Ramnavmi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Rama, one of the most revered and worshipped gods in Hinduism. It is observed on the ninth day of Chaitra month, which typically falls in March or April.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama was the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, who took human form to defeat the demon king Ravana and establish the rule of righteousness on earth. Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya in Ayodhya, a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. His birthplace is now known as the Ram Janmabhoomi temple.
The story behind Ramnavmi is rooted in the epic Ramayana, which describes the life and deeds of Lord Rama. According to the Ramayana, Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, abducted Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, and took her to his kingdom. Lord Rama, with the help of his loyal devotee Hanuman and an army of monkeys, fought a fierce battle against Ravana and his army to rescue Sita and restore dharma (righteousness) on earth.
The story of Ramnavmi teaches several moral lessons to people, such as the importance of righteousness, devotion, courage, and compassion. It emphasizes the victory of good over evil, and the triumph of truth over falsehood. Lord Rama is regarded as a symbol of virtue and an embodiment of compassion, whose life and teachings inspire people to live a life of righteousness and uphold moral values.
During Ramnavmi, devotees visit temples dedicated to Lord Rama, recite hymns and prayers, and participate in processions and other religious rituals. They also fast, meditate, and perform acts of charity and goodwill to seek the blessings of Lord Rama and attain spiritual enlightenment.