Ram Navami in India in 2020

Ram Navami in India in 2020
  How long until Ram Navami?
This holiday next takes place in 290 days.
  Dates of Ram Navami in India
2020Apr 2
Andhra PradeshThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
HaryanaThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshThu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, 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
2019Apr 13, Apr 14
Andhra PradeshSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
SikkimSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Apr 13Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Apr 13Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Apr 13Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSat, Apr 13Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Apr 13Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Apr 13Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Apr 13Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSat, Apr 13Regional Holiday
2018Mar 25, Mar 26
SikkimMon, Mar 26Regional Holiday
TelanganaMon, Mar 26Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
HaryanaSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
PunjabSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, Mar 25Regional Holiday
2017Apr 4, Apr 5
Andhra PradeshWed, Apr 5Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Apr 5Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Apr 5Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Apr 5Regional Holiday
BiharTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
HaryanaTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
OdishaTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
SikkimTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, Apr 4Regional Holiday
2016Apr 15
Andhra PradeshFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
BiharFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
HaryanaFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
PunjabFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
SikkimFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Apr 15Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Apr 15Regional 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 2020?
Andhra Pradesh  Andhra PradeshApr 2Regional Holiday
Bihar  BiharApr 2Regional Holiday
Chhattisgarh  ChhattisgarhApr 2Regional Holiday
Gujarat  GujaratApr 2Regional Holiday
Haryana  HaryanaApr 2Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh  Himachal PradeshApr 2Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh  Madhya PradeshApr 2Regional Holiday
Odisha  OdishaApr 2Regional Holiday
Punjab  PunjabApr 2Regional Holiday
Rajasthan  RajasthanApr 2Regional Holiday
Sikkim  SikkimApr 2Regional Holiday
Telangana  TelanganaApr 2Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh  Uttar PradeshApr 2Regional Holiday
Uttarakhand  UttarakhandApr 2Regional 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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