Ram Navami 2020: Significance, Shubh Muhurat, Wishes & Everything You Need To Know
This year Rama Navami festival falls on Thursday, April 2, 2020, four days before the Mahavir Jayanti.
Ram Navami is a Hindu festival that observes the birthday of the god Rama. It is commemorated on the ninth day of Chaitra month, the first month in the Hindu lunar calendar. This year Rama Navami falls on Thursday, April 2, 2020, four days before the Mahavir Jayanti. As Lord Rama was born on this day, therefore special poojas, bhajan, and kirtan are done at houses. This festival is an occasion for moral thought for many Hindus.
On this day, important celebrations take place at Ayodhya and Sita Samahit Sthal (Uttar Pradesh), Sitamarhi (Bihar, Janakpurdham (Nepal), Bhadrachalam (Telangana), Kodandarama Temple, Vontimitta (Andhra Pradesh) and Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) but due to the coronavirus outbreak, these places have been shut down. This festival is largely marked on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha, as per the Hindu calendar’s Chaitra month.
As per to Drikpanchang, the auspicious muhurat for Rama Navami tomorrow i.e. Thursday, April 2, 2020, are as follows:
Navami Madhyahna Muhurat – 11:28 AM to 01:56 PM
- Rama Navami Madhyahna Moment – 12:42 PM
- Navami Tithi Begins – 03:40 AM on Apr 02, 2020
- Navami Tithi Ends – 02:43 AM on Apr 03, 2020
On this special day, reading of Rama Katha recitals or Rama stories including the Hindu sacred classic Ramayana is done. Some Hindus visit a temple, others pray within their home, and some participate in a bhajan or kirtan with music as a part of puja and aarti. Some devotees mark the event by taking miniature statues of the infant Rama, washing it and clothing it, then placing it in a cradle. Charitable events and community meals are also organized. The festival is an occasion for moral reflection for many Hindus. Some mark this day by fasting.