What is Subh Rama Navami?
Rama Navami is observed on the ninth (navami) day of Chaitra month in the Hindu lunisolar calendar.
Subh Rama Navami Significance:
The festival celebrates the life and qualities of Maryada Purusottama Rama, who followed his dharma even in the most difficult situations.
Swami Vivekananda describes Rama as the ancient idol of the heroic ages, the embodiment of truth, of morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, the ideal father, and, above all, the ideals all, the ideal king.
srutam silam damah samah
Meaning: Nonviolence, compassion, learning, truthful nature, self-control and tranquil – these six virtues adorn Rama, the best of men.
Subh Rama Navami Celebration:
- The festival is celebrated with Rama Puja, Kirtana, and Bhajana (hymns). People also fast and read legends from Bhagavan Rama’s life.
- People pray to the mufti of infant Rama after bathing, clothing, and placing it in a cradle. Mandirs organize Ratha Yatras and Kalyanotsavam, the wedding anniversary of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.
Rama Navami is a major festival for the Hindu diaspora, especially for those in South Africa and Caribbean countries who moved there as indentured laborers during British colonial rule.
Sitayah Pataye Namah
I salute to Rama, beloved Rama, moon-like peaceful Ramat 00ADU To Lord of Raghu Scion, Lord (of all), e husband of Sita, I salute