The marks the birth of Lord Rama, who is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Ram Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri. Devotees of Lord Rama keep a long day fast and worship him on this day.
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- A day long fast
- Worshipping Lord Rama
- Listen or narrating the epic Ramayana or Nama Ramayanam
- Performing ceremonial wedding of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita
- Conducting Ram Navami procession
- Conducting Hawan i.e. Homa before breaking the fast on the next day
- Clean your house for Ram Navami puja.
- Take bath and sit on a Puja place with all Pujan Samagri (items needed for Puja)
- Place Lord Ram’s idol in puja room. You can also keep portraits of Mata Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman along with Lord Rama.
- Lord Ram was born at noon. So, you should perform the puja at noon.
- Perform puja with all the members of your family.
- Offer flowers, sweets, light diyas and incense sticks in order to please Lord Ram.
- Tulsi leaves or a lotus flower plays an important role for his worship.
- After lighting the diyas sprinkle holy water, roli, kumkum and rice on the deities.
- Read out holy mantras, Ramayana in order to please the deity.
- The worship of Lord Ram begins with the sixteen steps known as Shodashopachara Puja.
- Prepare Kheer & keep fruits as a Prasad. After puja is done, perform aarti, offer Prasad and seek blessing of Lord Rama.
- Apply Tilak and distribute Prasad to all the members.