Sri Rama Navami is a Hindu festival celebration, commending the birth of the god Rama.Lord Rama was born to King Dasaratha and Queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya. Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, is one of the most familiar Avtar of Lord Vishnu in the form of human. The heavenly day drops in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, surely in the 9th month of Chaitra. Therefore it is otherwise called Chaitra Masa Shukla Paksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Vasant Navratri festivities. Rama Navami is one of the glorious festival amongst the most important Hindu festivals.
At a few places the celebration endures the entire nine days of the Navratri, hence the period is called ‘Sri Rama Navratri’. It is set apart by consistent presentations, Akhand Paath, for the most part of the Ramcharitmanas, composed a few days ahead of time to come full circle on this day, with complete bhajan, kirtan and giving prasad after the puja and aarti. Since Rama is accepted to have been conceived at noon, temples and family altars are extravagantly enriched and offer conventional prayers to God. Jai Sri Ram is chanted together by the family besides Vedic droning of mantras and offerings of flowers foods and fruits.
Numerous devotees stamp this day by vrata which means fasting during the day after by devouring at night, or at the finish of celebrations. In South India, in Bhadrachalam the day is likewise celebrated as the wedding anniversary of Rama and Sita. Sitarama Kalyanam, the formal wedding event of the perfect couple is held at temples all among the south locale, with awesome exhibition and joined by gathering chanting of name Rama.
Hinduism in South India regularly perform Kalyanotsavam i.e., marriage festivity with little divinities of Rama and Sita in their homes, and toward the day’s end the god is taken to a parade in the city. This day additionally denote the end of the nine-day utsava called Chaitra Navaratri in Maharashtra or Vasanthothsava in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka which begins with Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. A Home Pooja with divinities of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman will be held on Sri Rama Navami.
- Kalyanam, a ceremonial wedding celebrations performed by temple priests in the early hours.
- Panakam, preparation of a sweet drink arranged on this day with jaggery and pepper.
- Procession/Parade of murtis in the evening chanting Jai Sri Ram joined by playing with water and colors.
Below we have updated some of the devotional songs of Rama and Sita on this Occasion.