Shri Rama Navami Puja celebrates the birth of Lord Ram to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya and is celebrated by Hindus around the world on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha. Ram is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Watch & perform Shri Rama Navami Puja with our pray-along-videos. Perform aartis, read about food restriction, importance / significance of Shri Rama Navami Puja.
- Let’s first collect all puja items.
- Then we will do the puja preparation.
- Next we will perform the main Shri Rama Navami Puja.
- We will conclude with the aarti.
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)
Follow The Video To Prepare For The Rama Navami Puja
Before doing Shri Rama Navami Puja, we do the puja preparation or commonly called as panch peeth puja.
Lets follow the video through this step. Only after performing this step we proceed towards the main Shri Rama Navami Puja.
Let’s Perform The Main Shri Rama Navami Puja.
After performing the panch peeth puja, we start the main puja.
Follow along the instructions and mantras to perform the main Shri Rama Navami Puja.
We Will Conclude Shri Rama Navami Puja With The Aarti.
Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let us now do the Shri Rama Navami Puja to successfully conclude the puja.
Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina
Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Shri Rama Navami Puja.
Ram Navami Puja also known as Shri Rama Navami Puja is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. Ram is the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu. Years later Lord Rama was married to Sita on the Vivaha Panchami. The sacred marriage of Devi Sita with Lord Rama was held on Margashirsha Shukla Panchami as per Valmiki Ramayana. The SreeRama Navami festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.
At some places the festival lasts the whole nine days of the Navratras, thus the period is called ‘Sri Rama Navratra’. It is marked by continuous recitals, Akhand Paath, mostly of the Ramacharitamanas, organized several days in advance to culminate on this day, with elaborate bhajan, kirtan and distribution of prasad after the puja and aarti. Images of infant form of Sri Rama are placed on cradles and rocked by devotees. Since Rama is the 7th incarnation of Vishnu having born at noon, temples and family shrines are elaborately decorated and traditional prayers are chanted together by the family in the morning. Also, at temples special havans are organized, along with Vedic chanting of Vedic mantras and offerings of fruits and flowers. Many followers mark this day by Vrata through the day followed by feasting in the evening, or at the culmination of celebrations.
In South India,in Bhadrachalam the day is also celebrated as the wedding anniversary of Sri Rama and his consort Sita. Sitarama Kalyanam, the ceremonial wedding ceremony of the celestial couple is held at temples throughout the south region, with great fanfare and accompanied by group chanting of name of Rama. Whereas the marriage is celebrated in Mithila and Ayodhya during another day on Vivaha Panchami as per Valmiki Ramayana. The important celebrations on this day take place at Ayodhya, Bhadrachalam (Andhra Pradesh) and Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), thronged by thousands of devotees. Rathayatras, the chariot processions, also known as Shobha yatras of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, are taken out at several places, including Ayodhya where thousands of people take a dip in the sacred river Sarayu. Ram is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, incarnated in human form in the land of Ayodhya to battle the invincible Ravana. Ram Navami coincides with Vasant Navratri or Chait Durga Puja. Therefore in some regions, the festival is spread over nine days. This day, marking the birthday of Lord Rama, is also observed as the marriage day of Ram and Sita and thus also referred to as Kalyanotsavam.