Ram Navami is an auspicious Hindu festival with great significance, which is celebrated every year with great devotion and celebration. On this day, people worship Lord Ram for His blessings. The festivity is celebrated as the day when Lord Rama and goddess Sita returned after 14 years of Vanavas to their kingdom, Ayodhya.
This is auspicious day is celebrated every year as the birthday of Lord Rama on the ninth day of Chaitra month, which is the first month as per the Hindu lunar calendar. The day also marks the end of the spring festival of Vasanta Navratri or Chaitra Navratri which starts on Ugadi.
Today, with the help of this post, we are going to help you out to find the date, Puja timings, significance, and rituals of Ram Navami. So, without any further due, let’s find out more about Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami 2020.
When is Ram Navami 2020?
This biggest Hindu festival, which is also known as Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami is dedicated to Lord Rama. Ram Navami is celebrated on the ninth and last day of Chaitra Navratri in March/April as per the Hindu Calendar.
This year in 2020, the Rama Navami Festival falls on 2nd April 2020 (Thursday), just four days before the Mahavir Jayanti, a major festival in the Jain community.
What is the Significance of Ram Navami 2020?
Ram Navami is an auspicious festival in the Hindu religion, which is celebrated to honor the birth of Lord Rama. The 9th day of Navratri is also devoted to one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama as per Hindu Mythology.
In India, Rama Navami is a great festival for all the people of the Hindu religion, particularly in South India. Lord Rama is a divine power who is considered to be the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu and people on this day worship Lord Sri Rama as the day signifies the removal of bad or negative powers and the arrival of divine power on the earth.
What are the timings for Rama Navami 2020 Puja?
As per to Hindu calendar, this year Rama Navami will be observed on Thursday, April 2, 2020, and the timings for the same are as follows:
- Rama Navami Madhyahna Muhurat: From 11:57 AM to 02:35 PM
- Time Duration: 2 Hours 38 Minutes
Sita Navami will be observed on Friday, May 1, 2020
- Rama Navami Madhyahna Moment: Starting from 1:16 PM
- Navami Tithi will Begin on: 11:10 PM on Apr 01, 2020
- Navami Tithi will Ends on 10:13 PM on Apr 02, 2020
What are the rituals followed by Rama Navami?
On Ram Navami a long day fast is taken, the narration of Ramayan takes place with people also telling Ramaraksha Stotra. The devotees also organized kirtans and bhajans. Lord Rama’s idol is decorated with beautiful ornaments as well as embellishments.
As Lord Rama was born in Ayodhya, therefore, the celebration of Rama Navami in Ayodhya is quite remarkable. Many devotees on this day arrive Ayodhya from far-flung places and take a holy dip into river Sarayu and visit Rama temple to take part in the birthday celebrations of Lord Rama.