RAM NAVAMI-FESTIVAL OF INDIA

ramRam Navami is celebrated all over India …It was on this day that Lord Rama was born around noon….

Ram Navami falls on the ninth day of waxing moon,in the lunar month of Chaitra, that is April-May…..

Lord Rama was the first of the four sons of King Dasharath & queen Kausalya of Ayodhya & the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu…He was also called as Maryada Purushottam ,which means a man of perfection ,fulfilling all his duties towards his family & kingdom…

When the time came for Lord Rama to be crowned as prince of Ayodhya, his step mother Kaikeyi who wanted her own son Bharat to become the king, created a scene & got her husband King Dasharath to send Lord Rama to the forest for 14 years on exile…..Lord Dasharath , a truthful king had to give in ,as he had previously given her two boons to be asked from him at any time she desires …..Being Maryada Purushottam, Lord Rama , in order to maintain the family honour & to protect the word given by his father to his step mother, decided to obey the orders of his step mother…..As a dutiful son,he went into exile with his wife Sita & brother Lakshmana for 14 years….

In the forest, Sita was kidnapped by the demon king of Lanka, that is Ravana…..Lord Rama with the help of the monkey king, Lord Hanuman ( a pure devotee of Lord Rama)& the monkey army built a bridge across the sea to Lanka, waged a war against Ravana, killed him & brought Sita back…..

So, this day is also celebrated as victory of good over evil….In some parts, a huge effigy of Ravana is also burnt amidst firecrackers to celebrate the victory of righteousness…

This festival is celebrated with great reverence all over India especially at Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama, where this festival holds a lot of significance……People observe fasting, chanting of the the lord’s name, pujas (religious rituals) are conducted & processions are taken out in large numbers….

Here is the photo of Lord Rama, Goddess  Sita(wife)  & Lord Lakshmana( brother)…..

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