Ram Navami - 2016

Ram Navami

Ram Navami or Sri Ram Navami marks the birthday of Lord Vishnu’s seventh incarnation, Marayada Purshottam Lord Rama or Ramachandra. 

It is a Hindu festival which falls on the ninth day of Chaitra month usually in March or April and lasts for nine days. 

In 2016 Ram Navami Date: Friday, April 15th, 2016.


Rama Navami Muhurat in 2016

Rama Navami Puja Muhurta = 11:04 to 13:37
Duration = 2 Hours 32 Mins
Rama Navami Madhyahna Moment = 12:21
Navami Tithi Begins = 21:29 on 14/Apr/2016
Navami Tithi Ends = 22:03 on 15/Apr/2016


In 2016 Ram Navami Date: Friday, 15th April 2016.
In 2017 Ram Navami Date: Wednesday, 5th April 2017.
In 2018 Ram Navami Date: Sunday, 25th March 2018.
In 2019 Ram Navami Date: Sunday, 14th April 2019.
In 2020 Ram Navami Date: Thursday, 2nd April.

On this day Lord Ram was born to King Dasharath and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya in India. So in Ayodhya it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal. People worship the Sun in the early morning, carry out huge procession, sing bhajans, visit temples, listen to the legends of Ram and hear Ramayana and Ramscharit Manas couplets in the temples. The fast is also observed by many devotees during the occasion. 

 Ram Navami

The country of Kosal was situated on the banks of the river Sharayu. During the reign of king Dasarath, Ayodhya reached a period of great prosperity.

Dasarath, the king of Ayodhya, had three wives named Kaushalya, Sumithra and Kaikeyi. As even long after his marriages, Dasarath was not blessed with a child, this has become a question of worry for him. Even the people of Ayodhya were disheartened because they had not heir to their kingdom. At this stage, Rishi Vasistha suggests Dasarath to perform Puthra Kamesti Yagna, through which he can have a desired child.

Soon King Dasharath agreed to do the Yagya and headed to Maharshi Rushya Shrunga's ashram, to get him for performing the yagya. Maharshi agreed and accompanied Dasharath to Ayodhya to solemnize the perform Puthra Kamesti Yagna. As the result of yagna, Yagneshwar appeared and hands Dasarath a bowl of kheer and asked him to feed this to his three wives. Dasarath did the same. He gave one half of the kheer to his elder wife Kausalya, and another half to his younger wife Kaikeyi. These two gave one half each of their kheer to Sumithra.

After few days all the three Queens conceived Dasratha's child. On the ninth day (Navami) of Chaithra Masa (first month in Hindu calendar), at noon Kaushlya gave birth to Lord Sri Ram, Kaikeyi gave birth to Bharath, and Sumithra gave birth to twins, Lakshman and Shatrughan. It was the day of joyous celebrations in Ayodhya. This day since then is celebrated as an auspicious occasion by the devotees.

The reference of Ramnavami can also be found in the Kalika puran. It is said in the earlier times, when caste system was prevalent in India; Ramnavami was one of the few festivals that the lower castes (shudras) were allowed to celebrate. In Hindu religion, it is considered to one of the five major sacred festivals and it is said that, properly observing this fast leads to the attainment of salvation.

 Rama Navami Traditions & Customs

On the occasion of Ram Navami, all the devotees of Lord Rama worship to appease him. All the members of the family worship together, in order to celebrate the auspicious birthday of Lord Rama. The Pooja begins with the establishment of the idols or pictures of Lord Rama, Laxmana, Sita and Hanuman. All of these Gods and Goddess are then welcomed by lighting diyas and incense sticks. Then they are worshipped with the auspicious pooja materials like roli, aipun, rice, water, flowers, bell and conch and are also offered scrumptious sweets. At last, an aarti is performed and all the devotees in the Pooja are sprinkled with holy water as a sign of blessing and auspiciousness from God. The youngest female member of the family applies teeka to all the male members of the family. At the last the prasad is distributed to all the devotees.

Ram Navami Vrat

The followers of Lord Rama would observe a whole-day fast on the festival of Ram Navami. The fast is also called vrat. Although it is not mandatory to observe a waterless fast (nirahar vrat), many people observe a stringent fast, when they would not drink a drop of water until midnight, when they break the fast. On the other hand, those who prefer to follow a particular diet for the fast, are recommended to eat certain foodstuffs including potatoes made in any form without haldi (turmeric), garlic, ginger or onion. Sendha namak (rock salt) is used for the preparation of food for Rama Navami fast. While on a fast, the person can also eat curd, milk, tea, coffee, fruits and root vegetables. 


Bhajans are also an important ritual of Ram Navami Pooja. The devotees of Lord Rama make the entire atmosphere pious by singing the bhajans and choupais of Ramcharit Manas. A holy priest narrates the story of Ran Janama (Lord Rama's birth) to all the devotees who observe fast on this day. Continuous chanting of holy mantras and Ramnam (Ram's name) makes the occasion highly religious as well as spiritual.

Rath Yatra

On the occasion of Ram Navami, a Rath Yatra or a chariot procession is also taken out in Ayodhya, the birth place of Ram. The Ram Rath Yatra also consists of idols of Sita, Laxman and Hanuman. The Rath Yatra is taken out by many of the temples in the city and is followed with the chanting of Ram Nama ( Rama's holy name) by the devotees. Many foreigners who are seeking spiritual enlightenment also attend this chariot procession as it is said to bring spiritual enlightenment and good luck forever in life. 

Sacred places associated with Rama, like Ayodhya, Ujjain and Rameshwaram, draw thousands of devotees on this festival of Ram Navami. In Rameshwaram, people take a ritual bath in the sea before worshipping at the Ramanathaswamy temple. Many places in North India host fairs in connection with the festival, culminating in spectacular fireworks on Rama Navami.
Food Recipes For Ramnavmi

1. Sabudane Ki Kheer

  • 1 litre Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sago (Sabudana)
  • 1 tbsp Cashew nut
  • 1 tbsp Raisins
  • Wash and drain Sabudana and keep it aside.
  • When it gets soft, add to boiling milk.
  • Boil milk till it thickens.
  • After the milk has become dense, dissolve the sugar in water and add to the milk.
  • Cook on medium heat stirring continuously, till thick.
  • Add the cashew nuts and other raisins.
  • Refrigerate and serve after half an hour.

2.Aalu Ki Subzi

  • 3 potatoes (Boiled, peeled and thick sliced)
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 2-3 green Chilies (Chopped)
  • Sendha Namak (Rock Salt)
  • 1/2 cup dhaniya/Cilantro leaves (Finely chopped)
  • Heat the pan.
  • Add ghee in the pan.
  • After a minute add green Chilies and let them crackle.  
  • Now add potatoes and salt.
  • Mix and Fry well.
  • Add water in accordance with the quantity of curry you want
  • Add dhaniya leaves for garnishing.
  • Serve with Roti / puri.

Popular Ram Bhajans

Hey Ram

Hey Ram, hey Ram, hey Ram, hey Ram,
Jag Mein Sacho Tero Naam. Hey Ram...

Tu Hi Mata, Tu Hi Pita Hai;
Tu hi hai Radha ka Shyam.

Tu antaryami, saba ka Swami;
tere charno me charo dham.

Tu hi bigare, tu hi savare,
es jag ke sare kaam.

Tu Hi Jagdatta, Vishava Vidhata;
Tu Hi Subah Ho, Tu Hi Sham

Hey Ram, Hey Ram, Hey Ram, Hey Ram,
Jag Me Sacho Tero Naam


Mangal Bhawan Amangal Haari

Mangal Bhawan Amangal Haari
Dhurvhu sudasrath achar bihari
Ram siya Ram siya Ram
Jai Jai Ram.

Ho, hoihee wohi jo Ram ruchi rakha
ko kare tarak badhaye sakha

Ho, dheeraj dharam mitra aru nari
aapad kal parakhiye chari

Ho, Jahike jehi par satya sanehu
So tehi milay na kachu sandehu

Ho jaki rahi bhavna jaisi
raghu murati dekhi tin taisi

Ho Raghukul reet sada chali aayi
Pran jaye par vachan na jai

Ram siya Ram siya Ram
Jai Jai Ram.

Ho, Hari anant Hari katha ananta
kehhi sunehi bahuvidhi sab santa
Ram siya Ram siya Ram
Jai Jai Ram.


श्री राम चालीसा

श्री रघुवीर भक्त हितकारी। सुन लीजै प्रभु अरज हमारी॥
निशिदिन ध्यान धरै जो कोई। ता सम भक्त और नहिं होई॥
ध्यान धरे शिवजी मन माहीं। ब्रह्म इन्द्र पार नहिं पाहीं॥
दूत तुम्हार वीर हनुमाना। जासु प्रभाव तिहूं पुर जाना॥
तब भुज दण्ड प्रचण्ड कृपाला। रावण मारि सुरन प्रतिपाला॥
तुम अनाथ के नाथ गुंसाई। दीनन के हो सदा सहाई॥
ब्रह्मादिक तव पारन पावैं। सदा ईश तुम्हरो यश गावैं॥
चारिउ वेद भरत हैं साखी। तुम भक्तन की लज्जा राखीं॥
गुण गावत शारद मन माहीं। सुरपति ताको पार न पाहीं॥
नाम तुम्हार लेत जो कोई। ता सम धन्य और नहिं होई॥
राम नाम है अपरम्पारा। चारिहु वेदन जाहि पुकारा॥
गणपति नाम तुम्हारो लीन्हो। तिनको प्रथम पूज्य तुम कीन्हो॥
शेष रटत नित नाम तुम्हारा। महि को भार शीश पर धारा॥
फूल समान रहत सो भारा। पाव न कोऊ तुम्हरो पारा॥
भरत नाम तुम्हरो उर धारो। तासों कबहुं न रण में हारो॥
नाम शक्षुहन हृदय प्रकाशा। सुमिरत होत शत्रु कर नाशा॥
लखन तुम्हारे आज्ञाकारी। सदा करत सन्तन रखवारी॥
ताते रण जीते नहिं कोई। युद्घ जुरे यमहूं किन होई॥
महालक्ष्मी धर अवतारा। सब विधि करत पाप को छारा॥
सीता राम पुनीता गायो। भुवनेश्वरी प्रभाव दिखायो॥
घट सों प्रकट भई सो आई। जाको देखत चन्द्र लजाई॥
सो तुमरे नित पांव पलोटत। नवो निद्घि चरणन में लोटत॥
सिद्घि अठारह मंगलकारी। सो तुम पर जावै बलिहारी॥
औरहु जो अनेक प्रभुताई। सो सीतापति तुमहिं बनाई॥
इच्छा ते कोटिन संसारा। रचत न लागत पल की बारा॥
जो तुम्हे चरणन चित लावै। ताकी मुक्ति अवसि हो जावै॥
जय जय जय प्रभु ज्योति स्वरूपा। नर्गुण ब्रह्म अखण्ड अनूपा॥
सत्य सत्य जय सत्यव्रत स्वामी। सत्य सनातन अन्तर्यामी॥
सत्य भजन तुम्हरो जो गावै। सो निश्चय चारों फल पावै॥
सत्य शपथ गौरीपति कीन्हीं। तुमने भक्तिहिं सब विधि दीन्हीं॥
सुनहु राम तुम तात हमारे। तुमहिं भरत कुल पूज्य प्रचारे॥
तुमहिं देव कुल देव हमारे। तुम गुरु देव प्राण के प्यारे॥
जो कुछ हो सो तुम ही राजा। जय जय जय प्रभु राखो लाजा॥
राम आत्मा पोषण हारे। जय जय दशरथ राज दुलारे॥
ज्ञान हृदय दो ज्ञान स्वरूपा। नमो नमो जय जगपति भूपा॥
धन्य धन्य तुम धन्य प्रतापा। नाम तुम्हार हरत संतापा॥
सत्य शुद्घ देवन मुख गाया। बजी दुन्दुभी शंख बजाया॥
सत्य सत्य तुम सत्य सनातन। तुम ही हो हमरे तन मन धन॥
याको पाठ करे जो कोई। ज्ञान प्रकट ताके उर होई॥
आवागमन मिटै तिहि केरा। सत्य वचन माने शिर मेरा॥
और आस मन में जो होई। मनवांछित फल पावे सोई॥
तीनहुं काल ध्यान जो ल्यावै। तुलसी दल अरु फूल चढ़ावै॥
साग पत्र सो भोग लगावै। सो नर सकल सिद्घता पावै॥
अन्त समय रघुबरपुर जाई। जहां जन्म हरि भक्त कहाई॥
श्री हरिदास कहै अरु गावै। सो बैकुण्ठ धाम को पावै॥
॥ दोहा॥
सात दिवस जो नेम कर, पाठ करे चित लाय।
हरिदास हरि कृपा से, अवसि भक्ति को पाय॥
राम चालीसा जो पढ़े, राम चरण चित लाय।
जो इच्छा मन में करै, सकल सिद्घ हो जाय॥
।।इतिश्री प्रभु श्रीराम चालीसा समाप्त:।।

(Shri Ram Chandra ji ki Aarti)

श्री रामचन्द्रजी की आरती
श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन हरण भवभय दारुणं |
नवकंज लोचन, कंजमुख, करकंज, पद कंजारुणं ||

कंदर्प अगणित अमित छबि, नवनील नीरद सुन्दरं |
पट पीत मानहु तडीत रुचि शुचि नौमि जनक सुतावरं ||

भजु दीनबंधु दिनेश दानव दैत्य वंशनिकंदनं |
रघुनंद आंनदकंद कोशलचंद दशरथनंदनं ||

सिर मुकुट कूंडल तिलक चारु उदारु अंग विभषणं |
आजानु भुजा शरा चाप धरा, संग्राम जित खर दषणं ||

इति वदित तुलसीदास शंकर शेष मुनि मनरंजनं |
मम ह्रदयकंज निवास कुरु, कमदि खल दल गंजनं | |


1 comment:

  1. Awesome information about Ram Navami festival. Thanks for sharing such blog.