Rama Navami India Holiday 2023 | Rama Navami Celebrations And Importance

Rama Navami India Holiday | Rama Navami Celebrations 2023


Rama Navami Meaning
Ram Navami is an important festival of Hindus. This festival is celebrated to celebrate the birthday of Sri Rama, the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Going into the details of the festival, it falls on the ninth day of Chaitra month. Ramnavami festival usually falls in the month of March or April. On the day of the festival, all the devotees pray fervently and chant shlokas. This is the perfect time to wish your loved ones a festive greeting by conveying your heartfelt emotions and blessings.

Rama Navami celebrations

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Rama Navami 2023

Event Name Sri Rama Navami
Year  2023 (March 30 – Thursday)
Location India, New Delhi
Time  11:11 am To 1:40 pm
Sita Navami Date April 29 – 2023 (Saturday)


Why is Rama Navami celebrated?

Rama Navami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birthday of Lord Rama, one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. It is celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar, a Hindu festival that usually falls in March or April according to the Gregorian calendar.

On Sri Rama Navami, devotees perform prayers, chants and pujas to seek the blessings of the Lord. Many observe fasts and do charity.

Sri Rama Navami celebrations are celebrated with great pomp and importance in the northern parts of India, where the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Also in some parts of the country, large processions are held to mark the occasion.

Rama Navami Date

Year Date
2019 April 13
2020 April 02
2021 April 21
2022 April 10
2023 March 30
2024 April 17
2025 May 05

What should we do on Rama Navami?
Rama Navami is an important Hindu festival commemorating the birth of Lord Rama. On this day, let’s look at the things that we, the people, should do.

Fasting: Many devotees fast on Rama Navami, not eating anything until sunset.

Puja: People worship Lord Rama (offering flowers, fruits and sweets.)
Recite Ramayana: Recitation of Ramayana on Rama Navami is considered auspicious. That is why people also lecture and listen to stories on Lord Rama.
Charity: It is believed that by doing charity on this day, one will get meritorious fruits.

Visit Temples: Devotees visit nearby Sri Rama temples to participate in special prayers and harati to seek the blessings of Lord Rama.
Rama Navami is a day of joy and devotion, so people celebrate it with great enthusiasm and devotion.



Did Rama drink alcohol?

According to ancient texts like Hindu Puranas and Ramayana, there is no mention of Rama drinking alcohol. In fact, Rama is portrayed as a role model of moral values and dharma, so drinking alcohol goes against these values.

Is Lord Shiva a vegetarian?

Speaking of Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is often considered a vegetarian and devotees of Lord Rama also follow a vegetarian diet. This belief is based on the principle of ahimsa or non-violence.
It is considered an important aspect of Hinduism. However, some Hindu traditions allow the consumption of certain types of meat, while others strictly prohibit meat.

What makes Rama happy?

As observed in our Hindu mythology or Ramayana, it is believed that Lord Rama is happy when he is more devoted to his duty and the welfare of his people. Most happy towards those who follow the path of righteousness, truth and compassion.
Lord Rama is also pleased with those who show devotion to him and spread his teachings and philosophies.
Additionally, Rama loves music and is often considered to play the flute, so Rama also enjoys music and art.

What is Lord Ram’s favorite food?

According to Hindu mythology, Rama’s favorite food was kheer (a sweet rice pudding made with milk and sugar).
Everyone says that he enjoyed eating with his beloved wife Sita.