Ram Nawami

Ram Nawami is a hindu festival which is celebrated as the Birthday of god Ram. Ram is considered as 7th avatar of lord Vishnu. Ram Nawami usually falls in the Shukla Paksha on the nawami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Bikram Sambat Calendar. So it is also called as a Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha navami and marks the end of the nine day Chaitra Navaratri celebrations. In some places the festival is celebrated whole 9 days and called Sri Rama Navaratri.

Ram is the son of Dasharatha, the Emperor from Ayodhya. Dasaratha had 3 wives named Kausalya, Sumitra and Kakikeyi. Ram is known as 'Maryada Purushottam' meaning ideal, righteous and a great or a perfect human being, being the best son, brother, husband and father.

Ram Nawami is widely celebrated in the Nepal and India. It is believed that Ram and Sita were married on the same day of Ram's birth.

People celebrate Ram Nawami by worshiping Ram, taking fasting and feasting. In Nepal there is a large celebration of Ram Nawami at Janakpurdham Nepal. In India there is large celebration on Ayodhya Karnataka, Sita Samahit Sthal Bihar, Bhadrachalam Telangana, Kodandarama Temple, Vontimitta Andhra Pradesh and Rameswaram Tamil Nadu. There exist thousand of devotees performing Rathyatras, the chariot processions, also known as Shobha yatras of Ram, SIta, Laxman and Hanuman.