Ram Navami around the world in 2023

Ram Navami around the world in 2023
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Ram Navami
  Dates of Ram Navami around the world
2024 IndiaApr 17
Andhra Pradesh Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Bihar Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Chhattisgarh Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Delhi Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Gujarat Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Haryana Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Jammu and Kashmir Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Maharashtra Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Odisha Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Punjab Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Rajasthan Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Sikkim Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Telangana Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
Uttarakhand Wed, Apr 17Regional Holiday
2023 IndiaMar 30
Andhra Pradesh Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Bihar Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Chandigarh Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Delhi Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Gujarat Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Haryana Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Jammu and Kashmir Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Jharkhand Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Maharashtra Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Odisha Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Punjab Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Rajasthan Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Sikkim Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Telangana Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
Uttarakhand Thu, Mar 30Regional Holiday
2022 Various Apr 10
India 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
NepalSun, Apr 10National Holiday
2021 Various Apr 21
India 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
NepalWed, Apr 21Regional Holiday
2020 IndiaApr 2
Andhra Pradesh Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Bihar Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Chhattisgarh Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Delhi Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Gujarat Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Haryana Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Jharkhand Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Maharashtra Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Odisha Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Punjab Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Rajasthan Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Sikkim Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Telangana Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Uttarakhand Thu, Apr 2Regional Holiday

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

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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