Ram Navami in India in 2023

Ram Navami in India in 2023
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  How long until Ram Navami?
Ram Navami
  Dates of Ram Navami in India
2024 Apr 17
Andhra PradeshWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
BiharWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
SikkimWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
UttarakhandWed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
2023 Mar 30
Andhra PradeshThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
ChandigarhThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
HaryanaThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
JharkhandThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
PunjabThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
SikkimThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
2022 Apr 10
Andhra PradeshSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
HaryanaSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
PunjabSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
SikkimSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Apr 10Regional Holiday
2021 Apr 21
Andhra PradeshWed, Apr 21Government Holiday
BiharWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
JharkhandWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
SikkimWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
UttarakhandWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
2020 Apr 2
Andhra PradeshThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
HaryanaThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
JharkhandThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
PunjabThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
SikkimThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
  Summary

Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra

  Which regions observe Ram Navami in 2023?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday

When is Ram Navami?

Ram Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya.

It is celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra month (the first month in the Hindu lunar calendar). It marks the culmination of the spring festival of Vasanta Navratri (Chaitra Navratri) which begins on Ugadi.

Ram Navami is a gazetted holiday in several Indian states but may be celebrated on different days.

Traditions of Ram Navami

Rama was the seventh incarnation of Vishnu. He was the hero of the Ramayana, the ancient Sanskrit epic.

A continuous recital of the book takes place during the month of Chaitra prior to the celebration. On Ram Navami itself, the highlights of the story are read in the temple.

Houses are thoroughly cleaned on Rama Navami and a family shrine may be decorated with small statues of Rama. Offerings of flowers and fruit are placed on the shrine and prayers are recited after an early bath.

To mark the day, followers of Hinduism may fast or restrict themselves to a specific diet and won't eat certain foods like onions, garlic, and wheat products.

The celebrations at key places associated with Sri Rama, such as Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and Ramesvaram in Tamil Nadu can attract thousands of devotees.

In some parts of India, there is a tradition of tying an earthen pot full of money on top of a tree and local youths form teams to try and claim the pot.

It isn't as easy as it sounds; the base of the tree is covered with soft mud. And while the teams try to reach the top of the tree by forming human pyramids, the onlookers are shooting water jets at them. 

The tradition is similar to 'vutti' which takes place during Janmashtami.

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