The birthday of Lord Rama, the celebrated hero of the famous epic, ‘Ramayana’, is enthusiastically celebrated on the ninth day of the waxing moon in the month of Chiatra, all over India. Lord Vishnu is worshipped in his human incarnation as Rama, the divine ruler of Ayodhya. Celebrations begin with a prayer to the Sun early in the morning. At midday, when Lord Rama is supposed to have been born, a special prayer is performed. People sing devotional songs in praise of Rama and rock, images of him in a cradle to celebrate his birth. Rathyatras or chariot processions of Ram, his wife Seeta, brother Lakshman and devotee Hanuman are held from many temples.
Now let’s perform Shri Rama Navami Puja.
- Let’s first collect all puja items.
- Next we will perform the main puja.
Let’s Collect Shri Rama Navami Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
- Moli (red thread)
- Roli (red powder)
- Incense sticks
- Sweets, Fruits
- Curd (Yogurt)
- Clarified butter (Ghee)
- Dry fruits
- Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Let’s Perform The Main Shri Rama Navami Puja
LET’S PERFORM THE MAIN PUJA
Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina
Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Shri Rama Navami Puja.
Take flowers or unbroken grains of rice in your hands. Meditate upon the god, saying:
Slokas on Lord Rama are as follows:
“Yanmaya Vashvarti Vishwamkhilambrahamadidevasura, Yat Sat Vadmrishave Bhati Sakalam Rajoo Yadhaahaibharama, Yatpadah Palvmaive Bhati Hi Bhavambhodhaisitatti Shravtam, Vandeaham Tamsheshkaranparam Ramakhayamesham Harim”
Meaning: Lord Hari is also called as Rama and he is beyond all cause. This whole world is a part of his Maya. Lord Ram is the only one, with whose essence everything shines as real (though in reality it is false) where snake is misapprehended as a rope and whose feet are a boat to those who aspire to cross the ocean of Samsara, the relative existence. I surrender myself to such great Lord.
“Moolam Dharmtarovivekjaldhae Poornedumannandam, Vaiaragayambuj Bhaskaram Tawaghharam Dhavanta Paham Tapham, Mohambhodharpunjhpatanvidhoo Khe Sambhavam Shankaram, Vande Braham Kul Kalankshamanam Shree Rambhoopam Priyam”
Meaning: Lord Rama, the beloved King is the root of the tree of all Dharma. He is the full moon, giving delight to the ocean of Viveka or discrimination and the sun for the lotus of Vairagya. He is the destroyer of sin, the dispeller of the darkness of ignorance and the destroyer of pain. In the act of destroying the masses of clouds, of delusion he acts like wind. I bow to the Lord, who is propitious and who brought death to the disgrace to the Brahmin family of Ravana.
“Prasantam Ya Na Gatabhishaket Satatha Na Mamloo Banvasdukhta, Mukhambujshree Raghunandan Sai Mai Sada Aastu Sa Mujulmangalprada”
Meaning: Lord Rama has a lotus like beautiful face. His beauty neither gets enhanced at the coronation nor fades at the hardships of an exile in the forest. May Lord bless me with all auspicious.
“Neelambhuj Shyamalkomlang Sita Samaropitvambhagam, Pano Mahasaikacharoochapam Namame Ramam Raghuvanshnatham”
Meaning: Lord Rama is the chief amongst the Raghus. His handsome body is of dark blue color like the blue lotus. He has Sita seated on his left. He is the one, who wields a beautiful bow and arrows in his hands. I bow to such great Lord.
Drop the flowers and the rice at the feet of the god.