Thousands of years have not made a difference to the love, devotion and respect that is there in the hearts of millions of Hindus for Lord Rama. Every year, the celebration of Ram Navami reaffirms the immense affection and reverence that members of the Hindu community possess for their supreme god. Go through some interesting facts related to Ram Navami and know more about this divine occassion. If you like, you can share these fascinating facts about Ram Navami with your dear ones. May Lord Rama shower his blessings on you and your loved ones!
Check out these little known facts on Ram Navami and celebrate the occassion with enhanced knowledge.
Ram Navami falls on the navam (ninth) day of the Chaitra month (March-April as per the Gregorian Calendar) of the Hindu lunar year.
In 2010, Ram Navami falls on Wednesday, the 24th of March.
Ram Navami marks the end of nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.
Ram Navami is also known as 'Rama Navratra' in some places owing to the fact that it lasts for the whole nine days of the Navratras.
Ramrajya, the period of reign of Rama, is still considered to be the golden age in Indian history. Mahatma Gandhi once said that he hoped the political situation of India to be akin to Ramrajya after she gained her freedom from British rule.
Lord Rama is considered to have been born in a Raghukula or Raghuvamsa, a dynasty owing its origin to "Raghu" (the sun). Hence the hour chosen to commemorate the lord's birth is that when the sun is overhead and shines the brightest.