami History and Story

Shri Rama was born in the Suryavanshi Ikshavaku Dynasty family; born to King Dasharatha and his first Queen Kaushalya in the Treta Yuga. He was known worldwide as Raja Ram by his subjects in the Kingdom. He is also known to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Chaitra Navratri is marked to celebrate Goddess Durga and the triumph of good over evil. The ninth-day culminates with Ram Navami and quite significantly, both the festivals denote the victory of good over evil spirits.

Ram Navami Significance and Importance

As mentioned earlier, Ram Navami commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Rama and so, Hindus across the country and in different parts of the world chant stories about Shri Ram. Many recite and sing folklores to celebrate the festival. Worshippers also wash Lord Ram’s idols and decorate them with dresses and make the statue sit in a miniature cradle. Other devotees even organise community meals for the neighbourhood, especially to be distributed among the poor. Other people also observe a vrat (fast) at this festival. People offer sweets to one another to mark this special occasion.

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