Lord Rama, who is believed to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu on Earth and he was born on this day. His birth was intended to end the rule of the ten-headed demon king Ravana and this day is thus symbolic of the victory of truth over evil. Ram Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of the Shukla paksha of the Indian month of Chaitra.
According to mythology, the kingdom of Ayodhya was distraught about the fact that there
was no successor to the throne. The sacred ritual called Putra Kamesti Yagna was thus
performed by the queens, as suggested by the great Sage Vashishth. During an afternoon of
Chaitra, Lord Rama was born to King Dasharath and his queen Kaushalya after they were
given the holy pudding to eat by Rishi Vasishtha.
This day is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Swaminarayan, a saint who is
considered an avatar of Narayana. He was born in the village of Chhapaiya in Uttar Pradesh.
Important Timings On Rama Navami
Sunrise April 21, 2021 6:04 AM
Sunset April 21, 2021 6:46 PM
Navami Tithi Starts April 21, 2021 12:43 AM
Navami Tithi Ends April 22, 2021 12:35 AM
Rama Navami Puja Muhurta April 21, 11:09 AM – April 21, 1:41 PM
Rama Navami Madhyahna Moment April 21, 2021 12:25 PM
In the end, Rama means ‘bliss’ signifying the happiness that Lord Ram bestows on all those
who remember and worship him. Lord Sri Ram was said to be born on earth to instill the
lost glory in humanity, annihilate the evil, and protect the innocent. Let us also learn more
from history, about humanity, apply them in real life, try and follow Ram’s footsteps.
Keep calm as he remained throughout his life.
Obey and respect your elders don’t be short-tempered.
Prejudice is never the solution.
Lord Ram gave a lot of importance to his friends.
S S Bakshi