History, Significance, Wishes, Quotes, Greetings on Ram Navami 2020.
History, Significance, Wishes, Quotes, Greetings on Ram Navami 2020.

Happy Ram Navami 2020: History, Significance, Wishes, Quotes, Greetings on this auspicious day

Ram Navami, celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Rama, falls on April 2 this year. Send these wishes, quotes and greetings on WhatsApp, SMS or Facebook messenger to your loved ones on this auspicious day.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 07:41 AM IST

Ram Navami, celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Rama, is a spring Hindu festival which marks the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu on the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri. According to legend, Lord Rama is considered the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu as he was born to King Dashratha and Queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya in the Tretha Yug. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival falls in the Shukla Paksha (brighter half) of the Chaitra month.

On this day, devotees pray for peace, prosperity and success and seek divine blessings from Lord Rama. Ram Navami also marks the ninth day of Navratri when devotees provide food for the needy. Hindus also perform the rituals of Kanya Puja on this day, where 9 girls are invited at home and paid respect as Hindus believe that they are the manifestation of Devi. A prasad consisting of sooji halwa, kala chana and puri is also prepared and offered to the girls after the puja ritual.

History and Significance of Ram Navami

Ram Navami is recorded in Rama recitals, especially in Ramayana, considered one of the two great Sanskrit epics of the Hindu religion. The story of Ram Navami is also called the Vratha Katha. It describes how King Dashratha and his three queens, Kaushalya, Kaikeyi and Sumitra performed the Putra Kamesti Yagna on the advice of Rishi Vashishth, when neither of King Dashratha’s wives was able to bear him an heir. After the yagna, the three queens were given kheer, which was blessed by Yajna, Lord of Yagna. The queens conceived soon after they consumed the kheer and on the ninth day of Chaitra month, Queen Kaushalya gave birth to Rama. Bharat, Lakshman and Shatrugana were born to the other queens.

Lord Rama had to step back as the rightful heir of Ayodhya, due to the promise made by King Dashratha to his third wife Kaikeyi. However, he ruled the kingdom once he came back from 14 years of exile and became a just and loved ruler.

How it is celebrated

Ram Navami is one of the biggest Hindu festivals and is celebrated in a number of ways. Some devotees bathe and dress up miniature idols of Lord Rama and place them in a cradle to mark his birth. A lamp is lit in front of the idol and kheer is prepared as an offering to God. Several devotees also celebrate Navami by providing food for the needy. Hindus also perform the rituals of Kanya Puja on this day, where nine girls are invited at home and given respect as Hindus believe that they are the manifestation of Indian Devis. A prasad consisting of halwa and puri is prepared and given to the girls.

Here are some wishes, SMSes, messages you can send your near and dear ones on this auspicious day of Ram Navami 2020:

* Here is hoping that Lord Rama bestows happiness and prosperity in your life

And brightens it with his divine blessings.

Happy Ram Navami!

* May Lord Ram shower his divine blessings on you and your family

I wish you prosperity, joy and harmony on

Ram Navami

Happy Ram Navami!

* May your life light up bright with the divine blessing of Lord Rama.

Happy Ram Navami!

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