13 April (Saturday)
Ram Navami Muhurta : 11:07 to 13:34
Duration : 2 Hour 27 Minute
Ram Navami Madhyahna Moment : 12:20
Ram Navami marks the birthday of Lord Ram, who is known to be the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Each year on Chaitra Shukla Navami (the ninth day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu Lunar month, Chaitra) Ramnavami is celebrated. In several temples, Sriramanavami is celebrated for nine days from the first day of Chaitra Navratri. Also, people observe fast on this day.
The story behind Shri Rama Navami starts with the King of Lanka, ‘The Ravan’. In his rule, people were being terrorized and wanted to get freedom from his menace. Ravan had acquired the power from Lord Brahma that he would never get killed by the Gods or Yakshas (demigod). He was the most powerful of all. Therefore, due to this terrorism, all Gods went to Vishnu with a request for help. Thus, Kausalya, the wife of King Dasaratha, gave birth to Lord Ram. Since then, the day is celebrated as Sriramanavami. Also, on a Chaitra Shukla Navami only, Tulsidas had started writing Ramcharitmanas.