Shri Ram Navmi 2024: festival of Sanatan dharma

Ram navmi 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, Shri 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.  

Shri Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya 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 Ram navmi 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. 

Shri 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 Ram navmi teaches several moral lessons to people, such as the importance of righteousness, devotion, courage, and compassion. 

Shri 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.